Who's Your Favorite New Wave Band ?

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  1. ShredSquatch

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    I really liked The Cars and The Outfield







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    After all these decades I'm not sure what qualifies as "New Wave."
     
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    I had to do a search for what bands are considered "new wave". Not my favorite period for music but there were some bright spots for me and way better than what came after. I would say Talking Heads, B-52s, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Devo, and Eurythmics were all listenable.
     
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    I'm sure there are quite a few bands potentially placed under the umbrella that I am quite fond of. It's just that the liminality of "New Wave" is so fuzzy.
     
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    Yea....new wave.

    Loved The Cars.

    Outfield had a couple good songs.
    We covered Your love.

    I really like Devo and The B-52's.
     
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    I went by Wikipedia's list of New Wave bands. Do you feel the bands I listed would be considered "new wave"? There were so many on the Wiki list that I was really not familiar with even though I'd heard their names. Many of them probably had one or two hits that I might recognize if I heard them. Many of them I was familiar with but wasn't very fond of.
     
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    I can recall all of those bands being called "New Wave" at some point or other in the 80s.
     
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    I like a lot of this band's songs.

     
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    I think of that time as the MTV era, when they actually broadcast music videos instead of stupid reality shows.
     
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    Love Depeche Mode!


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    The salad days...
     
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    Great band -- particularly in the Alan Wilder era.
     
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    Depeche Mode seems to release very consistent albums. They were huge back in the 80s and early 90s. Their newest releases are quite good as well.
     
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    the cars. i listen to hard rock, 80's metal and shreddy instrumental guitar music like joe satriani, etc... but i love the cars. their music is so good that anyone who listens to other genres can still really love their stuff and not just "appreciate" it. they are one of the best 80's bands hands down. lost's of killer idea's for songs in their music as well.

     
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    Of the really popular ones, I liked The Cars, The Pretenders, The Police and Men At Work.

    More obscure bands The Producers were big in southeast and had a few songs on MTV, but nowhere near the popularity I think they deserved. They still play today.

    I’m not sure if Concrete Blonde falls in this category, but Johnette Napolitano is an amazing singer and Jim Mankey (sp?) has a unique style and is a great player.
     
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    Wasn't this one from that era?


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    OMD. Enola Gay. Junk Culture is still one of my favourite albums. Their first five albums have some misses, but I love the records.
     
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    I'll have to add The Pretenders to my list. I had taken a break from guitar from the mid '70s to the very early '80s. During this new wave era I gravitated more toward guitar oriented bands and not so much synth dominated. There was also a rise of "roots" music like the Blasters, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Los Lobos that I was more into at the time.
     

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