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Subject: Taxonomy of 80s music (and New Romantics info)

Written By: Stinkyy on 04/19/08 at 10:28 am

A taxonomy is a break-down of things - e.g. Group - sub-group - element - sub-element ...  from large to small.

I've been reading so much about 80s music sub-movements on Wikipedia (groan) that my head hurts.  I DO think the New Romantic entry is pretty freaking phenomenal,  check it out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Romantic 

I see more and more interrelationships than ever and it's pretty cool - a "six degrees of separation" kind of thing.  For example,  imagine my surprise when I heard that two awesome 80s bands that I think have a lot in common stylistically -  Level 42 and Johnny Hates Jazz - collaborate in the 00s.  Or how China Crisis consider Brian Eno (cool) and David Bowie (super-cool) some of their influences.  Or how David Sylvian/Japan (Awesome) charted the course for what Duran Duran (Phenomenal) would accomplish. 

There needs to be somebody with too much time on his hands that's building a big diagram...  :D (I wish)



Stinky



Subject: Re: Taxonomy of 80s music (and New Romantics info)

Written By: midnite on 04/19/08 at 3:28 pm

Decent article.  New Romantic Music is great and most (if not all) of the bands were from the U.K.  Were there any good or popular north american New Romantic groups?

Subject: Re: Taxonomy of 80s music (and New Romantics info)

Written By: Stinkyy on 04/20/08 at 8:51 am

I wish I knew!  I guess nothing comes to mind...  I'm sure somebody qualifies...  maybe Madonna after she changed her voice to have a Brit accent??  ::)

Check out this article:  http://www.imissthe80s.com/poporpunkornewave.htm  The author is obviously feeling our pain with this!


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Subject: Re: Taxonomy of 80s music (and New Romantics info)

Written By: chael39 on 06/08/08 at 2:08 pm

Prince seemed to have a New Romantic sensibility for a while, though his music didn't hew close to British New Romantics.

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