The Teens 1982


German teen-popsters The Teens on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 7 January 1982. They had finished second in the annual readers’ poll for favourite band of 1981.It wasn’t because they were any good.


Bravo cover 7 Jan 1982 (Adam Ant)


Adam and the Ants feature on the cover of Bravo of 7 January 1982. This week 36 years ago Germany’s youth was reading about:

• AC/DS new tour up close
• How Meat Loaf needs an “oxygen shower” after every show
• The lives of Marc Almond and the other one from Soft Cell
• How Adam Ant started his band
• Introducing German new wave group Einstürzende Neubauten
• The big mouth of young football star Lothar Matthäus

Bravo 12 August 1982


Annoying German new wave singer Hubert Kah features on the cover of Bravo of 12 August 1982. That week 35 years ago Germany’s youth read about:

• Footballers Toni Schumacher, the villain, and Pierrre Litbarski, the “sunnyboy”
• Your rights: May your parents throw you out?
• Asia in concert in Philadelphia
• New tennis hero Mats Wilander
• Nina Hagen’s new image (all new wave and Christian)
• A visit to Olivia Newton-John