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The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ...


The term itself is a source of much confusion. Originally, Seymour Stein, the head of Sire Records needed a term by which he could market his newly signed CBGB's veteran bands. Because radio consultants in the US had advised their clients that punk rock was a fad (and because many stations that had embraced Disco had been hurt by backlash), he settled on the term "new wave." He felt that the music was the aural equivalent of the French new wave film movement of the 1960s. Like those film makers, his new artists (most notably Talking Heads) were anti-corporate, experimental, and a generation that had grown up as critical consumers of the art they now practiced. Thus, the term "new wave" was interchangeable with punk rock. Sire Records was an American record label. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... The New Wave (French: Nouvelle vague) of French cinema was a cinematic movement of the 1960s. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Talking Heads was a new wave rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, and composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Very soon, listeners themselves began to see these musicians as different from their compatriots. Music that followed on from The Ramones (The Sex Pistols and all who followed them) was distinguished as "punk", while music that followed from the artistic and poetic experimentation of Television, Patti Smith and Blondie were called "new wave". It is important to remember, however, that those artists themselves were all originally classified as punk. The Ramones were a hugely influential punk rock band, formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in March 1974. ... Despite their short existence, the Sex Pistols were perhaps the quintessential British punk rock band. ... Patty Smyth is also a musician, formerly of the band Scandal. ... Blondie is a rock band that first gained fame in the 1970s and early 1980s. ...


Eventually, the term was applied indiscriminately to any punk band that did not embrace the loud-fast ethos, whether they were reggae, ska, or experimental. Thus, The (English) Beat, R.E.M., and The Police were equally "new wave," even though these bands would have as little in common with each other as they would with nominally "punk" bands such as The Clash. Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafarian religion, though not universally popular among them. ... This page is about ska, the musical style. ... The Beat (known in the US as The English Beat) were an essential two-tone/ska revival and pop music group who formed in the Birmingham, UK in 1978 and disbanded in 1983. ... R.E.M. is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia on April 5, 1980 by Michael Stipe (vocals), Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), and Mike Mills (bass). ... The Police was a three-piece British pop band which was strongly influenced by reggae, and came to prominence in the wake of the punk rock phenomenon and rose to become one of the most popular groups in the world from the late 1970s to the mid- 1980s. ... The Clash was a British punk rock group that existed from 1976 to 1985. ...


Later still, New Wave came to imply a less noisy, poppier sound, and to include acts manufactured by record labels, while the term post punk was coined to describe the darker, less pop influenced groups. Although distinct, punk, new wave and post punk all shared common ground, as an energetic reaction to overproduced, uninspired popular music of the 1970s, and many groups fit easily into two or all three of the categories over their lifespan. Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial UK punk rock explosion, roughly spanning 1978-1982. ...


New wave is also commonly used to describe the style and fashion associated with new wave music. Examples include hairstyles of the band A Flock of Seagulls and Elvis Costello's bi-colored glasses poster. A Flock of Seagulls was a British New Wave band that found success in the U.S. in the early 1980s. ... Elvis Costello Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ...


As fashion, there were two major components of "New wave" dress. First, there was an eclectic revivalism. Paisley prints (from the 1960s), very thin neckties and pleats (from the 1940s), and simple colors were one part. The other part was a desire to embrace contemporary synthetic materials as a protest and celebration of "plastic." This involved the use of spandex, shocking colors, and mass-produced (or apparently mass-produced) and tawdry ornaments. Men's and women's fashions thus split from one another dramatically, and men wearing spandex and bright colors were ridiculed (and became emblematic of the mass marketing of "new wave" in department stores). As a fashion movement, then, New Wave was both a post-modern belief in creative pastiche and a continuation of Pop Art's satire and fascination with manufacturing. Paisley is: the name of several towns, including Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Paisley, Florida, United States Paisley, Oregon, United States the name of a textile pattern or motif, often referred to as Paisley Pattern. ... Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Years: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 Events and trends Technology First nuclear bomb First cruise missile, the V1 flying bomb and the first ballistic missile, the... The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic genre. ... Pop art (popular art) is an artistic movement that rejected abstract expressionism, returning to figurative inspirations while incorporating themes and techniques drawn from mass culture. ...


New Wave is generally considered to have died by 1985 or 1986, although it still had a presence in popular music as late as 1992.


New Wave bands and artists (past & present)

ABC were an English pop band of the 1980s. ... Adam Ant Adam Ant is the stage name of Stuart Leslie Goddard (born November 3, 1954, London, England), who was the lead singer of the highly successful 1980s pop group Adam and the Ants. ... A Flock of Seagulls was a British New Wave band that found success in the U.S. in the early 1980s. ... a-ha is a Norwegian pop music band. ... Altered Images is a band formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1979, with founding members Clare Grogan (vocals), Johnny McElhone (guitar), Tony McDaid (bass), and Michael Anderson (drums). ... Alphaville is a German synthpop music group that gained popularity in the 1980s. ... Anne Clark is a British poetic songwriter operating from the time of her debut release in 1982 named The Sitting Room, and has released approximately a dozen albums since. ... The Art of Noise was a pop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... Aztec Camera is a Scottish New Wave music band from Glasgow. ... The B-52s are a rock band from Athens, Georgia, the first of many from the college town that has become one of the most important centers in alternative rock. ... Berlin was both the name of the pop group and pseudonym for its singer, Terri Nunn. ... Big Country is a rock band from Dunfermline, Scotland, popular in the early to mid 1980s, but still releasing material for a cult following as recently as 2004. ... Blancmange were a band in the 1980s that came out with deep and rich textured synth music. ... Blondie is a rock band that first gained fame in the 1970s and early 1980s. ... Bow Wow Wow was a New Wave band organized by Malcolm McLaren, who is better known as the man behind the Sex Pistols. ... Bronski Beat were a popular British synth pop trio of the early 1980s. ... The Buggles were a pop/rock band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, early on including Academy Award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer (who left after the success of Video Killed the Radio Star). ... Camper Van Beethoven was founded in 1983 in Santa Cruz, California as an Alternative rock, new wave music, and punk rock group. ... Cardiacs are a British band formed in 1977. ... The Cars were an American New Wave band, one of the most popular to emerge out of the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Cheap Trick is an American rock and roll band from Rockford, Illinois that gained popularity in the late 1970s. ... The Crüxshadows The Crüxshadows are a darkwave band from Florida, formed in 1992 by Rogue, Sean Flanagan, and Tim Curry. ... Culture Club were a pop and New Romantic band primarily active in the 1980s. ... Disintegration album cover This article is about The Cure, the rock band. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... Dave Edmunds (born April 15, 1944) came out of Cardiff, Wales in the late 1960s, fronting a band called Love Sculpture who were playing blues and rocked up classical pieces. ... The dBs were a power pop group of the late 1970s and 1980s. ... Dalek I Love You were a 1980s British band from Liverpool, consisting of Gordon Hon, Kenny Peers and Alan Gill. ... Dead Or Alive is an influential New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s. ... The bandmembers of Depeche Mode circa 1993. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1983) Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] - were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Promotional photo distributed during Are We Not Men? era. ... At the height of its fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ... The Beat (known in the US as The English Beat) were an essential two-tone/ska revival and pop music group who formed in the Birmingham, UK in 1978 and disbanded in 1983. ... Elvis Costello Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ... Erasure is a British synth pop duo, consisting of Vince Clarke (synthesizers), formerly of Depeche Mode and Yazoo (Yaz in the US), and Andy Bell (vocals, lyrics). ... Eurythmics (often incorrectly referred to as The Eurythmics) are a seminal British synth pop duo consisting of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. ... Falco (Johann Hölzel), Austrian pop-star whose albums became #1 multiple times on the charts in both Europe and North America during the 1980s Falco (February 19, 1957 - February 6, 1998) was the stage name of the classical music prodigy turned Austrian rock star, Johann Hölzel (also Hans... Fashion were a 1980s British band consisting of Alan Darby, Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis Albums Twilight Of Idols (1984) Categories: Musical group stubs ... The Fixx is a British new wave band formed in 1980. ... The Flying Lizards is a experimental music group that made several record albums: avant garde and free improvising musicains including Deborah Evans, Deborah Strickland, David Toop, Steve Beresford and David Cunningham have been members at some time. ... Frankie Goes To Hollywood (FGTH) were one of the biggest, most controversial and most marketed UK pop acts of the 1980s whose impact was only equalled by their remarkably short shelf-life. ... The Futureheads from left to right: Ross, Dave, Barry and Jaff The Futureheads are a four-member rock band based in Sunderland, England. ... Gang of Four was a British post-punk band originating from Leeds, England. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Public - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Go-Gos are an all-women band. ... Graham Parker (born November 18, 1950 in London) is a British rock singer and songwriter. ... Haircut One Hundred (also known as Haircut 100) was a pop-New Wave band formed in 1980 (1980 in music) by Nick Heyward, Les Nemes and Graham Jones with Phil Smith, Mark Fox and Memphis Blair Cunningham. ... Daryl Hall and John Oates. ... Heaven 17 is a British electropop band originating in Sheffield in the early 1980s. ... Originally a post punk synthesiser based group from Sheffield, the Human League (previously known as the Future) released their first single, Being Boiled c/w Circus Of Death on Bob Lasts Fast Product record label in 1978. ... Sexual arousal is the process and state of an animal being ready for sexual intercourse. ... Ian Dury (May 12, 1942 - March 27, 2000) was a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader. ... Icehouse may mean: Icehouse, a building where ice is stored Icehouse, an abstract strategy game Icehouse pieces with which Icehouse and many other games are played. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... INXS is an Australian rock group. ... Jean-Michel André Jarre (born August 24, 1948 in Lyon, France) is a French composer of electronic music. ... Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Burton-upon-Trent) is a British musician. ... Kajagoogoo was a British band best known for its first single, Too Shy, which was produced by Duran Durans Nick Rhodes, reaching Number 1 in the UK and Number 4 in the U.S in 1983. ... Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on July 30, 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England and attended school in Welling) is a British singer-songwriter who has acquired a large number of extremely devoted fans since her debut in 1978 with the surprise hit Wuthering Heights, which was number 1 in the... The Killers are an alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, who formed in 2002. ... The Knack were a Los Angeles-based rock band that rose to fame with their first single, My Sharona, in 1979 (see 1979 in music) from their debut album, Get the Knack. ... From left to right: Wolfgang Flür, Karl Bartos, Florian Schneider, and Ralf Hütter on the cover of Trans-Europe Express (1977). ... Lili-Marlene Premilovich, best-known Lene Lovich (March 30, 1949) is an American singer of Yugoslavian and British parentage. ... Lets Active was a jangle pop band based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Level 42 are an English pop band who throughout the 1980s had a number of hits in the UK and around the world. ... M was the name of Robin Scotts musical collaboration who had a UK hit in April 1979 with the track Pop Muzik, the track featuring the distinctive vocals of Brigit Vinchon. ... Madness were a British ska band of the 1980s. ... Marc Almond (born July 9, 1956) is a British singer. ... Marshall Crenshaw (born November 11, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Martha and the Muffins were a Canadian new wave synth pop band in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Men At Work were an Australian reggae-influenced rock band of the early 1980s. ... Men Without Hats is a Canadian pop group from Montreal, Quebec who were popular in the early 1980s. ... Michael Gordon Oldfield (born May 15, 1953 in Reading, England) is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends rock, ethnic and classical music. ... Missing Persons were a band who played a blend of New Wave music and electronic pop rock, with a musical sensibility which set them apart from many other early 80s groups who latched onto the Blondie-style line up of radio friendly, white, accessible pop punk. ... Modern English was a New Wave band famous for their hit song, I Melt With You. ... Led by Jonathan Richman, the protopunk band The Modern Lovers came out of Massachusetts in the early 1970s. ... The Motels were a New Wave band from the Los Angeles area. ... The Network is a New Wave 5-piece band who released their debut album Money Money 2020, on Billie Joe Armstrong and Adrienne Armstrongs independent record label Adeline in 2003. ... Cover of The Convincer (2001) Nick Lowe (born March 24, 1949) is a rock and roll singer-songwriter and producer. ... Nik Kershaw is a UK singer-songwriter, popular during the 1980s. ... This article is about Nena the singer. ... New Order are an English electronic dance/rock crossover group, which formed in 1980 from Joy Division following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. ... Oingo Boingo was the band of composer Danny Elfman from the mid-1970s to October 31, 1995. ... The Only Ones were a British rock and roll band in the late 1970s who were associated with punk rock, yet straddled the musical territory in between punk, power pop and hard rock, with noticeable influences from psychedelia. ... This article is about the music band; For alternate uses, see Orange juice (disambiguation). ... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or OMD were a Liverpool synth pop musical ensemble which recorded for Virgin Records (originally for Virgins DinDisc subsidiary). ... The Payolas, under a variety of names including Payola$, was a New Wave band active in the Canadian music scene for a decade from the late 1970s. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ... The Plimsouls is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California by songwriter Peter Case in 1978. ... The Police was a three-piece British pop band which was strongly influenced by reggae, and came to prominence in the wake of the punk rock phenomenon and rose to become one of the most popular groups in the world from the late 1970s to the mid- 1980s. ... The Pretenders are a New Wave and rock band, known best for innovative songwriting and charismatic performances by bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist Chrissie Hynde. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the 1970s. ... The Ramones were a hugely influential punk rock band, formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in March 1974. ... Real Life was an Australian New Wave band that had a hit with their debut single, Send Me an Angel (1983). ... R.E.M. is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia on April 5, 1980 by Michael Stipe (vocals), Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), and Mike Mills (bass). ... The Rezillos were a British Punk/New Wave band of the late 1970s consisting of Eugene Reynolds, Fay Fife, Jo Callis, the enigmatically-named Mysterious and Angel patterson. ... Romeo Void was a new wave band in San Francisco in the 1980s. ... Rough Trade was a Canadian new wave rock band in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Shriekback is a rock band formed originally by Barry Andrews, Carl Marsh and Dave Allen (formerly of the Gang of Four) in the early 1980s. ... Jane Siberry (born October 12, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... Sigue Sigue Sputnik are a British New Wave band who became famous in early 1986 with the song Love Missile F1-11, which appeared in the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... Simple Minds is a Scottish New Wave pop band, known mostly for their output in the 1980s. ... Soft Cell were an English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s (currently re-formed). ... The Sounds is a rock band from Skåne, Sweden founded in 1999, big hits include Hit me and Living in America. Members Maja Ivarsson (1979), vocals Felix Rodriquez (1979), guitar Johan Bengtsson (1979), bass Jesper Anderberg (1981), synthesizer Fredrik Nilsson (1979), drums Discography Fire/Hit Me! - single, July 2002... Spandau Ballet was a popular band of the 1980s. ... Spasmodic Caress were an English post punk / new wave band that played many gigs along the East coast and in Ipswich, Colchester and London between 1979 and 1984. ... Album cover of Specials The Specials were a British band formed in 1977 in Coventry (see 1977 in music). ... Split Enz with ...costumes and hair. ... The Spoons is a Reality on the Norm game, created using Adventure Game Studio. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Squeeze For other uses, see Squeeze play (bridge) and Squeeze play (baseball). ... The Stranglers are a British rock music group, formed in 1973 in Guildford. ... Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... Talking Heads was a new wave rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, and composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... Mark Hollis, Paul Webb, and Lee Harris Talk Talk were an English synth-pop group formed in 1981 by Mark Hollis (vocals/guitar/songwriter), Paul Webb (bass), Lee Harris (drums), and Simon Brenner (keyboards). ... Tears for Fears are a British pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, who emerged as a pairing from an early band in their home town of Bath. ... The The is a popular British new wave group of the early 80s and centers around the songwriting of Matt Johnson. ... Thomas Dolby was born Thomas Morgan Robertson on October 14, 1958, and is a British musician. ... The Thompson Twins are a British band which emerged in the 1980s in the immediate aftermath of New Romanticism, scoring a string of hits and conquering the USA in the process. ... Til Tuesday was an American New Wave band formed in Boston in 1982. ... Tom Tom Club was a new wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... Toni Basil (born on September 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a musician, video artist and choreographer. ... Transvision Vamp were a popular late 1980s British pop/rock group. ... Trio (sometimes written TRIO), was a German band that formed in 1980 and disbanded in 1985. ... Tuxedomoon is an experimental avant-garde New Wave group formed in San Francisco, California in 1977 by Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown, two students of electronic music at San Francisco City College. ... U2 U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos, vocals, and bass, Adam Clayton on bass and guitar, and Larry Mullen on drums. ... Ultravox were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... The Vapors were a New Wave band from England that existed between 1979 and 1981. ... Violent Femmes From left to right. ... The Waitresses were an experimental new wave band from Akron, USA, led by Chris Butler, though lead vocals were performed by Patty Donahue. ... The Wake can refer to: A graphic novel in the Sandman series A British indie band An album by the progressive rock band IQ This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Wall of Voodoo was a New Wave group from Los Angeles best known for the 1982 hit Mexican Radio. ... Wang Chung might refer to: Wang Chung (27–97 C.E.), a Chinese philosopher Wang Chung, a British new wave musical group This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... White Town is a techno-pop act (actually only one man, Jyoti Mishra, born in Rourkela, India, on July 30, 1966; Mishra has lived in England since the age of three), often regarded as a one-hit wonder for its 1997 song Your Woman. This single was often known not... Winston Tong is a San Francisco-based performer, known both for his involvement (1977-86) with the Avant-garde / Synth Pop / Post punk group, Tuxedomoon, and for his solo work as a musician, performance artist, actor/playwright, and puppeteer. ... For the drug, see Ecstasy. ... The below article is about Yazoo the music band. ... Yello is a popular Swiss electronica band made up of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. ...

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Punk rock | Punk genres
Anarcho-punk - Anti-folk - Crust punk - Gothic rock - Hardcore - Horror punk - New Wave - No Wave - Oi - Pop punk - Post-hardcore - Post punk - Riot grrrl - Ska punk - Death rock - Psychobilly - Two Tone
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DIY - Punk pioneers - First wave - Second wave - Punk cities - Punk movies - Skinhead - Skinhead films - Ska
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A personal note about the music: even before I knew the lyrics, I knew something deeper than the more typical “my baby loves me” issues were being sung about in those songs I heard in 1985 on the radio.
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Music is a form of art to me so whatever listening method makes you feel good is all that matters.
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