Song Of The Week: Early Goth for an early Halloween
"Watching The Dancers" is a dark, moody, yet poppy number that typifies much of the music that would go on to inspire a couple of generations of disaffected youth to shop at Hot Topic. It's from their only album, 1981's "Fiction Tales." Modern Eon disbanded in 1982. The only notable work by a former member of the band is keyboard player Bob Wakelin's career as an artist for Marvel Comics and computer game maker Ocean Software. It's too bad, since these guys were pretty much near the top of the heap when it came to this type of downbeat-yet-not-too-depressing new wave music.