Nu Wave…New Wave

According to Wikipedia, New Wave is a genre of music that emerged in in the mid to late 1970s alongside punk rock. The term at first generally was synonymous with punk rock before being considered a genre in its own right that incorporated aspects of electronic and experimental music, mod subculture, and disco and 1960s pop music, as well as much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, such as an emphasis on short and punchy songs.

For someone who’s born in the 70’s (very late 70’s[for me], hehe) an affair with New wave music is inevitable… I cannot really claim that the 80’s was the era for my generation (it is definitely the 90’s!!!) but New Wave music is New Wave music…I don’t know how much more New Wave these artists can get…

The Cure

Boys don’t Cry, In Between Days, Close to me, Lovesong, Pictures of You…the list is endless. Who else can best represent New Wave??? the hair, the make-up and all…Just the mention of Robert Smith and yes New Wave will pop up from your brain.

Echo and the Bunnymen

No matter how many times I listen to The Killing Moon…the feeling remains the same…It’s a national anthem! They also did Lips Like Sugar and Seven Seas

 

Depeche Mode

The problem when an artist or a band releases a song and that song becomes an instant hit, and then, ten and twenty years later people would realize that said song sucks…the band/artist suffers… Case in point: Depeche Mode… and the Song: Somebody.

wait a minute… that’s not exactly a bad song!

Depeche Mode has released some good songs reminiscent of the 80’s (people are people, blasphemous rumors, etc…) Yeah…”Somebody” sucks

The Smiths

Steven Patrick Morissey…heaven knows I’m miserable now, this charming man, girlfriend in a coma… how soon is now?…The Smiths is a legend in its own right.

New Order

 

 

After the demise of Joy Divison (an iconic band, by the way) due to Ian Curtis’ suicide (the band’s vocalist), New Order came into existence… Hits like Bizarre Love Triangle, Regret, True Faith, Thieves Like Us…were products of the band’s talent…

there are indeed lots of other new wave bands, some were better than the above-mentioned (atleast from another person’s point of view), and my list is so mainstream ( so to speak)

Memories, memories: back in college NU107 dedicated a particular day in a week exclusively for New Wave Music (not sure if they’re still doing it)and yes, I made it a point to request a song or two every week 🙂 …If i’m not mistaken said radio station started in the late 80’s or early 90’s playing what else??? hence the name? (not sure, really)!

Few months ago, there was a screening of John Hughes movies in Shangri-la Mall, we went to watch Pretty in Pink…The soundtrack of the movie, I say… is NEW WAVE! bow.

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