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In 1977, three men in Montreal believed so strongly in style before comfort, that they refused to wear hats, even in the dead of the Canadian winter. They also believed that electronic music should be something you can actually dance to – a core facet of electronic music today, but not then. The late 1970’s had seen an eruption of new wave music known as Synth Pop, containing synthesizers and keyboards over the traditional guitar and drums. Forming a band aptly called Men Without Hats, the three brothers – Ivan, Colin, and Stefan Doroschuk, joined by drummer Allan McCarthy – would rebel against the conformity of mainstream musical concepts to produce the iconic song, ‘Safety Dance’.
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