The Ongoing History of New Music, Encore Presentation: The Post Punk Explosion, Part 1: New Wave |

If you’ve lived long enough, you may fondly remember those special moments when you simply he knew you were in the middle of music history.

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Early 90’s is a great example; In ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94 and ’95 so much great new music came out, led by grunge and backed by all kinds of alternative music, that you knew you were in the middle of a very special time. it was. It seemed like not a day went by without there being a new song, a new artist, a new sound, and a new scene worth checking out. It was the Alternative Revolution, and it was incredible. And if you were the right age, a lot of it seemed aimed squarely at you.

But that wasn’t the first time something like this had happened. Those who were teenagers in the mid-’50s knew they were part of something great during the birth of rock’n’roll. The history of the 1960s was largely written by the music of that decade. Beginning with The Beatles in 1964, every day seemed to bring something new, exciting and innovative. And if you were involved with punk in the ’70s, there was a feeling between you and your friend that it was a really special time for music.

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But what we’re about to talk about is the era that came immediately after punk. Punk changed the way people viewed music, breaking down artistic, social, and demographic barriers. Basically a new generation blew everything up and started over. That’s the punk philosophy in a nutshell.

But that attitude didn’t end with the explosion of original punk rock. Instead, we saw an unstoppable chain reaction that resulted in sounds, style, and scenes that might not have been possible if punk had broken things up.

These new sounds were definitely not punk, but listening to them made it clear that something akin to punk had to have happened for this music to exist in the first place.

We now call this the Post-Punk Era. And this period, roughly from 1978 to the mid-1980s, created the foundation for the Alternative Revolution in the 1990s and beyond. Let’s investigate, starting with this thing called New Wave.

Songs heard on this show:

  • Elvis Costello Welcome to the work week
  • Blondie, one way or another
  • Talking heads, psycho killer
  • Devo, Satisfaction
  • The suitors, stop sobbing
  • The police, Roxane
  • B52s, Planet Claire
  • The trick, my Sharona
  • Duran Duran, Girls at the Movies
  • Psychedelic skins, pretty in pink

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