The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

new wave madness at 4 am

genericus and I share a disease. We both have an obsession with early 1980s obscure music that we heard on the ROQ of the 80s in our youth. And we both go around chasing impossible crap like The Humans’ “Get You Tonight” or whatever, because it’s been stuck in our heads since we were 14, etc.

One of my grails was this song “Visitors” by the eponymous band, very new wave robot electronica. Sort of Devo ish. I was starting to think I had imagined the staccato chorus of guys saying “VIZ EE TORS WE ARE, VIZ EE TORS” over and over.

Nope. Found it. The band was called the Rockets, actually, and they were from France. (Nuke France, etc.) They’re most popular in Italy. They’re still around. And some kindly Russian maniacs had the very mp3 I wanted. And much, much more, all in Cyrillic characters.

What’s weirder is that they were sort of called the Visitors, for the album Visitors, on which was the song V-I-S-I-T-O-R-S which I sought. Allmusic is sort of opaque on the subject, but apparently there was a temporary merger with some other band called the Visitors. The whole thing is complicated, and also very Euro New Wave and conceptual (rubber suits, stiff motions, drum machines).

Anyway, here’s the song: visitors.mp3 (6.4 meg).
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