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
New German Wave act Hubert Kah on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 15 July 1982. I hated Hubert Kah, and this photo does nothing to change my position. Their music was rubbish, tool. Urgh.
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
German new wave singer Hubert Kah on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 2 September 1982. Hubert was an exponent — not the best, it must be said — of the Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) that revolutionised Germany’s music scene. Starting with acts like DAF and Ideal, the scene quickly became commercial and increasingly banal.
Bravo cover of the issue for 27 May 1982. The goons on the cover pic are New German Wave band Hubert Kah, whose music was only barely better than the dreadful way they look in this photo.
Check out My Life In Vinyl 1982.