The Encyclopedia of New Wave

The Encyclopedia of New Wave

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Sterling
The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Blondie, Elvis Costello: this fun addition to the successful Encyclopedia series celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide range of styles, from Brit pub-rock to electronica, synth-pop, and even ska. The Encyclopedia of New Wave comprehensively captures this eclectic music, all of which enthralled the newly emergent MTV generation. With its tendency toward romantic minimalism, dark dance beats, and gender-bending antics, New Wave changed the course of popular musical history, as well as fashion and art.

The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Blondie, Elvis Costello: this fun new addition to the successful Encyclopedia series celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide range of styles, from Brit pub-rock to electronica, synth-pop, and even ska. The Encyclopedia of New Wave comprehensively captures this eclectic music, all of which enthralled the newly emergent MTV generation. With its tendency toward romantic minimalism, dark dance beats, and gender-bending antics, New Wave changed the course of popular musical history, as well as fashion and art.


Baker & Taylor
Profiles the movement's most popular and influential bands and artists, including Blondie, INXS, XTC, Grace Jones, and Depeche Mode.

Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2012
ISBN: 9781402784729
1402784724
Branch Call Number: 781.6603 B869e 2012
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm

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