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Old 04-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Honestly, I could've posted this thread in either the punk or electronica forums since it draws elements from both genres, but enough about that.

Anyone here a fan of new wave music? This genre just keeps growing on me. The first bands I got into were Duran Duran and Animotion, but I'm really starting to get into a **** load of other bands as well, especially The Cars who in my opinion are one of the best in the genre. Other bands I like are A Flock of Seagulls, a-Ha, Depeche Mode, Devo, Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, and Kajagoogoo. Sure, this music is pretty much the pop-punk of the 80s, but damn is it good. I like it mainly, because of the nice groove and cheesy but fun synths, and because it's rock music that you can dance to.
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Kind of funny how you asked for my input on where to put this and then ignored it. Anyway, there's a lot of directions a conversation about new wave can go so I'll wait and see what bands we're talking about before I move the thread.
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Eh, it is a rock sub-genre after all, so I figured it should go here, but if you feel as if it doesn't belong here, then proceed to move it.
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Eh, it is a rock sub-genre after all, so I figured it should go here, but if you feel as if it doesn't belong here, then proceed to move it.
Like I said, we'll see where the conversation goes. New wave most likely won't fit in with the metal and modern rock threads that normally make up this forum.
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Yeah you got a point there.
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Anyway, I like a lot of new wave myself, though I tend to like it most when it's leaning close to being post-punk. Speaking of which, I was just watching a documentary last night from 1987 that was about the music scene in Athens, Georgia back then. Just served to remind me how great early B-52s and REM were, and also reminded me of another band I've been meaning to check out forever: Pylon. Are you familiar with them at all?
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Not really as I kind of lean more towards the poppier new wave bands, but I'll check them out. What album should I start with?
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Not really as I kind of lean more towards the poppier new wave bands, but I'll check them out. What album should I start with?
Yeah, I like my New Wave the same way, Devo, Depeche Mode, The Human League, The Cars, etc.

It's a great genre, very diverse, has led to a lot of different stuff that we have now, I love it.
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Not really as I kind of lean more towards the poppier new wave bands, but I'll check them out. What album should I start with?
With Pylon? I don't really know. Like I said I had never gotten around to giving them a listen. This thread just inspired me to go download their album Chomp! though, which is supposed to be one of their better ones. I'm listening to it right now and it seems pretty good. They don't really sound like anyone else I can think of, that's always refreshing. The woman's voice is about halfway between Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux. Musically they're kind of hard to describe, a bit like ESG I guess but more of a full sound somehow.
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Yeah, I like my New Wave the same way, Devo, Depeche Mode, The Human League, The Cars, etc.

It's a great genre, very diverse, has led to a lot of different stuff that we have now, I love it.

Haven't really heard The Human League yet. What do you think they're best album is?
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