Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
An inspired selection of 80’s new wave bands performing classic pop covers.
Compiled by Marc Collin of the phenomenal Nouvelle Vague comes an equally phenomenal album, this is Nouvelle Vague in reverse - new wave bands covering classic tracks of our time. Not a compilation for the sake of it, but an album breathing new life into one of the most controversial & back in vogue musical movements of recent times.
Nouvelle Vague presents New Wave features some of the great names of the 80’s – Visage, OMD, The Stranglers, Joy Division, Gary Numan rendering their versions of classic tracks by The Rolling Stones, Bowie, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, The Doors and others. Alongside these are more obscure bands – Belgium’s Polyphonic Size, Antena from France, The Comateens from New York. Perhaps most representative of the spirit of the new wave movement as a whole and this album in particular is Belgium’s Elton Motello deviant cover of Plastique Bertrand’s international hit, Ça plane pour moi. Or was it the original ... ?
This is a quirky, fascinating, illuminating insight into the weird and wonderful world of New Wave.