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continuing the punk gone poppy new wave theme-

TOKYO - Humanos (1985) from Sao Paulo
The singer is guy called Sulpa (who obviously idolizes Billy Broad) his mother later became mayor of Sao Paulo.

DIE ARTZE - Madchen (1985). there's an umlaut over the 'A' in ARTZE
these Berlin guys broke up about 1987 but reformed in the 90's and got huge ala DIE TOTENHOSEN.
Tube interview with Muriel Gray (1985)
 

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The singer was on first dates a few years ago. His date said she was a big fan back in the 80s, but didn't recognize him until he told her what band he was in.
 

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PREFAB SPROUT - Don't Sing (1984)
the lyrics had me perplexed - it's about Graham Greene's The Power and The Glory.
the way Paddy McAloon intones the words is amazing, must be a very difficult song to sing.
 

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the above Video is for the 1987 reissue. this is the 1982 video for Hot In The City.

and Modern Talking are one best selling German groups ever. they sold an insane of records in non English speaking markets.
 

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apparently one of the ways that they got the re-release to be a hit in the states was that they had localised versions for the whole of america. the bit at 3:14 where he shouts “new york!” was re-recorded with different shout-outs for every major city in america (“chicago!” “LA!”, etc). then they sent the appropriate versions out to the relevant radio stations. so everyone thought it was a song about their town.
 

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