Pop/Rock

The Romantics

at World Cafe Live at the Queen

Presented by: World Cafe Live at The Queen

Date: Saturday July 07, 2012, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Saturday July 07, 2012, 8:00 pm

Admission: $29-$39

The Romantics formally became a band on Valentine’s Day, 1977. Bred on the mean streets of Detroit’s east side, they were inspired by the British punk invasion and their hometown rock scene. Nearly 30 years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

The Romantics cut their teeth on the Detroit sound characterized by the MC5, the Stooges, Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, the Rationals, SRC, the Underdogs, and infused it with sincerity, irony, spontaneity and, of course, volume. They favored short hair, short songs and red leather suits.

Their musical credo, then and now, was a simple, joyful affirmation, epitomized by the "Hey!...uh-huh!" intro to "What I Like About You," the unforgettable, high-energy track that still exists precisely in the moment, without before or after.


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