Friday, January 30, 2015

New Wave Goes Commercial - 1/30/15

The year was 19-Early 80-Something and after several years of living underground here in America, the punk/post punk/new wave movement suddenly broke through to the mainstream. At least, a little bit. We started to appreciate some of the weirder, less conventional bands from the counterculture and they had a brand new medium in which to reach different audiences (MTV).

Now of course post punk as a whole nor even all of what could be considered new wave found total acceptance over here but this was about as close as we ever came and just enough for a young kid like me growing up at that time to find his true musical calling. Tonight's episode was all about that time and those bands. And tonight's link just happens to be a link to that episode:


1.) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
2.) Rock the Casbah - The Clash
3.) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
4.) Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics
5.) The Reflex - Duran Duran
6.) Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
7.) Whip It - Devo
8.) Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
9.) You Might Think - The Cars
10.) Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Gos
11.) Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
12.) Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
13.) Promises Promises - Naked Eyes
14.) Our House - Madness
15.) Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
16.) Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
17.) Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
18.) Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
19.) Heart of Glass - Blondie
20.) Don't You Want Me? - The Human League
21.) True - Spandau Ballet

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