The college-radio boom of the ’80s and indie rock of the 21st Century both owe a lot to the New Wave bands on this list. To me, he's more than just a Master at Adult animation, and I can't be clearer when I think Ralph Bakshi almost single mindedly changed animation. *, string.rot13, string.toupper, string.tolower, string.strip_tags, convert. Argybargy, the group’s third effort, features some of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s strongest songwriting. Packed with hits like “Everybody Wants To Rule the World,” “Shout,” “Mothers Talk” and “Head Over Heels,” it’s 1985 in a nutshell.—Josh Jackson, The daughter of an Austrian baroness, this swinging London socialite was first discovered by Rolling Stones Svengali Andrew Loog Oldham, who provided her first Mick Jagger/Keith Richards-penned hit “As Tears Go By” in 1964. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-pdo_pgsql.ini, Third Wave immigrants were accused of: Taking jobs away from “native” Americans (ie WASPS, white Protestants). While “New Wave” and “post-punk” were pretty much interchangeable terms in 1977, by the early ’80s, the more avant-garde, harder-edged bands divided off into post-punk, and New Wave was the realm of synth-driven pop. Those “energy domes,” as they called them, made Devo a prime example of classic ‘80s culture. Power, Corruption and Lies is filled with themes of loneliness, anger and loves lost; it’s easy to see how New Order has influenced everyone from The Smiths to M83. Together with Budgie’s punishing drums and Steven Severin’s frenetic bass, they created the perfect bed for Siouxsie’s lovely, haunting vocals. Live, the singer was a spinning firecracker on stage, personifying the album’s title, Gyrate, exploding through songs like “Feast on My Heart” and “Stop It.” R.E.M. And you still hear the influence of songs like “(I’m a) TV Savage” and “Louis Quatorze” on modern indie rock today.—Mark Lore, Today it’s hard to understand how the lightly psychedelic pop-rock of the Soft Boys was ever considered anything close to punk. We estimate sero-prevalence for two periods flanking the start (March) and end (May) of first-wave mitigation measures in BC. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-zip.ini, It’s weird to think that there was a time when people would make out to stuff other than Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s “If You Leave” at prom, but the band actually wrote the song specifically for the movie. Honed to a dangerous point by months of live shows, the London-born group tears through a dozen songs with a casual swing but enough jet fuel in their tanks to propel lead singer Poly Styrene and Rudi Thompson’s sax playing to dizzying heights. - The Seatbelts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAP1BmRs3k)-----------------Interviews:Fritz the Cat: Interview with Ralph Bakshi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o6Ji8w2ic)Ralph Bakshi: Surviving In Tough Times (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WApcUBcVMos)Master of Cinema: Ralph Bakshi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq5xAuZjsZM\u0026t=)Interview with legendary director Ralph Bakshi - Part 1 + 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ_JF5lmwW0)Breaking the Mold: The Re-making of Mighty Mouse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6BJhn97uw) But for the art majors and quirky townies in the Classic City, Pylon was the local embodiment of the post-punk scene, proving you didn’t have to be in London or New York to create something special. Previously active authors, editors and other contributors are listed in the manual. As synthetic sounds came to dominate the airwaves, producers all toyed with the same tricks, giving songs a shorter shelf life. Like many New Wave artists of the time, Numan often gets unfairly lumped into one-hit wonder status, as his single “Cars” became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. During the early 1980s, many of those acts were British punk or new wave bands seeking to capture American audiences. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-readline.ini, One way or another, they sneered. For the uninitiated, Tallulah is a great introduction, featuring several signature works by the group’s chief writers, most notably McLennan’s infectiously chorused shoulda-been-hits “Right Here” and “Bye Bye Pride,” as well as such characteristically edgy Forster compositions as the undertowing “House That Jack Kerouac Built” and “The Clarke Sisters,” a haunting character study of spinsters that perfectly captures its author’s eye for detail. Following the departure of guitarist Rob Dean, Japan secured more sonic space to indulge their experimental whims—from the digital landscapes of UK hit “Ghost” to the Far East textures of “Canton.” Throughout, David Sylvian’s warbled, post-Bryan Ferry croon slithers around Mick Karn’s purring fretless bass and Richard Barbieri’s textured keys—a combination both soothing and unsettling. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-sqlsrv.ini, Guitarist Chris Butler wrote the band’s material, but it was late-singer Patty Donahue’s voice and sassy attitude that made the single “I Know What Boys Like” (and the accompanying video) work like a charm. ensured the album wouldn’t be lost to history, when drummer Bill Berry proclaimed Pylon the best band in America.—Josh Jackson, I don’t need to tell you about “Roxanne.” If you are a resident of Earth with access to a radio, you’re definitely familiar with Sting and company’s classic ode to the red light district. A blend of school boy naughtiness and inside humor—offered up with a wink and a nod—their attitude hinted at the fact that they never took things quite as seriously as their critics would believe. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-exif.ini, /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-soap.ini, Of course, listening with their eyes proved foolish. But David Byrne’s premier pop moment in the Talking Heads canon still feels remarkably singular. Trivia Quiz - British punk, new wave and beyond Category: Early Punk - Before 1985 Quiz # 99,767. High praise, but not unwarranted: With their 1979 debut, the Athens, Georgia quintet seemingly arrived on Earth as rock stars from Planet Camp—combining chugging punk guitars, Farfisa organs, Swinging Sixties sci-fi lyrics and the enthralling vocal silliness of singers Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. It’s lush, mournful and gorgeous—in other words, it’s Robert Smith and company at their very best. Freedom of Choice is a treasure of propelling bass lines and revolutionary synths seasoned with tongue-in-cheek lyrical delivery, blazing the electronic trail for many musicians to come.—Annie Black, After spending the first half of the ’70s fronting underrated roots-rock band Brinsley Schwarz, Nick Lowe morphed into a superhero at the dawn of punk and New Wave. The nine tracks convey a conceptual scale—the initial dark, battering rain morphs into an effervescent sky with sympathetic ease. (It’s a tough decision, but a-Ha wins.) Their disparate sonics coalesced like few other ensembles in 1983, short of non-Western masters like King Sunny Adé’s African Beats, who wasn’t lost on them—“Walking in Your Footsteps” reins in Nigerian polyrhythms just after the opener reestablishes their New Wave bona fides. Choose one to start playing: Take Quiz: Single Page HTML format. Masses was their sixth album and proof that they had perfected a mix of sulk-worthy, no-one-understands lyrics and sensual groove. “Mirror in the Bathroom” was the original hit off this record, but “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” would be the true gem released as a single three years later.—Robert Ham, Bow Wow Wow’s cover of the Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy” still sounds fresh today, with its lively production, surf guitar and tribal drums. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-xsl.ini, Ralph Bakshi is a powerful figure in the history of animation. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-tokenizer.ini, Frontman Robyn Hitchcock is basically just Elvis Costello without the need to appear at every all-star jam. Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the world's most celebrated works of art. —Lee Zimmerman, Freedom of Choice marked the beginning of a new era for Devo, almost entirely ditching the raw, post-punk sound of the late ‘70s and embracing and popularizing synth-pop. (The movie even takes its name from the Psychedelic Furs track it opens with.) It was released as a single and ended up on this compilation along with older songs and a few new ones. Go on - show your age! /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-fileinfo.ini, Smith surpasses hokey teen angst, instead creating a lasting work that’s entirely relatable. —Lee Zimmerman, If Duran Duran’s sophomore album had produced just one monster hit single, it probably would’ve still been considered a success, but Rio isn’t just a success—it’s the band’s greatest achievement, a double-platinum record that featured singles like “Rio,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “My Own Way” and the epic “Save a Prayer.” It also marks a turning point for the band as they finally were able to break through in the States, where New Romanticism had less appeal than in the UK. Title track “Hunting High and Low” shows lead singer Morten Harket’s vocal range, while “Train of Thought” challenges Men At Work’s “Land Down Under” in a windpipe battle. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/30-pdo_sqlsrv.ini, https, ftps, compress.zlib, php, file, glob, data, http, ftp, phar, sqlsrv, zip, tcp, udp, unix, udg, ssl, tls, tlsv1.0, tlsv1.1, tlsv1.2, zlib. Exhilarating (“So It Goes,” “Heart Of The City”), cutting-edge (“I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass,” “36 Inches High”), retro (“Little Hitler”), playful (“Shake And Pop”), cynical (“Music For Money”) and picaresque (“Marie Provost”—who had the misfortune of becoming her own “doggie’s dinner”), Jesus of Cool filters the hopped-up energy of 1977 London through Lowe’s quirky genius, and its neon immediacy is undimmed after more than 30 years.—Bud Scoppa, Disintegration is a return to goth glory after The Cure’s foray into pop with 1987’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. “Brass in Pocket” remains an infectious classic.—Tim Basham, Call it post-rock, call it psych-jazz, call it experimental mumbo-jumbo. Hence, the group was able to take a 1963 hit by crooner Andy Williams, tease out the romantic sentiments at its core, and turn it into something more slinky and spirited. /etc/php/7.2/fpm/conf.d/20-posix.ini, Seeing how bored he was with the conventions of the day, he seemed to single handedly forge a path of controversy and success right through the animated world of the 70's and 80's.Love or hate his work, Ralph Bakshi's impact on animation can't be denied.