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Human Switchboard

Geoffrey Himes, Musician, June 1982

WITH A WHOLE February afternoon to spend at home, the mailman's latest batch of new wave releases went on the turntable. They told a distressing tale. New wave began as a worthy assault on pop myths about romance and success. Yet the frustration of attacking such sturdy myths has led most bands into either cynical detachment or resigned fatalism. Moreover, they all sound so much the same.

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