New Wave Goodness

Just some of the bands I love…

A Certain Ratio, A Flock Of Seagulls, A Split Second, ABC, Adam Ant, Afrika Bambataa, A-Ha, Alexander Robotnick, Alphaville, Altered Images, Animotion, Anything Box, APB, Arcadia, B-Movie, Baltimora, Bananarama, Bauhaus, Belouis Some, Berlin, Big Audio Dynamite, Big Country, Billy Idol, Blancmange, Blondie, Blur, Bobby Orlando, Book Of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Bronski Beat, Bryan Ferry, Buzzcocks, Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Cetu Javu, China Crisis, Classix Nouveaux, Concrete Blonde, Combo Audio, Communards, Comsat Angels, Culture Club, Curve, Cyndi Lauper, D.A.F., Data, David Bowie (all eras), Dead Or Alive, Delta 5, Den Harrow, Depeche Mode, Desireless, Devo, Die Warzau, Dire Straits, Dramarama, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Electronic, Endgames, English Beat, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Falco, Fancy, Figures On A Beach, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Freur, Front 242, Fun Boy Three, Fuzzbox, Gang Of Four, Gary Numan, Gene Loves Jezebel, General Public, Go-Go’s, Haircut 100, Hayzi Fantayzee, Heaven 17, Hipsway, Housemartins, Howard Jones, Hubert Kah, Icicle Works, Indochine, Industry, Information Society, James, Japan, Jesus and Mary Chain, John Foxx, Joy Division, Kajagoogoo, Kate Bush, Ken Laszlo, Killing Joke, Kim Wilde, King, Kissing The Pink, Kon Kan, Korgis, Kraftwerk, Krisma, Kylie Minogue, Leisure Process, Lene Lovich, Level 42, Lime, Living in a Box, Lords Of Acid, Lords of the New Church, Love and Rockets, Lush, Machinations, Madness, Madonna (guilty pleasure), Magazine 60, Magazine, Marc Almond, Marrs, Medium Medium, Men Without Hats, Midge Ure, Ministry, Miro Miroe, Missing Persons, Moev, Morrissey, Moskwa TV, Naked Eyes, New Model Army, New Order, Nina Hagen, Nitzer Ebb, Oingo Boingo, OMD, Our Daughter’s Wedding, Pet Shop Boys, Pete Godwin, Peter Murphy, Peter Richard, Peter Schilling, Pete Shelley, Praga Khan, Prince, Propaganda, Pseudo Echo, Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd, Pulp, Happy Mondays, Q-Feel, Raff, Real Life, Red Rockers, Renegade Soundwave, Rheingold, Righeira, Robert Hazard, Roman Holiday, Reflex, Romeo Void, Roxy Music, Scritti Politti, Secession, Section 25, Shamen, Shriekback, Silver Pozzoli, Simple Minds, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Sparks, Split Enz, Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy, Stray Cats, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Teardrop Explodes, Tears For Fears, Telex, The Alarm, The B52’s, The Clash, The Church, The Cramps, The Cult, The Cure, The Danse Society, The Damned, The Europeans, The Fixx, The Flirts, The Flying Lizards, The Human League, The Jam, The Monroes, The Plimsouls, The Ramones, The Selecter, The Smiths, The Specials, The Thompson Twins, The Twins, The Vels, The Wild Swans, Thomas Dolby, Throbbing Gristle, TKK, Tom Tom Club, Tones on Tail, Torch Song, Translator, Trans-X, Ultravox, Until December, Vicious Pink, Violent Femmes, Visage, XTC, Xymox, Yaz/Yazoo, Yello

Feel free to comment! 🙂

  1. Houston, we have a problem. I do not see The Chameleons listed above.

  2. Some others worth mention. (I know, I know it’s your list, but…..)

    Polyrock, The Puppets “Way of Life”, Peter Godwin “Images of Heaven”. Hillary “Kinetic” – thanks to DJ Bunnyboy for reminding me of her. Scritti Politti, Big Country, The Specials, The Smithereens, APB, Medium Medium, The Polecats, Split Endz, Anne Clark, Missing Persons, Colourbox, Killing Joke, Lords of the New Church, Midnight Oil, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail, Peter Murphy, XTC, Reflex, The Bongos, The Bluebells, The Sound, Wiretrain, The The, The Art of Noise, The Call, Pop WIll Eat Itself, We Got a Fuzzboz…, The Mighty Lemondrops, Sinead O’Connor, The Cramps, Kate Bush…etc

  3. Joe, I will add them to the list soon! I’ve been meaning to work on the list, but always get distracted by other things. I love most of what you have listed there. Especially Killing Joke, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail, Peter Murphy, XTC, Pop Will Eat Itself, Fuzzbox, and The Cramps! 🙂

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