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Punk and New Wave Reviews

Rock music underwent a revolution in the late 1970s. A new generation of acts arrived, often stripping their sound back with basic songs and simple arrangements. Some of these bands failed to make a huge dent commercially, despite critical acclaim, while others like U2 and Blondie rode their stripped-down sound to international success.

Punk and new wave were a vehicle for a new generation of musicians to gain record deals, but a lot of the new generation turned out to be extremely sophisticated writers – ambitious composers like Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and Andy Partridge didn’t stay punk for long, instead veering off into different genres.

Major acts that I’m planning to cover include Blondie, X, The Pretenders, and Joe Jackson.

The Clash Album Reviews

The Clash Album Reviews

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

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Echo & the Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen

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The Go-Betweens

The Go-Betweens

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Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü

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Joy Division

Joy Division

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The Police

The Police

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The Replacements

The Replacements

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads

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Television

Television

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XTC Album Reviews

XTC Album Reviews

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Punk and New Wave Miscellany

Punk and New Wave Miscellany

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