New Wave 80's

Australian New Wave 80s Hour

For the Aussie's its pub rock' or just 'classic rock'!

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Weekday Schedule 4:00 am 6:00 am

While many Australasian bands from the 1980s remained cult acts outside of Australia, some, including Little River Band, Men at Work, AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, and later Crowded House found wide success throughout the decade. Groups with international hit singles included Real Life with “Catch Me I’m Falling”, “Send Me an Angel”, Divinyls with “Pleasure and Pain”, Big Pig with “Breakaway” and Rick Springfield with “Jessie’s Girl”. Moving Pictures had a hit album with Days of Innocence. Jimmy Barnes and Michael Hutchence performed “Good Times” a song by the Australian songwriting duo Vanda & Young and it was included on The Lost Boys soundtrack. Expatriate Mike Chapman continued his career as a prominent record producer and co-wrote “Mickey” which became a major hit when Toni Basil performed it.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Beargarden (band)
  • The Blow Waves
  • The Church (band)
  • Crowded House
  • Dear Enemy
  • Divinyls
  • Drag (band)
  • Empire of the Sun (band)
  • Eurogliders
  • The Expression
  • Flash and the Pan
  • Flowers Aka ICEHOUSE
  • The Go-Betweens
  • Grafton Primary
  • Helicopters (band)
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • Hunters & Collectors
  • Icehouse (band)
  • I’m Talking
  • INXS
  • Jimmy and the Boys
  • Koo De Tah
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • The Manikins
  • Machinations
  • Men at Work
  • Mental As Anything
  • MEO 245
  • Midnight Oil
  • Models (band)
  • Nice (band)
  • Operator Please
  • Pseudo Echo
  • QED (band)
  • Real Life (band)
  • The Church
  • The Reels
  • The Sports
  • Tactics (band)
  • Tin Alley
  • The Venetians (Australian band)
  • Voltaire Twins
  • Wa Wa Nee
  • Xero (band)
  • XL Capris

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