“State of the Nation” by Industry (read about them here 1)( Industry > Biography )” href=”http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:rifozfjheh5k~T1″>allmusic 2)( Industry > Biography ) , the same place the Wily Filipino found information on Seona Dancing) is the musical bookend to my teen years matched by Seona Dancing. It’s interesting the website also mentions the rumor of the band’s demise in a plane crash. Although depending on my level of sentimentality there’s also “Da da da” by Trio (3)( Trio > Overview )” href=”http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:risxlfke5cqo”>allmusic 4)( Trio > Overview )) which reminds me of being 12 and following the herd in school wearing “baston” pants and Saucony sneakers…
Ah, New Wave (allmusic). A musician friend once explained it to me as an offshoot of English folk music, but that doesn’t appear in the explanation linked above. Also, the period seems so brief, for Filipinos it seems to have been most of the 80s, or was that just part of the cultural slowness of the country? What’s interesting is how for much of that period, the country seemed oriented, musically, to Europe and not America. I recall, studying in the States from 83 to 87, that much of the music I’d bring to the States from visits home was familiar to European classmates, but totally unknown to the Americans -who picked up on it, however (remember the song “Asia”? Who sang it? My American classmates liked it and were, incidentally, fascinated by the phenomenon of singles on tape).
Fascinating site, there’s info on Sigue Sigue Sputnik (5)( Sigue Sigue Sputnik > Biography )” href=”http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:vx8ibka96akx~T1″>allmusic 6)( Sigue Sigue Sputnik > Biography )),
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