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Strange Fruit

Following the explosive launch of the Electroclash festival in October of 2001, thousands of New York hipsters-post-punk wannabes wearing skinny ties and blue hair dye or bisexual fashionistas that may or may not have listened to bands like Suicide and the Velvet Underground in the 80s-ignited the movement into its very own genre of music that’s buzzing loudly in glossy magazines and other trend-setting media. The group Adult., coined to be the “husband and wife purveyors of vocal-oriented electronic punk-pop” by eye.net, eschew this electroclash hype, explaining that record companies and New York art gallery strong-hands simply foresaw the expression to be a marketable term and went wild over bands like Fisherspooner and A.R.E. Weapons.
Now, this “high concept” combining 80s electro and 70s punk and new wave with gaudy fashion, computers and sexually unabashed stage performances appeals to hip youngsters disillusioned by the mish-mash of money, politics and media elbowing them in the chest. They find prudery and taboos like homosexuality to be obsolete and Peaches, n

November 5, 2002

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