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This Video Takes You Inside Detroit’s Forgotten ’80s New Wave Club Scene

We were just as surprised.

To a techno head’s ear, the name “Detroit” evokes a grab bag of images and sounds: the Belleville Three, Underground Resistance and even Motown. But did you know about Detroit’s new wave scene?

Despite sounding slightly weird, the Motor City had a pretty vibrant new wave movement in the ’80s. Emerging from from the city’s punk scene, new wavers would congregate around clubs like Asylum and Liedernacht to leave their mild-mannered corporate day jobs behind. This side of Detroit’s club culture heritage is less documented these days. Fortunately a TV program called “Good Afternoon Detroit” managed to capture some of it on film.

Check it out here.

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