They ruled the charts in the 1980’s, and synthesizer-driven, pulsating pop music bands are still creating new art with new music in new styles.
And we still love them.
New Order, who released “Blue Monday “ in 1983, just came out with a new album titled “NOMC15” earlier this year, featuring a few classics from yesteryear and new music as well.
Depeche Mode had released hit "Just Can't Get Enough" in 1981, appeared in concert in Houston a few weeks ago as part of their massive world tour that packed the house in Madison Square Garden and sold out two nights. Their new “Spirit” album continues the band’s social commentary through music.
Gary Numan, who sang "Cars," will appear at Houston’s Warehouse Live December 15. “I think part of it is like comfort food,” says GM Curtis Monroe about the appeal of bands whose members are in their mid-50’s. “It feeds the soul of people who are of an older age.” But he says audiences are not all greying. “It’s a very mixed demographic that can be anywhere from a 12 or 13 year old to a 50 year old.”
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD) released “The Punishment of Luxury” the first of September, their 13th album.