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Ten Moments of New Romance

Sometimes you just have to give in to guilty pleasures. These are the songs I always feel embarrassed about when they shuffle onto my iPod, but what the heck. 26 years ago, I was a New Romantic, I had the baggy pants, the Tukka boots, the eyeliner. So here's a trip back to the Blitz Club, The Rum Runner, The Whisky A Go Go and Le Kilt - my Top Ten New Roomantic tracks. Strike a pose, people,

Like some New Romantic looking for the TV Snow...

It seems so sentimental, why should I care

Haunting notes, pizzicato strings, the rhythmn is calling

We're building fires that will burn until morning

Stay in time with the rhythmn and rhyme

Don't say I know what you're thinking, It's plain to see

One man on a lonely platform, one case sitting by his side.

Read a book and write a letter, Mother, things are getting better

Remember long ago when all the kids were

You better watch out, you better beware

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All by Visage? Wow, it takes guts to dress like you did without getting a steelcap boot to the head. I remember The Face mag had Blue Rondo on the cover in 81 and the expose on new romantics movement. I had wanted to dress like spandau ballet's martin kemp...

said juls on October 3, 2007 11:56 PM.

Holy crap I hadn't thought of Ultravox in about 20 years.

I'm old.

said Jennifer on October 4, 2007 12:14 AM.

enough about the dress, here's my Top Seven:

1. Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet
2. Tears are not enough - ABC
3. Girls on film - Duran Duran
4. Sleepwalk - Ultravox
5. Underpass - John Foxx
6. Reward - Teardrop Explodes
7. Ay Ay Ay Moosey - Modern Romance

said juls on October 4, 2007 2:45 AM.

8. Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Japan

said Jason on October 4, 2007 1:13 PM.

And you had hair back then!

said Miss Cellania on October 4, 2007 5:17 PM.

Juls, I have to say, that's a pretty damn good list too.

I wanted to be more esoteric and include Ronny, Gina X, Shock, Our Daughters Wedding and Fashion, but I couldn't find videos.

To Have And Have Not by Ronny is such a great track. Produced by Midge Ure too. I'm going to do a Midge Ure Lunch Hour Veg next week :)

said Scaramouch on October 4, 2007 5:39 PM.
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