Frequently Asked Questions
A: The New Wave Outpost is devoted to the preservation of new
wave, punk, power pop and 80's alternative music. Much of this music doesn't
get played on the radio anymore and a good deal of it isn't officially available
on CD in any form. The New Wave Outpost is an informational and entertainment
not a store or subscriber-based service. For more information, click
A: To rate or submit comments to the lists, you must first
register at the Message Board. Once
you've registered, you can either log in at the home page
or the message board. After logging in, when you visit the
list pages, you will be able to access a button to the left of each item
which allows you to submit your ratings, reviews and comments. See the following
two questions below.
Q: Why should I register at New Wave Outpost?
A: Registering with the New Wave Outpost is purely optional, however registering will allow you to access and participate in the following features:
Q: If I register, will my personal information (e.g., email address) be given to any 3rd parties?
A: Absolutely not. This site is purely a resource and a community
for fans of new wave and 80's alternative. Any personal information collected
when registering will not be given away to any 3rd parties and will solely
be used for internal purposes--namely, to allow people to participate in the
interactive features of the site (see previous question) while at the same
time preventing anonymous visitors from abusing these features.
A: Not very likely. Although there is no guarantee that spammers who employ webbots to scour the internet for email addresses won't discover your email address posted on this message board, the chances of success have been greatly reduced. The message board is designed to hide emails for security purposes and to prevent spam engines from finding them.
For more information on how to elude spammers on the Web
and USENET, visit: http://www.cdt.org/speech/spam/030319spamreport.shtml
A: The Albums List (formerly the Albums Wish List) is designed
to feature not only new wave-era albums that never got issued on CD or issued
in any form, but also reissues and significant artist "Best Of's" from
around the world. This includes "wish albums" that have never been
released or compiled, as submitted by visitors to the site. The Format column
indicates whether the
album is available on CD, Vinyl, MFV (a custom vinyl-recorded-to-CD series),
or as-yet-to-be-compiled (N/A). This list is by no means complete, and many
glaring omissions may exist as the list grows. Titles
listed as 'MFV' are the exception, and trades or donations are accepted
on a somewhat limited basis.
Q: Your Albums List indicates that a particular album is available on CD, but I can't find it anywhere, including CDNow, Amazon.com, etc. How can I locate this title?
A: Many titles are imports, in scarce supply, or simply out of
print, including many of the compilations listed on this site. Most online
stock out of print titles, but you can frequently find these titles either
new or used at online music marketplaces like Gemm
and MusicStack, and
auction houses like eBay.
Some dealers may offer these at a hefty price, so shop around!
A: The Songs List—which existed previously as two separate
lists: New Wave Songs on CD compilations and
the Songs Wish List—is
intended to be a repository of songs from the new wave era. In the Comps column
you will see abbreviated links to CD compilations
a given song, when applicable. Keep in mind that the list is always
growing as visitor suggestions are added.
A: The song lengths (minutes:seconds) are shown where possible. At this time, this includes all of the songs featured on various new wave compilations. Additional song lengths will be added as time permits.
Q: Are we not men?
A: We are Devo!