songs i liked from before my sense of what was cool and uncool was established
quirkstep from theatrical prog-glam-artrock troupe who quickly restyled themselves New Wave
Ken Lockie, former associate of K. Levene
Old Waver adapts swiftly to the New Wave
sounds very like early Simple Minds, that does - and they were Bebop Deluxe fans, am I right? Or was that in fact Stuart Adamson / The Skids?
Why the French accent?
Both these tunes got a lot of Peel play
this next one made the charts
unfortunate placement of J. Saville's voice there at the front of a song about someone who's "not yet a woman"
never noticed that "17" is a bit like an unfeminist Delta 5
J. Burchill wrote a brutal take-down of M & Muffins LP saying how small the topics and targets of the New Wave were c.f. punk - but I like that thing of writing about buildings, food, roads (XTC) .... mundane stuff... anything but love and loneliness....