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 thoughts on “Nu Shooz, 1983

  1. carywd January 29, 2009 / 6:32 am

    i didn’t know they were from portland
    great song, dumb video

    • schlockstar January 29, 2009 / 6:43 am

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

  2. tim hinely February 2, 2009 / 1:02 pm

    hey , they were no quarterflash (or seafood mama) but who is?

    i gotta go crank “harden my heart” right now……

  3. Ducatisti March 19, 2009 / 5:31 am

    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!

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