Four Great Canadian New Wave songs from the 80s

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Just like in Scandinavia, long winters proved fruitful for Canadians making synth-heavy New Wave in the 80s.

It has been said that one could do countless lines of blow and cases of Moosehead beer in an alchemical cocaethylene haze at a smoky Toronto afterparty, with this song on repeat:

cEevin Key from Skinny Puppy‘s first studio project from ’81-82. It’s amazing to hear the familiar technical wizardry, but applied to gleeful optimism:

Love this song, evocative of a Queens teen club in the early 80s… Fun fact – he became trans:

My anthem ~2001, we made a party discussion group called Safety Dance in the early 2000s:

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