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Mad World

An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s
Majewski, Lori (Book - 2014 )
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The authors provide an oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with some of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time.
Authors: Majewski, Lori
Title: Mad world
an oral history of new wave artists and songs that defined the 1980s
Publisher: New York, NY :, Abrams Image,, 2014
Characteristics: 319 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein ; foreword by Nick Rhodes ; afterword by Moby
Contents: Adam and the Ants : "Kings of the wild frontier"
Gary Numan : "Cars"
Duran Duran : "Girls on film"
New Order : "Blue Monday"
ABC : "Poison arrow"
Devo : "Whip it"
Echo and the Bunnymen : "The killing moon"
Spandau Ballet : "True"
The Human League : "Being boiled"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
Dexys Midnight Runners : "Come on Eileen"
Bow Wow Wow : "I want candy"
The Waitresses : "I know what boys like"
The Normal : "Warm leatherette"
Kajagoogoo : "Too shy"
Thomas Dolby : "She blinded me with science"
The Psychedelic Furs : "Love my way"
Depeche Mode : "New life"
Yaz : "Only you"
Kim Wilde : "Kids in America"
Howard Jones : "New song"
Berlin : "The Metro"
A Flock of Seagulls : "I ran"
Modern English : "I melt with you"
Soft Cell : "Tainted love"
a-ha : "Take on me"
Joy Division : "Love will tear us apart"
The Smiths : "How soon is now?"
Tears for Fears : "Mad world"
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "If you leave"
Ultravox : "Vienna"
INXS : "Original sin"
Thompson Twins : "Hold me now"
Simple Minds : "Don't you (forget about me)"
Animotion : "Obsession"
Band Aid : "Do they know it's Christmas?"
Summary: The authors provide an oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with some of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time.
Additional Contributors: Bernstein, Jonathan
ISBN: 9781419710971
1419710974
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 M233m 2014
Subject Headings: New wave music History and criticism Popular music 1981-1990 History and criticism New wave musicians Biography
Topical Term: New wave music
Popular music
New wave musicians
LCCN: 2013945690
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This is the book that my New Wave-loving, Star Hits-reading, 14-year-old self could only dream would exist in the future. Lucky her, lucky me, lucky you--the future is now! (Jen W's pick)


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