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Book of Love, Year of Death

Recommended

Crocodile Belltown
Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. 2018 21+

$23-$50 (sold out)

Recommended by Brittnie Fuller

This rare live performance from 1980s synth-pop act Book of Love is guaranteed to bring nostalgia-seekers back to a time when MTV was cool and vinyl reigned. The NYC-by-way-of-Philly act's infectiously buttery sound stemmed out of British new wave and primitive pop gloss indebted to early Depeche Mode and OMD. Core songwriter Ted Ottaviano said: "I was fascinated with Altered Images and other bands that were incorporating bells and chimes into their music. Long brass chimes, tubular bells, whatever." The band scored a club hit in 1984 with their first single, "Boy," a bell-dazzled feminist anthem, followed with more hits that sent bubblegum goths into a rapture of pop ecstasy, including "I Touch Roses" and "Pretty Girls and Pretty Boys" (one of the first songs to openly address the AIDS epidemic).

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Crocodile

2200 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
206-441-4618
Hours: Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
http://www.thecrocodile.com

Venue Hours
  • Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. 2018