Neue Deutsche Welle 1982


In the issue of 10 June 1982, Bravo invited readers to vote for their favourite Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) act. My judgment:

The good: Fehlfarben, Spliff,  Ideal, Extrabreit, Falco, Rheingold, DAF

The OK: Spider Murphy Gang, Trio, UKW, Jawoll, Andreas Dorau

The bad: Hubert Kah (really, really bad), Markus

The Who the hell are you?: Vera Kaa, Nichts, Neonbabies, Insisters

The What are you doing here?: BAP, Bots (rock and political folk bands respectively, with no synth in sight), Kraftwerk, who virtually invented the genre but weren’t of it


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