Nouvelle Vague at the Rex

Mouvelle Vague at the Rex
Originally uploaded by killerfemme.

Seeing Nouvelle Vague was exciting and strange. They were not quite as bossa nova as we expected, but they did put on a fantastic show. Being the New Order and Joy Division fanatic that I am, of course I felt vindicated hearing their versions of “Blue Monday” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” I have noticed that cell phones have replaced lighters as lighted things to wave during rock ballads, which is pretty funny. I also found it strange that Nouvelle Vague has been covering super-mainstream 80’s songs and songs that are not at all from the 80’s (like Os Mutantes “Baby”). G. and I came up with a list of bands they could cover, like: Television, Orange Juice, Talking Heads, Ramones, Gang of Four, it could go on…

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