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> England 1979-84 - the influence of Trans Europe Express and Man Machine kicks in big time.

The New Romantic movement draws inspiration from the un-American, anti-rock imagery of 'Europe Endless' and the narcissm of 'The Hall of Mirrors'.

Gary Numan cops the robotnik schtick. Spiritually twinned with Duesseldorf, the northern industrial steel towns of Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds go synth-crazy with Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and Soft Cell. <

SPIN magazine
[August '98]