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MUST HEAR: Still the New Wave Flow, 1976

”I am the same and will stay the same /
Still the new wave comes, awkward and sings”

TAIWAN MUST HEAR INDIE:
Still the New Wave Flow, 1976

Studio version:

1976 is a band formed in 1996 by members mostly born in 1976. I think this is a band with most distinctive sound most descriptive of this young generation in Taiwan.

Live version:

Chorus:
Oh oh oh oh
What have you missed?
Oh oh oh oh
What have you missed?
I had been awake
I had fell asleep
I have also dreamed those dreams those days
My arms around yours
Swaying our heads to our songs

你錯過甚麼 你錯過甚麼
我曾經醒來 我曾經睡著 我曾經也作過了許多夢
摟著你的肩膀 搖頭晃腦的歌唱

Performance in Cannes, France.
Performance in Cannes, France. Source: Chinayes

“Still the New Wave Flow," (2006) their 4th album after a hiatus, marks a transition of both the time and their musical style.

This title track “Still the New Wave Flow" rings deeply our souls drifting, resisting, fighting and dreaming for always  “new times," when everything seem so ambiguous and virtual, without  a tangible reason to fight compared to the generation before us.

1976 Band
1976 Band Source: Sohu.com

They continued to produce albums “Asteroid 1976″ (2008), “Manic Pixie Dream Girl" (2009), and an EP “In Clubbing We Trust" (2007).

1976 page on Last.fm.

Here’s a overview introduction of 1976 on Taipei Times.

Other important songs of early era are Attitude (1999) , Sense of Direction (2000), and Portrait of the Mods(2006).

Entire lyrics translation “Still the New Wave Flow":
(Try to sing along and see if it works!)

[verse 1]
At the very last show
of the very last tour
Often that’s when the muses come
Leaving us with this chord
Leaving us with this tempo
Leaving us with magic of this journey

[verse 2]
Still pushing down the idols
Still tearing down the propaganda
Still screaming for a new era, oh new era
Yes still want to be a punk
I am the same and will stay the same
Still the new wave comes awkward and sings

[chorus]
Oh oh oh oh
What have you missed?
Oh oh oh oh
What have you missed?
I had been awake
I had fell asleep
I have also dreamed those dreams those days
My arms around yours
Swaying our heads to our songs

[verse 3]
Never really was a hippie
Hippies have cut their long hair
Reminisce the smell of alcohol, smell of weed
[verse 2]
[chorus]

I love 1976.

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