Mecano: Influences

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Mecano: Influences

Hugely successful Madrileños Mecano rode a wave of game-changing artists in the ‘80s. Their songbook combines jumpy guitar rhythms—pointing to the influence of local rockers Radio Futura—and dreamy, exotic melodies inspired by Vainica Doble's worldly pop. But it's their synthy, New Wave quirks that stand out the most, echoing British staples such as The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star".