NEW WAVE & THE MTV GENERATION NEW WAVE:--music of the late 70s and early 80s--inspired by the Punk movement--initially marketed as more commercial friendly than Punk--Punk viewed as dangerous & aggressive, new wave was more appealing to mainstream audience, poetic & ironic lyrics--followed experimentation, lyrical complexity, & polished production--many groups played CBGB in NYC BLONDIE--numerous UK hits before US--played CBGB--incorporated pop, disco & reggae--Debbie Harry ? lead singer, previously in the band Stilettos--song called Rapture, Debbie rapped in the song, early 80s ?X Offender?originally called sex offenderabout a girl flirting with the officer arresting her TALKING HEADS--led by singer David Byrne--combined punk, pop, funk, art music--had art school background--had lots of pop mainstream hits--didn?t sign with record label at first, wanted artistic control--signed with Sire Records--one of first bands to be labeled new wave ?Psycho Killer? darker themed lyrics ELVIS COSTELLO--began in London pub scene--originally marketed as punk artist--musically not much in common with punk, more similar to American new wave artists, but did have the attitude of punk artists--born with different name, adopted nerdy guy style--December 1977 ? SNL performance of ?Radio, Radio?--SNL became a good spotlight for established acts & up and coming artists, Costello was last minute fill in, wanted to perform this song, protest political song, record company told him to play diff song, started other song & played ?Radio, Radio? anyways, banned from SNL air ?Radio, Radio? THE POLICE--formed in 1977--influenced by punk and reggae--Ghost in the Machine ? album 1981--reggae influence in the rhythms and beats--drummer Stewart Copeland--nickname sting ?Spirits in the Material World?
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