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#81 GASabresIUFAN

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:58 PM

What the heck are the La's?
 
:flirt:  ;)
 
And you are correct that I came to New Wave directly from Punk.  It was a natural and seemless transition.
 
That said, I am a Punk Rocker ... just like my sister Sheena.
 

 
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The La’s are a one hit wonder on the Poppy end of new wave.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:20 PM

Some more from DJ Keith's List

New Order - True Faith -  DJ Keith

New Order - Regret -  DJ Keith

Oingo Boingo - Weird Science -  DJ Keith

Public Image Ltd - Disappointed -  DJ Keith

The Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns -  DJ Keith

Spandau Ballet - True -  DJ Keith

ABC - Poison Arrow -  DJ Keith

The Human League - Don't You Want Me - DJ Keith

OMD - If You leave -  DJ Keith

Talk Talk - Its My Life -  DJ Keith

The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom - DJ Keith

Yazoo/Yaz - Don't Go -  DJ Keith

Men At Work - Overkill - DJ Keith

Elvis Costello - Veronica - DJ Keith

Elvis Costello - Everyday I write the Book - DJ Keith

Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better -  DJ Keith

 

And more from mine....

 

The Cure - A Letter To Elise - GA

David Bowie - Heroes - GA

David Bowie - China Girl - GA

Gary Myrick & The Figuers - She Talks in Stereo - GAGo-Gos - Can't Stop the World - GA

Go-Gos - Our Lips are Sealed - GA

INXS - The One Thing - GA

Josie Cotton - He Could Be the One - GA

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine - GA

Kim Wlide - Kids In America - GA

The Members - Working Girl - GA

Missing Persons - Words - GA

Missing Persons - Walking In LA - GA

The Motels - Only the Lonely - GA

Peter Schilling - Major Tom - GA

Pete Shelley - Homosapien - GA

REM - Stand - GA

The Psychedelic Furs - - Love My Way - GA

Scandal - Goodbye to You - GA

The Smithereens - Only a Memory - GA

Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love - GA

Til Tuesday - Voices Carry - GA

The Smiths- Please Please Please Let me - GA

U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love) - GA

 

 

We are at 216 songs.  Do we go for 250? Any more input?


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

The Body Electric - Rush

Saved by Zero - The Fixx



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

The original version of Our Lips Are Sealed by Fun Boy Three is much better than that other one you mentioned.

 



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:58 AM

Boy, that cellist sure lost the fight with that can of Aquenet.

She's personally responsible for a third of the hole in the ozone layer.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

The original version of Our Lips Are Sealed by Fun Boy Three is much better than that other one you mentioned.


The song was written by a Go-Go and a guy from Fun Boy Three, but the Go-Gos 1981 version is the original vs the 1983 Fun Boys Three version.

Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
The Body Electric - Rush
Saved by Zero - The Fixx


Rush?

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

I didn't read all the way through, but this is a solid song, but mostly I remember it from seeing the video when we first got MTV in Elma.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

The song was written by a Go-Go and a guy from Fun Boy Three, but the Go-Gos 1981 version is the original vs the 1983 Fun Boys Three version.

 

Well, the Fun Boy Three version is better.

 

And that guy was none other than Terry Hall of The Specials and Fun Boy Three fame.  And a few others after Fun Boy Three, as well.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

Good choices Matt and Swamp.  I added them except Rush.  I love Rush, but they aren't exactly New Wave.  

 

NS, I put a note next to the GoGos Our Lips are Sealed for you.

 

Real Life's Send Me an Angel?


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:50 PM

The song was written by a Go-Go and a guy from Fun Boy Three, but the Go-Gos 1981 version is the original vs the 1983 Fun Boys Three version.

Rush?

I know, I know, but there were a couple of albums where mixed in a couple of new wave songs for a while.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:09 PM

220) Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me - GA

221) The Vapors - Turning Japanese - GA

 

Here is our list alphabetized by artist.  I thought this would be an easier way to see what we have and what we don't.

 

124) ABC - Look of Love - DJ Keith
183) ABC - Poison Arrow -  DJ Keith

57) Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes - NEO
95) After the Fire - Der Kommisar - DJ Keith (Falco German version the Original)

20) A-ha - Take on Me – Brawndo

181) The Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns -  DJ Keith

125) Animotion - Obsession - GA
35) Aztec Camera - Oblivious - DJ Keith

1) B-52s - Roam – GA

154) B-52's Planet Claire - NS
155) B-52's Rock Lobster - GA

78) The Bangles: Manic Monday - NEO
79) The Bangels: Walk Like an Egyptian- NEO
138) Bananarma - Cruel Summer - Ho-Chi

33) Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead - DJ Keith

29) Berlin - No More Words - DJ Keith

90) Berlin - Masquerade - GA
126) Berlin - Metro - GA

170) Big Country - In the Big Country - DJ Keith
171) Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling - PromoTheRobot
172) Blancmange - Blind Vision - NS

8) Blondie - Heart of Glass – NS

161) The Bongos - Numbers With Wings - GA
127) Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays - GA

100) Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy - DJ Keith

22) Bowie/Queen - Under Pressue - Brawndo
19) David Bowie - Modern Love - Brawndo

194) David Bowie - Heroes - GA

195) David Bowie - China Girl - GA

164) Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love - GA

89) Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star -GA

91) The Call - The Walls Came Down -GA

80) The Cars: Candy O - NEO
81) The Cars -My Best Friend’s Girl - NEO

217) The Cars - Magic - MattiPaj

50) The Church - Under the Milky Way - Eleven (Great Song)

4) The Clash - London Calling - NS
5) The Clash- (White Men) Hammersmith Palais - NS

60) The Clash: Know Your Rights - NEO,
61) The Clash: Ghetto Defendant – NEO

94) Marshall Crenshaw - Someday, Someway – GA
163) Crowed House - Don't Dream It's Over - DJ Keith

74) Culture Club: Church of the Poison Mind -NEO (I'm sorry but no f-ing way on Do You Really Want to Hurt Me!)
75) Culture Club - Karma Chameleon – NEO

40) The Cure - Hot Hot Hot!!! - Sabre Dance

86) The Cure - Close To Me (extended version, 'cause the synth horns make the song) – Taro

108) The Cure - Lovesong
109) The Cure - Just Like Heaven

193) The Cure - A Letter to Elise - GA

139) Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Right Round - Ho-Chi

92) Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen - GA
103) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough 
104) Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
105) Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth
140) Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus - Ho-Chi

218) Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus - SwampD

122) Divine - You Think You're A Man - NS

76) Divinyls: When I Think About You – NEO

101) Thomas Dolby- Blinded Me With Science - Taro
102) Thomas Dolby - Airwaves - Taro 
128) Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town - GA

119) Stephen Duffy/ Tin Tin - Kiss Me - NS

98) Duran Duran - Rio - DJ Keith
99) Duran Duran - Girls on Film - DJ Keith

82) Ian Dury: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll - NEO (Was about to add this myself)

51) Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon - Eleven (I think this is their best song by a wide margin)

1500 Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips lIke Sugar - DJ Keith

168) Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses NS/DJ Keith

85) Elvis Costello - Pump It Up - Taro
190) Elvis Costello - Veronica - DJ Keith

191) Elvis Costello - Everyday I write the Book - DJ Keith

129) English Beat - Save It For Later - GA

187) English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom - DJ Keith

72) The Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (are made of this) - NEO
73) The Eurythmics: Love is a Stranger - NEO
49) Felony - The Fanatic - GA 

83) Fine Young Cannibals: She Drives Me Crazy - NEO

162) The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another - DJ Keith

219) The Fixx - Saved By Zero - SwampD
152) A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) - GA

77) Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax - NEO
136) Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribe (really underrated song) - Ho-Chi

145) Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill - GA
146) Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey - GA 

37) General Public - Tenderness - DJ Keith
197) Go-Gos - Can't Stop the World - GA

198) Go-Gos - Our Lips are Sealed - GA (1983 Version by Fun Boy Three - NS)

24) Gowan - A Criminal Mind - Taro
9) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One - Sabel79

192) Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better -  DJ Keith

151) The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination - GA

184) The Human League - Don't You Want Me - DJ Keith
27) The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper to A Scream) – GA

144) Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself - GA

44) Iggy Pop - Lust for Life – GA

16) INXS - Don't Change - Taro (Taro, this is an excellent selection)
199) INXS - The One Thing - GA

28) Information Society - What's On your Mind (Pure Energy) - DJ Keith
85) Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Taro
116) Joe Jackson - I'm A Man – NS

30) The Jam - A Town Called Malice - DJ Keith

160) Jo Boxer - Just Got Lucky - DJ Keith
200) Josie Cotton - He Could Be the One - GA

115) Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart - NS
45) Kate Bush - Running up That Hill – GA

201) Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine - GA
46) King - Love & Pride - GA (only discovered this song recently)

58) The Knack: My Sharona - NEO
59) The Knack: Good Girls Don’t - NEO (I'm sure about this NEO)
93)The La's - There She Goes – GA

153) Lene Lovich - Lucky Number - NS

97) Level 42 - Something About You - DJ Keith
52) Love & Rockets - Waiting for the Flood - Eleven
47) M - Pop Muzik – GA

55) Madness - One Step Beyond - NS
56) Madness - Night Boat to Cairo - NS
165) Madness - Our House - DJ Keith
203) The Members - Working Girl – GA

135) Men at Work - Down Under - DJ Keith

189) Men At Work - Overkill - DJ Keith

148) Men Without Hats - Safety Dance - GA
120) Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning – NEO

204) Missing Persons - Words – GA

205) Missing Persons - Walking In LA - GA

123) Modern English - I Melt With You – GA

132) Morrisey - Suedehead - DJ Keith
206) The Motels - Only the Lonely - GA

88) Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl - NS (English version of Plastic Betrand's french Ca Plane Pour Moi)

196) Gary Myrick & The Figuers - She Talks in Stereo - GA

159)The Nails - 88 lines About 44 Women - GA
96) Nena - 99 Luft Balloons - DJ Keith
32) Gary Newman - Cars - DJ Keith

106) New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
107) New Order - Age of Consent
177) New Order - True Faith -  DJ Keith

178) New Order - Regret -  DJ Keith

166) Oingo Boingo - Dean Man's Party - DJ Keith

179) Oingo Boingo - Weird Science -  DJ Keith

118) OMD - Enola Gay – NS

185) OMD - If You leave -  DJ Keith

15) Payola$ - Eyes of A Stranger - GA
121) Pet Shop Bots - West End Girls - Dr Phil

208) Pete Shelley - Homosapien - GA

207) Peter Schilling - Major Tom - GA

26) The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away - GA
62) The Police: Roxanne - NEO
63) The Police; Message in a Bottle - NEO
64) The Police: Don’t Stand So Close to Me - NEO 
65) The Police: Bed’s Too Big Without You - NEO
66) The Police: Walking on the Moon - NEO

220) Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me - GA

67) The Pretenders: Brass in Pocket - NEO

68) The Pretenders: Better Stop Sobbing - NEO
69) The Pretenders :My City Was Gone – NEO

2) Psychedelic Furs - Ghost In You - GA

54) Psychedelic Furs - Heaven - Eleven

210) Psychedelic Furs -  Love My Way - GA

180) Public Image Ltd - Disappointed -  DJ Keith
158) Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven – GA

7) The Ramones - Blitzkreg Bop - NS

176) The Ramones - Sheana is a Punk Rocker - NS

157) Red Rockers - China - GA

14) Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing (extended version) - GA
143) REM - Losing My Religion - GA
209) REM - Stand - GA

156) Romeo Void - Never Say Never - GA

117) The Romantics - What I Like About You - NS
133) Roxy Music - More then This - GA
211) Scandal - Goodbye to You – GA

53) Shriekback - Gunning for the Buddha - Eleven

21) Simple Minds - Don't You - Brawndo

169) Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking - DJ Keith
10) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo - Sabel79 (Personally I'm partial to Dear Prudence)

212) The Smithereens - Only a Memory - GA

3) The Smith’s - How Soon is Now - Taro

215) The Smiths- Please Please Please Let me - GA

18) Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go - Brawndo
182) Spandau Ballet - True -  DJ Keith

84) Squeeze - Cool For Cats - Taro (Interest choice for the first Squeeze song)
130) Squeeze - Tempted - DJ Keith
131) Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From A Shell - DJ Keith

25) Talk Talk - Talk Talk - GA

186) Talk Talk - Its My Life -  DJ Keith

13) Talking Heads - Once in a Life Time - Sabel79

23) Talking Heads - Life During Wartime- Taro

70) Talking Heads: Take me to the River - NEO (Simply awsome version of this standard)
71) Talking Heads: Psycho Killer - NEO
142) Talking Heads - Slippery People – GA

110) Tears for Fears - Shout
111) Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World 

213) Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love - GA

12) The The - This is the Day - Sabel79
112) Thompson Twins - Lies
113) Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love

214) Til Tuesday - Voices Carry – GA

31) Timbuk3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - DJ Keith

11) Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love - Sabel79
48) Translator - Everywhere That I'm Not – GA

216) U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love) - GA

134) UB40 - Present Arms - NS
173) Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind – GA

221) The Vapors - Turning Japanese - GA

6) Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun - Brawndo
87) Violent Femmes - Add It Up - NS

175) The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like - GA

141) Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio - Ho-Chi
167) Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days - DJ Keith

17) When In Rome - The Promise - Brawndo

202) Kim Wilde - Kids In America - GA

34) XTC - Mayor of Simpleton - DJ Keith
137) XTC - Making Plans for Nigel - Ho-Chi

147) Yazoo/Yaz - Situation - DJ Keith
188) Yazoo/Yaz - Don't Go -  DJ Keith

174) Yello - Oh Yeah - GA


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:28 PM

A few more possibilities:

The Alarm - Rain in the Summertime

Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter

Berlin - Sex

Blondie - Call Me

Boom Town Rats - Up All Night (the fact that Jim Rome likes it should not disqualify it)

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am

The Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died

The Clash - Rock the Casbah

The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket

Devo - Jocko ######

Elvis Costello - Allison

Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives

FYC - Johnny Come Home

The Fixx - Red Skies at Night

The Fixx - Stand or Fall

Go-go's - We Got The Beat (seriously, did no one ever see Fast Times?)

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

The Jam - The Modern World

Payola$ - I'll Find Another

Payola$ - Stuck in the Rain

Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed


Though there are some really great songs that haven't been included yet from some of the other bands you've listed, didn't add songs from bands I don't consider "new wave." Would be really interested in seeing if we could define "new wave" at least for ourselves because it seems we have at a minimum 6 definitions of it.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:32 AM



Though there are some really great songs that haven't been included yet from some of the other bands you've listed, didn't add songs from bands I don't consider "new wave." Would be really interested in seeing if we could define "new wave" at least for ourselves because it seems we have at a minimum 6 definitions of it.

 

I think of new wave as two things really

1) Post Punk - As bands like the Clash, Talking Heads, Ramones started making more sophisticated music, even Blondie, and the GoGos came from this direction

2) Synth Pop - Band, many from UK that added a great deal of synthesizers to their music,  David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel but also music that was dance-able and stemmed from Disco, but had some of the hard lyrics from Punk.

I also think these sounds kind of merged along the way.  I think the best image of this split is the movie 1981's Valley Girl.  Nick Cage's character comes from the bad part of town and he is listening to Punk and Post Punk in his bars, while the Valley Girls are listening to Synth Pop. Cage's character even comments on it in the movie.  I think the era is 1976 to 1987 with some bands like an REM, Depeche Mode, Police or U2 doing well into the 90's.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:35 AM

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:37 AM

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok

That's a great song.  I actually have it in my broadway playlist because it's from the show Chess.  It was also a huge hit radio songs.  Interesting.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:49 AM

I think of new wave as two things really
1) Post Punk - As bands like the Clash, Talking Heads, Ramones started making more sophisticated music, even Blondie, and the GoGos came from this direction
2) Synth Pop - Band, many from UK that added a great deal of synthesizers to their music,  David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel but also music that was dance-able and stemmed from Disco, but had some of the hard lyrics from Punk.
I also think these sounds kind of merged along the way.  I think the best image of this split is the movie 1981's Valley Girl.  Nick Cage's character comes from the bad part of town and he is listening to Punk and Post Punk in his bars, while the Valley Girls are listening to Synth Pop. Cage's character even comments on it in the movie.  I think the era is 1976 to 1987 with some bands like an REM, Depeche Mode, Police or U2 doing well into the 90's.


Have a hard time including the Ramones as New Wave (they're punk). And Bowie & Gabriel are progressive. Costello IMHO bridges that divide. But it's kind of fun to have 30 year old debates once again. And, back in '88 a lot of bands that are now called "new wave" were going under the mantel of "progressive" though that was what described Genesis, Floyd, Kansas, Yes, & the like.

In my circle, back then, new wave was Yaz, Thd Cure, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, etc. Probably a narrower definition than accurate but fair.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:21 AM

Have a hard time including the Ramones as New Wave (they're punk). And Bowie & Gabriel are progressive. Costello IMHO bridges that divide. But it's kind of fun to have 30 year old debates once again. And, back in '88 a lot of bands that are now called "new wave" were going under the mantel of "progressive" though that was what described Genesis, Floyd, Kansas, Yes, & the like.

In my circle, back then, new wave was Yaz, Thd Cure, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, etc. Probably a narrower definition than accurate but fair.

Listen to Gabriel's albums after Genesis.  Songs like Games Without Frontiers to Shock the Monkey, I have the touch to Sledgehammer and Don't Give Up (with Kate Bush) are truly alt music.  Most still told a story, but the long musical interludes were gone.  Most of the songs also have a harder edge to them that Genesis's story telling.  I write this from the heart because Genesis (pre and post PG) is probably my all time favorite band and to me the difference between Peter Gabriel Genesis and Peter Gabriel Solo are solar systems apart.  Compare Gabriel solo and to the pop song of Phil Collins solo and I think you'll hear what I mean.

 

Bowie was never progressive, but Glam certainly.  I agree he is hard to classify because he was an artist who always moved with the times.  China Girl, Modern Love, Let's Dance is really all electronic dance music.  Hereos, Ashes to Ashes all fit the post punk/synth pop feel.  

 

Looking back on it now, bands like REM, U2, Police, The Cars, etc all crossed over to mainstream pop stations, which blurs that line.  My definition is really the music that the college station played when I was in school in the early to mid 80's.  Music that wasn't Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Elton John, The Who, Zeppelin, or Metal and also not Genesis, Yes, Superstramp, Rush, Styx etc...  

 

By the way I agree generally on the Ramones and even the Violent Femmes are not "new wave" artists per se, but their music really paved the way for the post punk part of new wave. I don't think of Iggy Pop generally as new wave as well, but when he was hanging with Bowie he came out with Lust For Life in the late 70's and that sound is new wave to me at least.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:31 AM

Not sure if this meets the criteria, but First Wave plays this every so often.

 



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:40 AM

If there were never The Ramones there would not have been The Clash.

 

If not for The Clash there would be no U2, Blondie, Talking Heads ...



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 02:29 PM

If there were never The Ramones there would not have been The Clash.

 

If not for The Clash there would be no U2, Blondie, Talking Heads ...

i Agree.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:54 PM

Taro,

 

Fast Time great movie, excellent soundtrack, but wasn't the GoGos song called " Sleeping"?  By the way I'm saving Oingo Biongo's song "Goodbye, Goodbye" for the last song on this list.

 

As to Edie Brickell, Paul Simon's wife's song What I Am is an awesome song but it came out in 1988.  She is definitely Alt, but is she New Wave?  

 

I'd choose China by Red Rocker, but real interesting nomination.

 

Ukbev I added Murray Head to the list.  

Ho-Chi, Love the Smitereens

 

I'm going a little more obscure

245) Visage - Fade to Grey - GA

246) B-Movie - Nowhere Girl - GA

247) Wire Train - Chamber of Hellos - GA

248) Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You ######? - GA (Taro, if you can Devo's Jocko....)

249) XTC - Dear God - GA (Just watched the Rockumentary of the band on the Movie Channel - Andy Partridge is a very unique person).


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#102 Taro T

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 AM

Taro,
 
Fast Time great movie, excellent soundtrack, but wasn't the GoGos song called " Sleeping"?  By the way I'm saving Oingo Biongo's song "Goodbye, Goodbye" for the last song on this list.
 
As to Edie Brickell, Paul Simon's wife's song What I Am is an awesome song but it came out in 1988.  She is definitely Alt, but is she New Wave?  
 
I'd choose China by Red Rocker, but real interesting nomination.
 
Ukbev I added Murray Head to the list.  
Ho-Chi, Love the Smitereens
 
I'm going a little more obscure
245) Visage - Fade to Grey - GA
246) B-Movie - Nowhere Girl - GA
247) Wire Train - Chamber of Hellos - GA
248) Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You ######? - GA (Taro, if you can Devo's Jocko....)
249) XTC - Dear God - GA (Just watched the Rockumentary of the band on the Movie Channel - Andy Partridge is a very unique person).


Both songs are in the movie. The opening credits & the beginning of the mall scene have "We Got the Beat" blaring.

As to the Q about Edie & mates, another one in the "gray area" IMHO.

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Great list so far! Some of the artists on the list could go 5 songs deep, 10 deep, 20 deep or more- just so many great tracks. I have many thousands on my new wave playlist. But here are some essential tracks/artists I didn't yet see here:

 

Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

Dramarama - Anything

Bryan Ferry - Kiss and Tell

Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene

The Church - Unguarded Moment

Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes

Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer

Specials - Ghost Town

Go Betweens - Streets of Your Town

Housemartins - Happy Hour

Devo - Whip It or Girl You Want

Split Enz- I Got You

Gang of Four - I Love a Man in Uniform or At Home He's a Tourist

Altered Images - I Could Be Happy or Happy Birthday or See Those Eyes

Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me

Kajagoogoo - too shy

Bronski Beat - Why

Trans-X - Living on Video

Erasure - Chains of Love

Killing Joke - Eighties

Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On

Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling

Sinead O Connor - Mandinka

10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather - or are 10,000 Maniacs not new wavy enough? I dunno, I saw you had REM in there.

 

I can see why you'd cut off around 87 because by then New Wave was starting to transition into Alternative and College Rock.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:55 PM

A big fat welcome to our newest goofball named Eddie.

 

Nice contribution to this listing.



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Posted Yesterday, 02:38 PM

Agree.  Welcome Goofball.  We are the Bork and will assimilate you into the collective. 

 

Paul Young - Come Back and Stay

 

 

How do we feel about?

 

Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz 

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus


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#106 Eddiegoofball

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Posted Yesterday, 02:59 PM

A big fat welcome to our newest goofball named Eddie.

 

Nice contribution to this listing.

 

Agree.  Welcome Goofball.  We are the Bork and will assimilate you into the collective. 

 

Paul Young - Come Back and Stay

 

 

How do we feel about?

 

Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz 

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

 

Thank you guys. I've been on this site for many years as just a reader/lurker but when I saw this thread I knew I had to finally post!



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Posted Yesterday, 03:41 PM

Agree.  Welcome Goofball.  We are the Bork and will assimilate you into the collective. 

 
 
How do we feel about?
 
Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz 
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus


Yes, please, to both.

I’m Gonna Be, The Proclaimers?


And, GA ... what a body of work!

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Posted Yesterday, 04:03 PM

No, Ho-Chi.  Just, no.

 

:P



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Posted Yesterday, 04:10 PM

Yes, please, to both.

I’m Gonna Be, The Proclaimers?


And, GA ... what a body of work!

Thanks, Neo.  I had my own list, but thanks to the people here I've discovered Lene Lovich and re-discovered others.  I also build my list more from the synth pop/Dance music angle and less post punk.  I'm thrilled with all the post-punk nominations.  Should we stop at 300 songs? 

 

Love the song, but like Edie Brickell and 10,000 Maniacs it's kind of just past my time limit.  I'm not adverse to adding them to the list, bit I'd like some other opinions.


No, Ho-Chi.  Just, no.

 

:P

Just no.  To poppy.  Their early work maybe.  I did just add Kyrie to another playlist I'm working on.

 

I'll update the list later tonight.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:52 PM

Fair enough. I knew it was very much on the borderline.

 

(At least I didn't go with my initial choice...Silent Running from Mike and the Mechanics! :doh: ) 



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Posted Yesterday, 07:53 PM

Fair enough. I knew it was very much on the borderline.

 

(At least I didn't go with my initial choice...Silent Running from Mike and the Mechanics! :doh: ) 

Also a great song, but not even close to new wave.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

Ho Chi Sok already had it earlier, so replace 218 with Bronski Beat- Small Town Boy

And Dear God is not new wave. Just my take.

Killing Joke - Requim is a good tune.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:17 PM

Ho Chi Sok already had it earlier, so replace 218 with Bronski Beat- Small Town Boy

And Dear God is not new wave. Just my take.

Killing Joke - Requim is a good tune.

 

Last I looked XTC is a serious new wave band and Dear God was the song the actually made them famous.  

 

I'm confused about the reference to 218?  Are you saying we have a dup of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus?  I'll check.  Checked.  You are correct!  Change will be made.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:49 PM

Great list so far! Some of the artists on the list could go 5 songs deep, 10 deep, 20 deep or more- just so many great tracks. I have many thousands on my new wave playlist. But here are some essential tracks/artists I didn't yet see here:

 

Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

Dramarama - Anything

Bryan Ferry - Kiss and Tell

Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene

The Church - Unguarded Moment

Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes

Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer

Specials - Ghost Town

Go Betweens - Streets of Your Town

Housemartins - Happy Hour

Devo - Whip It or Girl You Want

Split Enz- I Got You

Gang of Four - I Love a Man in Uniform or At Home He's a Tourist

Altered Images - I Could Be Happy or Happy Birthday or See Those Eyes

Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me

Kajagoogoo - too shy

Bronski Beat - Why

Trans-X - Living on Video

Erasure - Chains of Love

Killing Joke - Eighties

Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On

Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling

Sinead O Connor - Mandinka

10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather - or are 10,000 Maniacs not new wavy enough? I dunno, I saw you had REM in there.

 

I can see why you'd cut off around 87 because by then New Wave was starting to transition into Alternative and College Rock.

Ok, So I got through your list. Some real interesting choices and great additions to our list.  Maniacs, Sinead, & Go Betweens are great Alt music, but just to late for this list. Also no to Danny Wilson to pop.

I've add Lloyd Cole to the bottom of the list.  I'm not sure if he is really new wave.  I'll ask other posters for advice on him.

 

I'm adding

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

Blondie - One Way or Another.

B-52's - Love Shack

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

 

Anyone interested in Total Coelo's I Eat Cannibals? and/or Wide Boy Awake Chicken Outlaw?

 

24 songs to 300?  Stop there or keep going?  If we stop there Oingo Biongo's Goodbye, Goodbye is the 300th song.


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