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What is New Wave Music?

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New Wave Music emerged during the 1970’s alongside another sub genre of rock music, punk rock. At first there was nothing really between the two, but gradually new wave came to represent the less “punky” of the new music. It originated in the 70’s, hung around during the 80’s and has seen revivals in the 90’s and 00’s. I don’t suppose they can really call it “new” wave any more then can they, it was kind of a “new wave” of new wave.

Representative New Wave Musicians

New Wave as a description of a type of music was used to describe The Boomtown Rats in 1976  and since then was used to describe just about all mainstream music of the era! In America it was firstly regarded as a description of British music, but pretty soon they adopted the term because they didn’t like “punk” and thought it was just a phase. The list of representative new wave musicians is like a “who’s who?” of the times, including many groups and artists like Elvis Costello, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Runaways, Dr Feelgood.

There are just so many to choose from . . . .

Blondie did loads of great music, but I do think this was one of the very best, don’t you?

Well really Sir Bob, who does?

Don’t go then, it’s as simple as that.

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