En una entrevista para la BBC 6 , Steve Strange y Rusty Egan confirmaron la reapertura mañana ,sábado, de The Blitz , el club donde nació todo el movimiento de los “

Steve y Rusty eran el portero y el disc-jockey del viejo The Blitz. Juntos fundaron el supergrupo Visage, con Midge Ure y Billy Currie de Ultravox, más Howard Devoto de Magazine.

The Blitz y sus clientes habituales, músicos y gente de la bohemia londinense dieron pie al nacimiento de formidables grupos de los ochenta. Desde Duran Duran , pasando por Spandau Ballet, Classic Noveaux, Culture Vlub , Sigue Sigue Sputnik y tantos otros.

Fue una maravillosa forma de recrear la moda, la ropa como revolución,  la inteligencia, la música y la sensibilidad, en fatricida lucha contra lo que ellos llamaban los dinosaurios. Strange siempre se jactó de no dejar entrar en el club a Mick Jagger por viejo y vestir inapropiadamente. Dijo que no lo conocía , pero en una cena, aquí , en Madrid, me confesó que sabía perfectamente quien era al no dejarle entrar en el club.

Ya sabeis mi respuesta ante tales reapariciones. Nunca segunda partes fueron buenas. No me gustan las nostalgias. Pero, desde luego, es bueno que se vuelva a hablar de una época única y sofisticada del pop británico, donde David Bowie fue el gran icono y queda muy reflejado en la aparición de los “blitz kids” en su Ashes to Ashes.

El club, ya sabeis , está en covent Garden, cerca, en el numero 4 de Queen Street. Tantas veces fui en aquella época.

Abajo, una lista de los temas favoritos de Rusty Egan , que como DJ pincha en el club, actualmente:

Don Armando – Deputy of Love (12″ full length version) 1979

Blondie – Heart of Glass (7″ edit) 1978

David Bowie – Always Crashing in the Same Car (from the album Low) 1977

David Bowie – Be My Wife 1977

David Bowie – Helden (German 7″ version) 1977

David Bowie – Sound & Vision 1977

David Bowie – D.J. (7″ edit) 1979

David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes (7″ edit) 1980

Cabaret Voltaire – Nag Nag Nag 1979

Wendy Carlos – Theme from a Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana) 1972

Cerrone – Supernature (12″ full length version) 1977

Billy Cobham – Storm (from the album Crosswinds) 1974

Barry De Vorzon – Theme from The Warriors (from the soundtrack to The Warriors) 1979

Alice Cooper – Eighteen 1971

Cowboys International – Thrash 1979

Holger Czukay – Hollywood Symphony (from the album Movies) 1979

Sheila and B. Devotion – Spacer (12″ full length version) 1979

Brian Eno – No One Receiving (from the album Before and after Science) 1977

Brian Eno – Kings Lead Hat 1978

Brian Eno and Snatch – RAF (b-side to King's Lead Hat 7″) 1978

Eno, Moebius, Roedelius – Broken Head (from the album After the Heat) 1978

Fad Gadget – Ricky's Hand 1980

Marianne Faithful – Broken English (12″ long version) 1979

Flying Lizards – Money (7″ edit) 1979

John Foxx – No One Driving (7″ remix) 1980

Peter Gabriel – Games without Frontiers (7″ edit) 1980

Nina Hagen Band – TV Glotzer (White Punks on Dope) 1979

Human League – Being Boiled (from the 7″ EP Holiday '80 and Travelogue album) 1980

Japan – Life in Tokyo (original 7″ short version) 1979

Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe 4 (French 12″ remix) 1978

Grace Jones – La Vie en Rose (7″ edit) 1977

Joy Division – Atmosphere 1980

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (7″ edit) 1976

Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express (7″ edit) 1977

Kraftwerk – The Robots (original 7″ edit) 1978

Kraftwerk – Das Model 1978

La Düsseldorf – La Düsseldorf (from the album La Düsseldorf) 1976

La Düsseldorf – Geld (from the album Viva) 1978

Landscape – U2XME1X2MUCH 1977

Landscape – European Man (7″ version) 1980

Thomas Leer and Robert Rental – Day Breaks, Night Heals (from the album The Bridge) 1979

Lori and the Chameleons – Touch 1979

M – M Factor (UK version, b-side to Pop Muzik 7″) 1979

Magazine – Touch and Go 1978

Mahler – Adagio from the 5th Symphony (from the soundtrack Death in Venice) 1971

Patrick D. Martin – I Like ‘Lectric Motors 1979

Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (12″ full length version) 1978

Ennio Morricone – 60 Seconds to What (La Resa Dei Conti) (from the soundtrack For a Few Dollars More) 1964

Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes 1972

Neu! – E-Musik (from the album Neu! '75) 1975

The Normal – Warm Leatherette (b-side to T.V.O.D. 7″) 1978

Gary Numan & Tubeway Army – Down in the Park 1978

Gary Numan – Cars 1979

OMD – Electricity (7″ re-recorded version) 1979

Iggy Pop – The Passenger (from the album Lust for Life) 1977

Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing (from the album The Idiot) 1977

The Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe 1980

Lou Reed – Perfect Day 1972

Lou Reed – Vicious 1972

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side (unedited album version) 1972

Rinder and Lewis – Willie and the Hand Jive 1979

Rockets – Space Rock (12″ full length version) 1977

Michael Rother – Zyklodrom (from the album Flammende Herzen) 1977

Roxy Music – Do the Strand 1973

Roxy Music – Trash 1979

Roxy Music – Dance Away 1979

Roxy Music – Angel Eyes (7″ remix) 1979

Shock – R.E.R.B. (b-side to Angel Face 7″) 1980

Simple Minds – Changeling (original 7″ version) 1980

Simple Minds – I Travel (7″ edit) 1980

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden 1978

Sister Sledge – Lost In Music 1979

Space – Magic Fly 1977

Space – Carry On, Turn Me On (from the album Magic Fly) 1977

Spandau Ballet – To Cut a Long Story Short (12″ extended version) 1980

Sparks – Number 1 Song in Heaven (7″ edit) 1979

Donna Summer – I Feel Love (7″ edit) 1977

Talking Heads – Psycho Killer 1977

Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Part 1 – 7″ version) 1975

Television – Marque Moon (album version) 1977

Telex – Moskow Diskow (12″ Maxi version, French vocal) 1979

Throbbing Gristle – Hot on the Heels of Love (from the deceptively named album 20 Jazz Funk Greats) 1979

Harry Thumann – Underwater (12″ version) 1979

Ultravox – Hiroshima Mon Amour (re-recording from the album Ha! Ha! Ha!) 1977

Ultravox – Slow Motion 1978

Ultravox – Dislocation 1978

Ultravox – Quiet Men (12″ full length version) 1978

Ultravox – Sleepwalk 1980

Vangelis – Pulstar 1976

The Velvet Underground – I'm Waiting for the Man 1973

Vice Versa – New Girls Neutrons (from the 7″ EP 4 Music) 1979

Visage – Tar (original 7″ mix) 1979

Visage – Frequency 7 (original version, b-side to Tar 7″) 1979

Visage – Fade to Grey (12″ extended version) 1980

Jeff Wayne – Eve of the War (7″ edit) 1978

Wire – I am the Fly 1978

Gina X – No GDM (7″ edit) 1979

Yello – Bimbo 1979

Yello – I.T. Splash (full length Swiss 7″ version) 1979

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Game (Theme from The Invaders) 1979

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Behind the Mask 1980

Abajo, un video sobre The Blitz