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Re: Bands that I thought arent New Wave but are

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:19 pm
by telekon3
"New Wave" is really just a term that was invented to categorize newer artists that came along in a time period different to the standard sub-genres of rock and pop that had already dominated the music business. (Similar to terms Alternative or Indie of the last couple decades) Also during the New Wave era, genre terms would evolve into different terms for the same musical style. i.e. Euro-disco to Techno-pop to Synth-pop.

"A New Wave of Rock & Roll Music"

Genre: New Wave


New Romantic
Early Punk
Minimal Synth
Paisley Underground
2nd Wave Ska
Early Industrial
80's Mod
80's Rockabilly

Re: Re:

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:12 am
by Berserker
Funeral Pyre wrote:
djcraig wrote:Artists that are not New Wave:

Corey Hart- tried to be New Wave but failed. Nice shades though.

It seems that history has been rewritten to lump in Corey Hart with New Wave. GTA: Vice City is a good example of this. Did any New Wave/Alternative radio stations even play Corey Hart back in the 80's?

Corey Hart wasn't a New Wave artist, but "Sunglasses At Night" was a New Wave song. There were lots of bands that dipped into New Wave for a song or album, and others that started as New Wave and became something else.

Re: Bands that I thought arent New Wave but are

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:12 am
by MissingPersons
I think Corey Hart was more "Hi-Tech AOR" than New Wave. Like Mr. Mister and John Parr.

By the way I have seen Munchener Freiheit being branded as New Wave, but it doesn't seem right to me. I think they belong more to the Hi-Tech AOR genre as well.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:58 am
by elektrikblu
TragicMagic wrote:Hmm am interested in peoples opinions: what exactly is the difference between New Romantic and New Wave.

I have always considered there to be only a very fine line. (or maybe only some different fashion sense) [;)]


yeah, eye-liner.