Sunday, April 20, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Heaven 17, "Let Me Go"

The summer of 1983 was, as I've mentioned before, a wonderful time of my life. Occasionally, that summer, this video, Heaven 17's "Let Me Go" would play on the big old color console television in the living room of the house full of guys that I lived in, and I'd have to stop, watch and listen. I know that "New Wave" has become kind of a perjorative over the years, but I still love what came to be called New Wave. Of course I love me some Ramones, Clash and Sex Pistols and other punk rock, but there's still room for the Cure, Modern English and of course, Heaven 17. And god bless the early and mid eighties, because in some ways they were the best years of our lives.


6 comments:

Tenacious S said...

Oddly for me, this isn't a forgotten video at all. I spent my fair share of time wallowing in New Wave.

Erik Donald France said...

I feel like going back in time with some of today's cohorts . . .

Monica said...

call it whatever but i heart new wave...

Natalie said...

That made me smile

Suze's Sass said...

Aah, brings back the good ol' days!

dmarks said...

The New Wave era is probably my second favorite music period.