New Sounds New Styles Magazine August 1981 + giant sized Duran Duran & Grace Jones poster
New Sounds New Styles Aug 1981 No 2 includes the giant double sided Poster of Grace Jones & Duran Duran!
THE LATIN GROOVE
As latin rhythms are stoking up the dance floors of Britain, every exciting new band seems to have found itself a contingent of percussionists from tropical climes. Names that until recently meant cult figures from a shadowy past Carmen Miranda, Edmundo Ros are now hailed as influences by the bands that are breaking in summer 81. Geoff Brown puts a love affair with Latin in perspective.
HAVANA LETS GO
Graham K. Smith went to a recent performance by Havana Let's Go! Afterwards he was discovered in a state of high excitement, twitching, gibbering and convincing his tape recorder with the account here transcribed.
FOOT FASHION 81
Weird and wonderful, comfortable and exotic; the range of shoes that makes the running today is almost unlimited. Jessami Calkin and Deanne Pearson try on some unlikely footwear.
LONDON SUIT STYLE 81
From Bogart to Bowie, a stylish suit has always added a cutting edge to fashion. Now Ronnie, Duran Duran, Steve Strange and Blue Rondo are among the generation of stars who bring a new dimension to the classic look. Robert Elms and Laura Abbot survey the coolest cuts in the capital.
Kraftwerk, musical masters in the art of electronic innovation, ventured out of Dusseldorf complete with a replica of their studio to show a remarkable blend of humanity and technology. Dave Rimmer tunes in to the silicon beat.
BLUE RONDO A LA TURK
were first a rumour, then a look, and always the promise of a spectacular sound. In the first, exclusive feature on the band that's the buzz of the moment, David Johnson reveals how fantasy became fact.
The Rockats are the Stray Cats in reverse: an English rockabilly band who found success in America. Eric McCartney discovers they may soon be coming home.
fulfil one of Robert Fripp's dreams. They're a small, mobile, intelligent unit. They make clean, light, electronic pop records. Depeche Mode like the devil have all the best tunes. Here they star in a 'Play For Tomorrow'.
SLY & ROBBIE
Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare are Jamaica's premier rhythm makers, whose music provides a powerful backdrop to such artists as Grace Jones and Black Uhuru. With Robert Elms they discuss milk and tea, snoring, Babylon, Taxi and spreading the sound of Reggae.
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