Flopcast 635: The New Wave Game Part 5 – Hush, Hush

Flopcast 635 Til Tuesday

Flopcast episode 635! Time to wrap up our New Wave Game and see if anyone survives! We’re down to the final three volumes of the CD series Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80s, and either Kevin or Kornflake could still win. (But come on, our money is on Kornflake…) And we’ve reached the mid-80s, when there was no shortage of new wave hits in the Top 40. So we’re talking about acts like Wang Chung, Thompson Twins, Katrina and the Waves, Animotion, Tears for Fears, Bananarama, and Men at Work. It seemed like nothing was off limits on the pop charts. A musical about chess? Sure. Vietnam-era news clips set to a dance beat? Absolutely. The Dream Academy had a hit that sounded like nothing else. Arcadia had a hit that sounded exactly like Duran Duran, and with good reason. There’s even a trio of New England-area new wave bands represented here. (We all know ‘Til Tuesday, but do you remember Miracle Legion? How about Rubber Rodeo?) So enjoy one last round of new wave madness, and then we can relax. Just like Frankie said.

Episode 635 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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