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July 2, 2011 12:59 AM   Subscribe

Help me find this lost New Wave song from the 80s!!

This has been tormenting me for YEARS! It was a song that I heard on the radio several times (KYYX "The Wave", or KJET 1600AM: the greatest radio station in the history of the world). It would have probably been around 1983-1985. It was a female singer, mostly upbeat but kind of spacey, poppy synth, mildly danceable. The lyrics were something to the effect: "It's not scientific, it's like hieroglyphics to me". I can still hear the song in my head after all these years and no amount of Google-fu has given me any leads.

PLEASE make the madness stop!!!
posted by evilcupcakes to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
It doesn't match your lyrics, but the first thing that came to my mind was Science Fiction by the Divinyls.
posted by hot soup girl at 3:37 AM on July 2, 2011


Any chance it's Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles?
posted by phunniemee at 5:08 AM on July 2, 2011


Also doesn't match your lyrics, but maybe Mesopotamia by The B-52's?
posted by Devoidoid at 5:40 AM on July 2, 2011


Oh shit. I know this song too and now it's in my head. Think brain, think!!!
posted by iconomy at 8:13 AM on July 2, 2011


Is this it? The Vels-Hieroglyphics
posted by udon at 8:16 AM on July 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


OP, I have a feeling you will pop in here and say udon is right, that it is The Vels.

That said, I thought you might like The Comateens, too.
posted by jbenben at 9:01 AM on July 2, 2011


Is this it? The Vels-Hieroglyphics


OMG OMG OMG!!! THAT'S IT!!! OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! It sounds exactly as I remembered it, I even remembered more of the lyrics. You guys RULE!
posted by evilcupcakes at 11:31 AM on July 2, 2011


So happy to see the often ignored 'Mesopotamia' (B-52s) get a mention. It was produced by David Byrne, and it shows, in the best possible way.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:04 PM on July 2, 2011


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