What’s your favorite new wave guitar riff?

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  1. rodbender

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    New Zealand new wave = best new wave:
     
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    Hungry Like the Wolf, Don't Change -INXS
     
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    This for me. But also...

     
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    Can't believe that I forgot this gem ...

     
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    That song kicks ass but much like the songs I posted, how can you tell whether it's a New Wave song or just a rock song from the New Wave era?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that any time there's more than one band member wearing a skinny tie, they automatically qualify as 'new wave'.
     
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    What? 147 posts and this hasn't showed up yet???



    Get with the programme, folks! :dude

    Now, the following is from the new-wave-morphing-into-synth-pop/electrbeat period and is known more for the synth riffs, but Gord's signature guitar riffs are timeless and unforgettable...



    :bow
     
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    So many to choose from...this one's easy to defend.

     
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    Excellent!

    I'm not sure I recall any Chrome references on TGP!!!!
    They have so many great songs!!
     
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    they really are one of the most profound bands i've ever heard, i was completely floored when i first heard them in my late teens. i don't even know where to begin with talking about them, they were really something else. got pretty obsessed with them again about five years ago, listened to all of it over and over again picking up on the details. did a ton of research into them and emailed back and forth a bit with the guy that did the book for the Cleopatra box set (this was a year or two before that came out, still haven't bought it yet).

    after disregarding all the post-Helios material for years, i got really into the later Damon Edge era releases and his own solo albums. definitely its own vibe, but i really enjoy all that stuff quite a bit now. that guy really had something going at one point. too bad how it turned out.



    i don't really like the Helios Creed solo albums, or even the newer Chrome that he's done. the album they released a few years ago with all the lost 80s recordings was really awesome.

    i don't know if i ever see them mentioned here, but a few other fans here have commented when i bring them up. one of those bands that i've been meaning to start a lengthy thread about.
     
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    Looking at your signature,
    "I like bass lines. They're good, because for people who don't understand what's going on in the rest of the song, there's always the bass line." - FZ

    - here's one which also involves bass, well bass not bass, one song from the era which had some awesome bass riffage which drove the song is again another one by Joe Jackson who was one of the great purveyors of New Wave stuff. A guy who kicked some of it up to another level.

    I
     
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    Too many great ones too pick an absolute favorite. Television’s “Marquee Moon” is certainly up there, though. Catchy, innovative and of the time. I can hear some cross-pollination with early Talking Heads.



    Edit: I see that Paramount (post #29) beat me to this a long time ago. This whole album is filled with tight riffs.
     
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    Andy Gill of Gang of Four is one of my favorite guitarists.





    on the border between new wave and no wave
     
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    This could have been released today and called "19s"
    Seeing Killing Joke in two weeks!
    Haunting, brutal riff, new wave apparel, haircuts and footwork...
    Oh, yeah, and Kurt, you're welcome.
     
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    The Police - "Sending Out An SOS"
     
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    There are just so many
    Turning Japanese
    Just Like Heaven
    Synchronicity II
    Whisper to a Scream....
     
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    This song has one of the nicest sounding 12 string sounds ever



    My fav Cars song, spookiest/saddest sounding one with the subtle slide sounding motif.



    Ill put this one in for a great bass playing
     
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  20. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    And this:

     

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