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Field Guide to Post Punk & New Wave

Wide Steve

9781925811766

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $29.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781925811766
Published: September 2020

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What makes New Wave... New Wave? It's the catchall name of punk's poppy offshoot, born in the 70s simultaneously in the United States and United Kingdom. But how would you describe New Wave's context in the zeitgeist of the time, or explain how this new electro-rock made people feel? Well, that's precisely what DJ and author Steve Wide explains in this handy book.

In these pages, Steve explains the social and music industry climates of the 70s and 80s, unpacking the influence of the punk genre on NYC-based groups like the Velvet Underground and New York Dolls. There's also a timeline on the usage of the term New Wave - for a long chunk of the 70s it was used almost interchangeably with "punk". There are breakdowns on the key record labels, DJs, producers, engineers and magazines - all of which stitched their own layer on the New Wave patchwork. There are deep dives into controversies, rivalries and messy band breakups. And lastly, there's a dissection of how ripples of New Wave are still felt today, in recorded music and across wider pop culture.

If you, or someone close to you, is obsessed with the minutiae of the New Wave movement, then this book is a must-have.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781925811766
Published: September 2020

Number of pages: 96
Width: 170 mm
Height: 210 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Smith Street Books

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