Portland History

Nu Shooz, 1983

Here’s an ad from 1983 announcing an appearance by Nu Shooz at the Fat Little Rooster on 17th and Hawthorne – now The Barley Mill:

A mere three years later the Portland duo’s hit song “I Can’t Wait” spent 15 weeks on the Top 40.

4 replies on “Nu Shooz, 1983”

Yeah, I never really understood the video either. Just heard the song blaring at a Blazer’s game last night.

Remember how local stations pushed “I can’t wait” so aggressively for months before the song hit national airplay? With twice and hour rotation the norm, by the time it made AT40, even my twentysomething pop brain was completely sick of it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s