The Music Wave of the Future

Caught up with scenester Jim Buhlman (a.k.a. Del Rivers) last week; he shared with me a smattering of his treasure trove. Here’s a Dave Stearns article from January 16, 1980. While it centers on Penny Arcade’s “New Wave Mondays” it highlights New Math, Cappy and the Frenchmen, Bowery Boys and King Juke. Paul, I didn’t know you were in a band that wrote songs about French Poodles!

The Music Wave of the Future

You hear the music of the New Wave. Some people feel it, too. They talk about it, in its own language. To them, New Wave is no longer just a fad; it makes the earth move. Short hair and functional clothing are taking the place of the sprayed coifs and disco suits of the ‘70s and the long hair of the ‘60s. New Wave is streamlined for people with little money and lots of energy. Is this a music, a lifestyle for the ‘80s?
By DAVE STEARNS

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  1. Bowery Boy’s avatar

    I see you Omitted The Bowery Boy Pic that was in the article.
    Is someone angry with me?
    {:->

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  2. Stan the Man’s avatar

    Don’t think so… I’ve got the entire yellowed copy of the Times Union article in front of me and there’s no Bowery Boys picture to be seen… perhaps there was another photo on the front page of that section that Del did not preserve. If someone has it, please scan it and I will be happy to add it to the posting. I do have a Bowery Boys gig from May 1984 that I’m in the process of archiving. Lynne taped it. It’s very special to us since we met each other at a Bowery boys gig.

    Geoff; now that I’ve found Camel could we arrange a Bowery Boys reunion at some point in time? I imagine that 75% of the bands in Rochester are comprised of Bowery Boy/Fugitive/Irthing alumni…

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