Tag Archives: False New Wave

Record Review: Robert Palmer – Clues EURO CD

Robert Palmer: Clues EURO CD [1991] Looking For Clues Sulky Girl Johnny + mary What Do You Care I Dream Of Wires Woke Up Laughing Not A Second Time Found You Now I had a strange approach to Robert Palmer. … Continue reading

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I Was A Token New Waver…

I’ve written in the past about the curious phenomenon of False New Wave®, which got pretty rampant during the salad days of the trend. We were treated to the spectacle of rawk stars a generation older adopting the colorful plumage … Continue reading

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REDUX: Faking It Files – More False “New Wave”

January 21, 2011 Little did I know the hornet’s nest I was to stir up with my last post on this topic! Honestly, I was pressed for time and grabbed the first theme I could run with – hastily. Some … Continue reading

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REDUX: Faking It Files – A Gallery Of False “New Wave”

January 18, 2011 ‘Round about 1978-1979 there was something in the air that even established, coke-enhanced rock royalty were catching wind of. Their irrelevancy. Once you’re on top, there’s only one way to go from there. Let’s face it, the … Continue reading

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The Triumph Of False New Wave: Alice Cooper – Clones

Alice Cooper: Clones [We’re All] US 7″ [1980] Clones [We’re All] Model Citizen From time to time we’ve paused to excoriate the flabby, aged rockers who have tried , with varying levels of failure, to hitch their wagon to the … Continue reading

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Faking It Files: Mr. Roboto Proves Waterloo For Styx – Millions Cheer

Styx had sold millions of copies of their late 70s albums. They could have kept grinding them out like sausages. What possessed them in 1983 to mount an elaborate tour/album based on an incomprehensible concept album storyline a good six seven … Continue reading

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Faking It Files: STYX Join The New Wave Bandwagon…Years Too Late!

Last year I did a few posts on the phenomenon of False New Wave, and these were wildly popular, so the impetus has always been there to revisit the topic. The comments gave me grist for future posts I’ve yet … Continue reading

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