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Wave Runner : Short Waves : 15

Wave Runner : Short Waves : 15

Playing tracks by

Bow Wow Wow, Haircut 100, Shark Vegas, The Blue Nile and Cocteau Twins.

Chart positions

This show was 18th in the global new wave chart, 18th in the global synth-pop chart, 19th in the global alternative chart and 47th in the global indie chart.

30 minute episodes of 80’s New Wave, Synthpop & New Romantic music with commentary on each song, the date of release and some very brief histories. Not too long, not too short! Just 30 minutes of nostalgic time travel to a magical era of fun and fashion! Hosted by Motuvius Rex, Wave Runner is a program of Radio Arcane based in Louisville, Kentucky.


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Also, that was Bernard Sumner of New Order on guitar at the end of the Shark Vegas track. I looked it up afterwards and confirmed that it totally was Bernard on guitar.

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In this episode when I said two members of Bow Wow Wow had previously been in Adam and the Ants, it’s actually three members. All three musicians, David Barbarossa, Matthew Ashman and Leigh Gorman had previously been members of Adam and the Ants.

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Tracklist -
01 : Bow Wow Wow - Louis Quatorze (1982)
02 : Haircut 100 - Lemon Firebrigade (1982)
03 : Shark Vegas - You Hurt Me (1986)
04 : The Blue Nile - Stay (1984)
05 : Cocteau Twins - Great Spangled Fritillary (1985)