I never realized how cyberpunk this is

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#1

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Guns, glam, 80’s computer graphics, kanji, Blade Runner samples, big hair, dry ice…this is the most cyberpunk thing I can imagine.


#2

One of my favorite bands. An apocryphal story…

The band was formed-purposefully-to make fun of ‘rockbands’. They were rude and arrogant at press stuff, claimed their music and lyrics were written by a ‘supercomputer’, and they sold ad space on their first album. (I can confirm that last part-“Studio Line from L’Oreal! Studio-studio-studio Line from L’Oreal!”) The plan was that they were going to stage a spectacular breakup, band member fights, and eventually a reunion tour. But they just kind of fell apart. Shame, really. They have a few other songs that came out after the two big albums, but I’d have liked to see that come together.

Have your players rob a bank to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRSV5lDPbUI


#3

They have “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off” to thank for their 15 minutes. But Tony James went on to Sisters of Mercy which I listened too a lot until Grunge came on the scene.


#4

I actually found this video after watching Yellow’s Oh, Yeah