While New Wave and post-punk were pretty much interchangeable terms in 1977, by the early ‘80s, the more avant-garde, harder-edged bands divided off into post-punk, and New Wave was the realm of synth-driven pop. One of the first misconceptions to fall by the wayside will be the notion that new wave/punk rock is raw, offensive, noncommercial music, wrote Greg Shaw in a 1978 issue of Billboard . 45. Buggles – The Age of Plastic (1980) Video Killed the Radio Star ushered in a new era in music when it debuted on MTV at 12:01 .
New wave is a genre of pop-oriented rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from traditional blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music (early new wave) or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre. It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.
The following is a list of artists and bands associated with the new wave music genre during the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. The list does not include acts associated with the resurgences and revivals of the genre that have occurred from the 1990s onward. Acts associated with these revivals are found in the list of post-punk revival bands article. Groups and artists with aliases are listed by the first letter in their name, and individuals are listed by their surname.
New Wave was movement that took the music world by storm. It changed the landscape of popular music and was one of the most important genres of the 1980s. New Wave bands were also aided by the growth of MTV, which helped visualize their songs, and reach a broader audience. Any list of New Wave bands has to include British bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Duran Duran, and The Police just to name a few. There are so many great New Wave bands that it's hard to limit naming them to just this few, but, that's the beauty of this list. If you like New Wave music, you should be familiar with many of the names on here.
List of 100 greatest "New Wave" music albums of the 1970s and 1980s as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.
Listen to FACT’s New Wave of New Age playlist on Apple Music, this site and YouTube. There are further signs of new age’s continuing legacy across various genres and geographies, from Max Richter’s neo-classical sleep tapes and Yamaneko’s grime explorations to labels like Vancouver’s laid-back house specialists Mood Hut and eclectic cassette hub 1080p. At the same time, a glut of reissues has kickstarted a reappraisal of this maligned genre. His latest album, Trust The Guide and Glide, released earlier this year, is similarly in thrall to the imagery and sounds of early new age, with its cover featuring a painting of an Atlantean landscape by Gilbert Williams, who previously worked with new age pioneer Iasos, and track titles like ‘Elven Invitation’.
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Therefore, new wave got a second life in 1982, when it probably would have died out. Instead, 1982 and 1983 were boom years for polished, MTV-radio new wave outfits like Culture Club, Adam Ant, Spandau Ballet, Haircut 100, and A Flock of Seagulls. New wave finally died out in 1984, when established artists began to make professional videos and a new crop of guitar-oriented bands like the Smiths and . emerged to capture the attention of college-radio and underground rock fans.
When did new age music become cool? The mellow tones of new age were once the province of spas, wellness centers, yoga studios and hippie bookstores. These days, new age records – particularly the more rare LPs and cassettes released in the 1970s and 1980s – are a touchstone of cool. Younger record collectors have been rediscovering vintage new age records by musicians such as Iasos, Laraaji, Steven Halpern, Constance Demby, Michael Stearns and Suzanne Ciani. A wave of recent well-received reissues, coupled with a wave of younger musicians releasing brand new records in the genre, are keeping the flames of new age music alive. I have a tape that’s like subliminal sounds to erase someone from your mind, which is ludicrous, but I love it. Douglas MacGowan. Some record stores are finding it hard to keep new age albums in stock.
|1||–The Catch||25 Years||3:57|
|3||–The Fixx||Stand Or Fall||3:57|
|4||–The Thoughts||Wait A Long Time For You||6:01|
|5||–Gary Numan||I Can't Stop||5:46|
|6||–Toyah||I Want To Be Free||3:10|
|7||–Lene Lovich||Bird Song||4:26|
|8||–Jona Lewie||Louise (We Get It Right)||4:06|
|9||–Plastic Bertrand||Ca Plane Pour Moi||2:58|
|11||–King Kurt||Destination Zululand||3:21|
|12||–Vibrators*||Disco In Mosco||3:21|
|13||–Wayne County||Wonder Woman||3:19|
|15||–Discharge||The Nightmare Continues||1:52|
|16||–Sham 69||If The Kids Are United (Live)||3:15|
- Record Company – Delta Music GMBH
- Licensed From – Repertoire Records
- Design [Cover] – T. Pankratz d. & a.*
NotesLicensed from Repertoire Records, Hamburg.
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