'Mad World: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s’ is a brand new book that covers the music of the MTV Generation.
With the publication of the book in North America and a UK edition scheduled for Autumn 2014, co-author Lori Majewski kindly spoke to The Electricity Club to give a fascinating American viewpoint on Synth Britannia and much more. Continue Reading ›
In 2013, it would appear electronic pop music is as popular as ever with classic acts such as OMD, PET SHOP BOYS and KARL BARTOS producing some of their best work since their heyday. And with them come many new acts who have been inspired by the innovators.
But one comment often keeps being repeated whenever The Electricity Club discusses particularly the new all-male synth acts on the scene with its colleagues and friends: “They’re not MIRRORS!” Continue Reading ›
At the height of his fame in 1981 having had three successive No1 album, GARY NUMAN announced his retirement from live shows.
He was vilified by the UK press, and away from the spotlight he was beset by a lack of self-confidence. As a result, at the height of his fame in 1981, he announced his retirement from live shows. To mark the occasion he staged a spectacular farewell concert over three nights at Wembley Arena. This farewell show is now available for the first time on DVD, with remastered sound and a new interview with Gary Numan.
By 1981 Numan had already established a reputation for his extravagant stage sets, and for these final concerts he was determined to go out in style. Continue Reading ›