Genre of the Week 5: New Wave

#GenreoftheWeek New Wave 


This week has been New Wave week at Nowhere Bros. I have been posting daily about New Wave, its history, its artists and its legacy. 

Below is a list of the songs I posted. Although it is not a definitive playlist, it is a starting point for getting into New Wave, or re-familiarizing yourself with New Wave, yes it has been a while since it was a thing. There are of course plenty more tracks out there as well. 

It has been a wonderful week posting about New Wave, what a great movement it was for music. Karl is back this coming week with a new genre. Should be good… in the mean time that is me, peace out. 

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There is also a Spotify Playlist for your listening pleasure – NewWave/NowhereBros

Nowhere Bros New Wave Week Playlist 

Kilburn & the High Roads – “Patience (So What)” (Handsome, 1975)

Dr Feelgood – “Roxette (Live)” (Stupidity, 1976)

Graham Parker & The Rumour – “Hold Back The Night” (Single, 1977)

Television – “See No Evil” (Marquee Moon, 1977)

Elvis Costello – “Watching The Detectives” (My Aims Is True, 1977)

The Stranglers – “Peaches” (Rattus Norvegicus, 1977)

Split Enz – “My Mistake” (Dizrythmia, 1977)

Blondie – “Picture This” (Parallel Lines, 1978)

Nick Lowe – “Cruel To Be Kind’ (Jesus of Cool, 1978)

Devo – “Satisfaction” (Q: Are We Not Men?: A: We Are Devo!, 1978)

The Cars – “Just What I Needed” (The Cars, 1978)

The Police – “Can’t Stand losing You’ (Outlandos d’Amour, 1978)

The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster” (The B-52’s, 1979)

XTC – “Making Plans For Nigel” (Drums and Wires, 1979)

Ian Dury – “There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards” (Single, 1979)

Gary Numan – “Cars” (The Pleasure Principle, 1979)

Joy Division – “Disorder” (Unknown Pleasures, 1979)

Talking Heads – “Heaven” (Fear of Music, 1979)

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding” (Armed Forces, 1979)

The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry” (Boys Don’t Cry, 1980)

The Jam – “Dreams Of Children” (Single, 1980)

The Specials – “Friday Night, Saturday Morning” (More Specials, 1981)

Madness – “It Must Be Love” (Single, 1981)

Duran Duran – ‘Planet Earth” (Duran Duran, 1981)

Human League – “Love Action” (Dare, 1981)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Let’s Make This Precious’ (Too-Rye-Ay, 1982)

New Order – “Age Of Consent” (Power, Corruption and Lies, 1983)

The Pretenders – “Middle Of the Road” (learning to Crawl, 1983)

Psychedelic Furs – “The Ghost In You” (Mirror Moves, 1984)

Echo & The Bunnymen – ‘Lips Like Sugar” (Echo & The Bunnymen, 1987)

– Sam 
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