In the early 1980s, the San Diego local music scene included new wave/ska regulars, NE1. In the mid 1980’s, NE1 was honored to be selected as an opening act for such internationally renowned acts as “The Clash,” “Madness,” “UB40,” “Oingo Boingo” and “Translator”. NE1 received several write-ups in The San Diego Union Tribune, The Daily Californian, The Reader and Music Connection praising the band for their on stage performance, song writing skills and recordings. They were local winners and national finalists in the 91X “Rocks to Riches” competition and one of only two local acts ever to make it on to 91X’s top 100 most requested songs for the year (1984). NE1’s song “123” was on regular rotation with local stations 91X and KGB and ranked 64 of the 91X top 100 most requested songs for the year, receiving more requests than artists such as David Bowie, The Stray Cats, Spandau Ballet, Men Without Hats, The New Church, New Order, Elvis Costello, Devo, Bow Wow Wow, Midnight Oil and Kajagoo Goo. Union Tribune staff writer Divina Infusino praised NE1’s “Moon Dogs” album stating, “I’m not comparing this album to independently released records by unknown local bands. “The Moon Dogs” surpasses debut efforts by most major label groups.” Several original songs have also won top honors with the San Diego Music Association and throughout the 1980’s the band was featured on many local TV shows including “Club 33,” “91X Rocks to Riches Showcase”
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Live at the Adams Ave Street Fair…
Posted by The Fire Brothers on Saturday, September 24, 2016