A high school with a library larger than most city libraries. A land where people actually dance to the music of E.G. Daily instead of laughing at it. A time when goths were nice, punks cared and preppies ruled. Where is this place?
A little new old style New Wave to celebrate Wednesday.
With TV commercials being the new radio, The Ting Tings recently had a choice spot when their song "Shut Up and Let Me Go" was featured in an Apple Ipod commercial. The flashy commercials and early 80's New Wave beat caught my attention so I downloaded the song from Amazon. Hearing the whole song was even better, the Naked Eyes style groove (reminds me a bit of Promises Promises) and bratty girl vocal added more to the hook to make three minutes of Pop pleasure.
You just don't hear innocent New Wave any more, even by 1987 you didn't hear it, so to hear the British duo of Jules De Martino and Katie White take me back to the days of when there were No More Words in Berlin and Missing Persons were Destination Unknown is a treat. If I could go back in time, I guess I would be a New Wave dandy for one day. I'd wear a shoulder padded blazer and pout in slow motion just like that dude in Simple Minds when he sang Don't You Forget About Me . Actually, I take that back - I wouldn't do that because it wasn't my style and seemed really trendy at the time. Besides, if it's one thing I've learned its that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess and a criminal. No, you can't go back. But you can listen to new music that similates going back and that's "Shut Up and Let Me Go". A New Song that Rules!
The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go"