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Visage
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
Japan
6%
 6% [ 1 ]
ABC
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Culture Club
6%
 6% [ 1 ]
Spandau Ballet
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Duran Duran
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
Ultravox
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Ultravox!
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Kajagoogoo
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Adam & the Ants
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
A Flock of Seagulls
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Human League
19%
 19% [ 3 ]
Modern English
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Flesh for Lulu
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
OMD
19%
 19% [ 3 ]
Tranxen 200
13%
 13% [ 2 ]
I hate them all
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
I love them all
6%
 6% [ 1 ]
I don't know any of them but I will discover thanks to this poll
5%
 5% [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 16
 

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PostSubject: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 9:34

Come on, vote. fou
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 9:39

Don't know even only one. spamafote
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 10:12

HUMAN LEAGUE rulaiz

i should listen to Japan, it's been a while i heard from them
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 10:52

Modern English ? mouais
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 10:57



fou
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 15:32

It's BY FAR their worst side grumpy just like most of these bands I only like the early works... it was soon to became commercial shite.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 16:09

ABC.... Absolute Body Control? They never were New Romantics!

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 16:10

where are The Romantics ???!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 17:20

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ABC.... Absolute Body Control? They never were New Romantics!

Azia

no, darling, there was a new romantic band called ABC,nothing to do with absolute... there were produced by the (in)famous Trevor Horn freedent
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 20:07

XTA wrote:
where are The Romantics ???!!!!!
Mmmm, not stupid...
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 20:35

ABC, that was "The look of love" ? I think we should add Heaven 17, then. "with this ring let me goooooo"
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 20:38

tco wrote:
HUMAN LEAGUE rulaiz

Heeeeeeell yeah !
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 20:59

vx cheerleader 69 wrote:
ABC, that was "The look of love" ?

yes it was

should we have add this bands or not ? (i'm a little bit confused between the new romantics / synthpop / new wave)
B.Movies
Fake (ok i'm not sure they released a full album mrgreen )
Pet Shop Boys
Soft Cell
Talk Talk

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 21:38

OMD was not New Romantics, Culture Club not really.

And about Ultravox, Midge Ure called New Romantics "des porte-manteaux" (coat racks ?) so...


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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 21:40

tco wrote:
vx cheerleader 69 wrote:
ABC, that was "The look of love" ?

yes it was

should we have add this bands or not ? (i'm a little bit confused between the new romantics / synthpop / new wave)
B.Movies
Fake (ok i'm not sure they released a full album mrgreen )
Pet Shop Boys
Soft Cell
Talk Talk

?

Fake ???! it was in 1987 ! all new romantics was dead for many years Laughing

Pet Shop Boys are no new romantics.

Talk Talk ahem, did you see the singer ? fight
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 11 Sep 2009 - 22:20

RobbyRobot wrote:
OMD was not New Romantics, Culture Club not really.

And about Ultravox, Midge Ure called New Romantics "des porte-manteaux" (coat racks ?) so...


pepito
Well, I hesitated with some but still put them for fun. OMD were a bit apart, but in the second half, starting with "If you leave"...

Midge Ure... well, if the lyrics for "Dancing with tears in my eyes" are not the sum of all the romantic clichés... and "Vienna", please Very Happy ... why Vienna if not for the romantic image? Why not Limoges or La Bourboule, then? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sat 12 Sep 2009 - 9:35

Yes of course, Ultravox are new romantics, especially for Vienna album and the 2 followers. It was a kind of "serious" version Smile
But Dancing with tears... and the lament album is after all this.

Anyway Migde Ure (and Billy Currie) was Visage too, so maybe this experience with a THE absolute new romantic Steve Strange wasn't very cool or something like that... Laughing

But I remember clearly than Midge Ure hated to be included in this fashion.

Anyway I insist OMD was never be New Romantics. Romantics, maybe, but "New R" was not a description but a style with codes. Visage, Duran Duran, Spando Ballet, ABC, Adam and the Ants, Kajagoogoo have this codes but not OMD.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sat 12 Sep 2009 - 9:55

imo they were all followers from bowie/roxy and some were more talented than other confused
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sat 12 Sep 2009 - 12:33

Well, the John Foxx Ultravox! was bowiesque of course. And Steve Strange was in the Ashes to Ashes video, and...

Midge Ure was more of a prog/kraut guy (OMD too in some way), kinda the "intellectual" of the movement (like Trevor Horn) who seems to have found himself there quite by accident... and he was in a mod band with Matlock, too. Quite a surprising guy.

This one is priceless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGD-7IJaR90 (specially the punchline at 2:28) fou
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sun 13 Sep 2009 - 18:37

I voted for Duran Duran but i could have chose Ultravox or Human League instead...
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sun 13 Sep 2009 - 18:40

DURAN DURAN - A View To Kill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsiBhQ60rJE

ULTRAVOX - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (awesome song) amour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOKMxMjc8Mk

SPANDAU BALLET - True
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sun 13 Sep 2009 - 19:53

I know only the singles of these bands, excepts for OMD.
So my vote goes to them.
But it's been a while I listened to their CDs!
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Mon 14 Sep 2009 - 17:19

Visage : Steve Strange certainly but he didn't wait for it to be given a name (by a MM or NME journalist) to start throwing parties with dresscodes in London ('The Anvil, Night Club School!!!'). Plus in visage, Were people totally apart from all the scene such as Midge Ure or Barry Adamson

Japan : no link, apart from a few videos like 'Ghost'. They've always been dressed in ana incredible fashion since 1974.

ABC

Yes, just like Spandau Ballet and their awfull suits and haircuts, but those people had done some 'colder' stuff before, not neoromantic at all

Culture Club

A different problem ... awfull music

Spandau Ballet

ridiculous disguise, the worst with them, was they thought they were clever and sooooo serious !

Duran Duran

A different story, they were fans of Barbarella and all that is Kitsch. Theyu were also fans of the band Chic and Nile Rodgers (who later produced their album) . You can hear the sentence 'like some new romantics looking for the tv sound') on 'Planet Earth'). Plus John Taylor is not only one of the most interesting bass players I've heard (after Mick Karn) but he really beat everyone concerning the haircut .

Ultravox

just like Robby said

Kajagoogoo

Awful, the new romantics (if they ever existed) were already dead and gone

Adam & the Ants

Him too was really involved in clothes-style-making and musically he's one of the most exciting of all the list, closer to Siouxsie (with tribal afro double drums and batcave guitars

A Flock of Seagulls

they were really ridiculous and the music very .... naive, they're touring again now, and one advice : don't go see their live videos on youtube if you ever enjoyed their songs ... but those are americans, so they don't really fit in with N.Romantics

Human League

Indus electro, superheros fans, experimenting on analog machines with Clock DVA and Heaven 17, then they seperated and changed their hairstyle, hired two girls to sell more records. But the good music come almost from the early days : 'being boiled' or 'the circus of death'. Not really the 'romantic' era...

Flesh for Lulu

Not at all. I'd say old school gothic , like Play Dead etc.

OMD

Out of the post punk wave too. No particular Style appart from white shirts and ties.


SOFT CELL

No !!!! You can't have a more rock'n'roll way of life than these two. they were more into Skulls, Knives, Serynges and dust . If you read the unbelievable 'Tainted Life' biography by Marc Almond, you will read funny comments about them observing other bands backstage such as depeche mode or ultravox, all wearing what they' been given by their record companies or tv shows designers.

TALK TALK, No, apart from their very first album, they looked more like rock-hiyppies

PET SHOP BOYS : Wrong era

B MOVIE Those really had an awful image but they also come from the post-punk ('aeroplanes and mountains')

HAIRCUT 100 could be added to this list or CLASSIX NOUVEAUX Those really had .... interesting ??.... looks. but DEAD OR ALIVE had been there before


the thing is , musically, they all sound different, so it has to be a journalists' invention.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Mon 14 Sep 2009 - 17:22

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Well, the John Foxx Ultravox! was bowiesque of course. And Steve Strange was in the Ashes to Ashes video, and...

Midge Ure was more of a prog/kraut guy (OMD too in some way), kinda the "intellectual" of the movement (like Trevor Horn) who seems to have found himself there quite by accident... and he was in a mod band with Matlock, too. Quite a surprising guy.

This one is priceless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGD-7IJaR90 (specially the punchline at 2:28) fou

the "blitz" nights...
gary numan was part of it too.

all this is Bowie's fault and his so called trilogy and tony visconti's heavy drum sound freedent
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Mon 14 Sep 2009 - 17:28

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Human League

Indus electro, superheros fans, experimenting on analog machines with Clock DVA and Heaven 17, then they seperated and changed their hairstyle, hired two girls to sell more records. But the good music come almost from the early days : 'being boiled' or 'the circus of death'. Not really the 'romantic' era..

you're totally right, HL (mark I) and H17 used to have some very engaged lyrics ! very industrial even in the sound.

for the rest of HL it's pretty good until 1985, after the "lebanon" song it becomes awful and sounds like Fresh prince's records freedent
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Mon 14 Sep 2009 - 21:12

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Not at all. I'd say old school gothic , like Play Dead etc.
Pleaaaaaaaaaaase, they always sucked as (pseudo-) "old school gothics". But when they played straight pop for teenage girls (in a "2nd period Simple Minds" fashion) they where really good. Ridiculous, but fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Wed 16 Sep 2009 - 20:27

Sorry, it's in french, but it's worth learning to speak it:

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Fri 18 Sep 2009 - 19:33

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laag wrote:
Flesh for Lulu

Not at all. I'd say old school gothic , like Play Dead etc.
Pleaaaaaaaaaaase, they always sucked as (pseudo-) "old school gothics". But when they played straight pop for teenage girls (in a "2nd period Simple Minds" fashion) they where really good. Ridiculous, but fun.

well I only know this album and it's pretty good, although I must admit it's not as interesting as Play dead

but they have nothing to do with new wave anyway



but when I look at the other covers ... I don't really want to hear it !
especially what you call the 'simple minds' fashion brrrrrrrr, scary !


oh yes and simple minds were quite ridiculous and boring too , especially from 'new gold dream' on
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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sat 19 Sep 2009 - 3:26

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PostSubject: Re: Your favourite New Romantics   Sat 19 Sep 2009 - 12:10

I just read that about the album "Hype" by Robert Calvert (ex Hawkwind singer, responsible for some of the strangest british pop recordings ever) :

Quote :
Play Hype, however, and one can hear the entire course of British synth pop unfolding months before many of its own sainted progenitors themselves got started. And it doesn't even matter whether Calvert was plundered or prescient. You'll never hear Midge Ure and Ultravox in the same light again.

written by Dave Thompson on the all music guide

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