The genre's genesis took place largely through clubs such as Billy's in Dean Street, London, which ran David Bowie and Roxy Music nights in the aftermath, evolving into the highly successful and elitist Blitz Club in Great Queen Street and later Hell, which were hosted by Steve Strange who was also the doorman and Rusty Egan who was the DJ and in many ways defined the sound of the movement. Boy George was the cloakroom attendant. The club spawned a hundred suburban spin-offs in, around and outside London, among which were Croc's in Rayleigh, Essex, and The Regency in Chadwell Heath, where Depeche Mode and Culture Club had their debut gigs as fledgling bands, the movement rapidly spread as far as Barbarella's Club in Birmingham, while it was still underground, shaping the newly formed Duran Duran. (From the Wiki)
Reading this made me...melancholic. It made me yearn for those days, those names, those clubs. That experience.
That experience, which I never had.
I was born in 1974. By the time I was old enough to go to clubs, two things had happened:
- Grunge was The Thing; and
- There were no real clubs in my town to begin with.
Is my melancholy jealousy? Whatever it is...it's a huge influence on my gaming, because it informs my cyberpunk setting.
You know, the one I never do anything with.