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    New Wave Radio Live Radio 180

Month: July 2020

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new order

New Wave Music Bands

New Order

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s. When Joy Division’s Ian Curtis tragically took his own life, the remaining trio, Bernard Sumner (guitarist), Peter Hook (bassist) and Stephen Morris (drummer) immediately disbanded, but re-formed the same year as New Order, with the addition of […]

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The Cure

New Wave Music Bands

The Cure

It all started in 1976 as Easy Cure, formed by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums), and local guitar hero Porl Thompson. They began writing and demoing their own songs almost immediately, playing throughout 1977 in Southern England to an ever-growing army of fans. In 1978 the 'Easy' was dropped, along with Porl, and an eager trio now known simply as The Cure […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

New Wave Music Bands

Kids in the Kitchen

Australian band Kids in the Kitchen exemplified the '80s sound: well-packaged funk and dance-pop characterized by synth sounds and smooth production. Mushroom's White label signed up the fledgling band after they had been together for only eight months. Their first two singles were an immediate success: "Change in Mood"/"Far From Where" (October 1983) and "Bitter Desire"/"Hunting and Haunting" (April 1984) both hit the national Top Ten. In 1984, the Kids […]

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Lords of the New Church and New Wave Radio

New Wave Music Bands

Lords of the New Church

The Lords of the New Church released their eponymous debut LP on July 6, 1982. Punk had been declared “deceased”, so Stiv Bators had to go somewhere, so he teamed up with guitarist Brian James who was at a loose end after leaving The Damned. The product was a hybrid fusion of post-punk new wave to produce what is akin to Goth Glam, yeah, many genres but that’s what happens […]

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Clan of Xymox

New Wave Music Bands

Clan of Xymox

Frank Weyzig was born on July 5th 1957. Frank started his music career with Dutch electronic wave legend ‘Clan of Xymox’ from way back at the time they were signed with the infamous English 4AD label in the mid-eighties. Frank played his guitar & keyboard parts on the famous debut album in 1985 and joined the band on stage as live guitarist and keyboard player until 1990. Xymox fans will […]

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New Wave Music Bands

The Human League

“Being Boiled” the debut release by The Human League was first released on June 30, 1978. Lo-fi electronic releases were almost the norm in ’78, The Normal, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Thomas Leer et. al. presenting themselves. There was a second release also on Fast Product in August 1982. “Being Boiled” was a premier release and long way from what the Human League were to become circa the album Dare. […]

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New Wave History

B-52’s debut album

On July 6, 1979 the planet shook with the release of the eponymous B-52’s debut album. From the celestial opening of Planet Claire to the cheesy corny cover of Petula Clark's, "Downtown" you get almost the perfect pop record. Seriously irreverent, the album in totality is catchy and infectious with a beat that is reminiscent of the 60s surf/beach pop. Everyone has this album. EPIC ! https://www.theb52s.com

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