Yes, I know, we request it every year. The difference this time? They're currently working on a new album.
Saturday night. Mojave tent. 11:30 - end. The Devo/New Order slot. Must happen.
He sold his soul for a shot at fame
Catchphrase and wigs and the jokes are lame...
Hey maybe they could get Styx, Foreigner, and Foghat too!
Must be something in the air today.. I was just going through some random spotify playlists I made, saw Tears for Fears on one and of course started listening. Then the bright idea of they should be at Coachella popped in my head so I did some Googling and eventually ended up back here on the boards in a thread made today for that very topic!
Long story short, TEARS FOR FEARS COACHELLA 2014!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!
Then I guess you can throw in the lesser power pop bands: The Romantics, the Records, the Vapors, etc etc. And the second wave ska revivalists: The Beat, The Specials, etc etc. I'll include all them in my new wave big tent. Arty postpunk like Pere Ubu, yes.
We can even allow the first part of the New Romantic movement. Duran Duran, as much as they suck, they were certainly new wave. Ultravox, Visage, Gary Numan/Tubeway Army. Maybe Soft Cell. maybe.
But Pet Shop Boys? Erasure? get the fuck out of here with that mid 80s MTV style-first crap. They were not new wave bands. No.
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that's a good article, at least the graphics clued me in: the line is at Culture Club. that is where New Wave ended and whatever you want to call it followed. Not necessarily strictly chronologically but more stylistically. OMD's first two albums were new wave; after that, when they started to suck (but got very popular) they'd crossed into Erasure territory.
Wow, 12 step meetings at Coachella, who knew? SOBERCHELLA.COM
I'm a reasonable man, get off my case....
my first love was New Wave... it was what i was subjected to in my car seat, and itll always hold a special place in my heart. That said... The Hurting is one of the best albums of that generation, quite possibly any generation.
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
I would love this. We've had Squeeze, Duran Duran, New Order, OMD, Big Audio Dynamite.. It's time for Tears for Fears
I've worked for them twice once being a showcall. They sound great live and know how to keep an audience entertained. They're definitely worth seeing live. They can't be that difficult to book when they're playing casinos every other year.
i saw TFF around the mid 00's and they were much better than i expected, so i have no problem with this.
on the subject of soft cell, i also saw marc almond live around the same time. he played "tainted love" but not "sex dwarf", which was a huge disappointment. kinda like seeing ministry and not hearing them play "work for love" or "i wanted to tell her" (ok not really but damn, i love that first ministry album even if it was forced)
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I'm locking this fucker.
Would love to see them play again. I saw them when I was 14 and it was fantastic. The only thing I didn't hear that I really wanted was Watch Me Bleed. We hung out behind the stadium in the afternoon and tried to get autographs when they got off the tour bus. Manny Elias, the drummer was kind enough to sit and hang out with us for a while. We were fully blown off by Curt and Roland though. They were huge at that time.