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My favorite New Wave albums that nobody ever heard

Discuss your favorite songs, artists or post your top ten lists from the new wave era or related genres.

Postby Kaaplunk » Sat Nov 01, 2003 6:05 pm

Albums that I make people listen to when they come to my house for dinner. Kind of like the way some people do with slides...

I'll call this part one:

1: OMD - Organisation {1980} (I love the "Enola Gay" so much that would probably have married it if it were possible) ~Dazzle Ships is another brilliant album, in fact eveything they have ever done and will ever do is brilliant. I mean just listen to Tesla Girls...sorry, I'm babbling.)
2: Soft Cell - Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing {1982} (My first "big boy" record that wasn't Elvis Presly.)
3: Iam Siam - She Went Pop {1984}
4: Ebn Ozn Feeling Cavalier {1984}
5: Alphaville - Foreveryoung {1984}
6: IcicleWorks - Whisper to a Scream {1984}
7: Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good {1985}
8: The Housemartins - London O Hull 4 {1986}Highh
9: Timbuck 3 - Greetings from {1986}
10: Black - Wonderful Life {1987} (This was my very first CD}
11: When in Rome - When in Rome {1988}

Now I must sleep.
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Postby spongeg » Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:44 am

1. The Other Ones - The Other Ones (some folks may remember the minor hit "Holiday", but the rest of the album is great too imho).

I loved that album - fave track was - we are what we are - i had it on cassette but want to get it on CD - don't know what happenned to the cassette...

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And if it all came to pass now
You feel we'd all deserve it somehow
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Postby asadachi » Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:04 am

Wow! I thought I knew it all, but almost all of these are unknown to me. I grew up in Los Angeles in the 80's, and now I live in Manhattan (NYC)--most New Yorker friends of my age group know almost nothing in my 80's collection.

Does anyone here in Manhattan have these songs on CD, and if so, would you be willing to swap some MP3's?
If so, I live in Chelsea. Shoot me a line at
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Postby KMFDM10000 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:25 pm

Vital Sines- "Fear of the Cold"

Moral Support- "Strange Day for Dancing"

Chain of Fun- "Paisley Girls"

LaTour- "Allen's Got a New Hi-Fi"

The Cure- "Harold and Joe"
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Postby candy ass » Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:12 am

I forgot most of the stuff I read in here, but love to hear some of it again,

my faves from this period of time are

Cramps songs the lord taught us/psychedelic jungle
Iggy Pop funhouse/raw power
cult love/electric
thee mighty caesars beware the ides of march
Inxs swing
Fleshtones hexbreaker
shrieckback big night music
billy Idol Rebel yell
christian death only theatre of pain
Spk Machine age voodoo
Killing joke selftitled
Damned machine gun etiquette
Japan visions of china
Saints all fools day etcetcetc.

That is just what came on my mind.

not exactly all wave but so what [:p]

I am always moving on [:D]
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Postby Brittlestar » Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:50 am

I've had "The Other Ones" on cassette for a long while, but it basically wore out. A year ago I was able to find & purchase a copy of that record on CD. Let me know if...

Here are some other records that I still enjoy (most on CD):
Belouis Some - self titled
Woodentops - Giant
WonderStuff - Eight Legged Groove Machine
Killing Joke - Eponymous
China Crisis - Flaunt the Imperfection
Armoury Show - Waiting for the Floods
Captain Sensible - A Day in the Life of
The Opposition - Empire Days
James - Stutter
Connells - Boylan Heights

I wish there was a way to hear some of the favorites others have been boosting.
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Postby LadyLazarus » Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:44 am

Lol these are very frustratingly well thought out lists, records I've been on the hunt for for the better part of a decade now. [}:)]

I'll add to that:
Adam and the Antz - Dirk Wears White Sox
John Cooper Clarke - Ou est La Maison du Fromage?
Au Pairs - Playing With a Different Sex
Penetration - Moving Targets
Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses
Skids - Scared To Dance
Associates - Sulk
The Only Ones - Special View
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Postby elektrikblu » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:14 am

No particular order: Just rememberin.

Alien Sex Fiend
Young Marble Giants
The March Violets
Psychedelic Furs
Gary Numan
Human League
Pete Shelly

Crispin Glover? Listened once, it was a gift, hmmm...
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Postby DimChandeliers » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:09 pm

I can add:
The Diodes
Art Objects
The Neats
Marty Thau's 4x4 (compilation)
Scars (EP)
TV21 (LP w/Snakes and Ladders)
Penetration (Danger Signs 12")
Fleshtones (Roman Gods)
November Group
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Postby DevoManiac101 » Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:40 pm

Here's some of my personal faves

Exude - Play With The Boys
Horizontal Brian- Vertical
Flying Lizards - Fourth Wall
M - Famous Last Words & Offical Secrets Act
Lene Lovich - March
Ebn Ozn - Feeling Cavalier
Kids In The Kitchen - S/T
Thompson Twins - Close To The Bone
Bruce Wooley & The Camera Club - S/T
Sleeping Lions - Sound Of My Heart 12"

Thanks, Justin/DevoManiac101
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Postby jimbailey » Wed May 19, 2004 11:20 am

Favorite Obscure 1980s New Wave Albums:

"Telekon"-Gary Numan (at least here in the US it was obscure)
"Drums Along The Hudson"-The Bongos
"It's A Condition"-Romeo Void
"Sweet Sound"-Simon Townshend
"Clues"-Robert Palmer's New Wave LP..not bad!
"Everywhere At Once"-The Plimsouls
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Postby Max Murdoc » Fri May 21, 2004 4:41 am

John Ruth "I am a Model"

I'm transfering to cd as we speak.

A cross between OMD, Expanded Heads, Numan, Ultravox pretty good for a one man band from New York. The east coast had John Ruth and the west coast had Dane Conover (Trees).
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Postby golfer » Fri May 21, 2004 8:19 pm

any Cocteau Twins
or This Mortal Coil
Severed Heads
The Makers Of the Dead Travel Fast
The Models
Cowboys International
Throbbing Gristle
Slow Twitch Fibres
Menatl as Anything
The Members
Bill Nelson
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Postby geoffolehane » Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:16 am

I agree with Trees - "Sleep Convention." It's a shame that it has never been released on CD - at least yet. Maybe someday.
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Postby driverx » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:25 pm

Bob Marsh (of The Way Moves)
Naked Raygun
Lucy Show
March Violets
Indian Bingo
Take On Me
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