MOJO CLASSIC magazine - Debbie Harry cover (New Wave Special - 30th Anniversary)
CLASSIC magazine - Debbie Harry cover (New Wave Special 30th Anniversary)
Foreword by Deborah Harry ELVIS COSTELLO - Nobody did songs about revenge and guilt as well as Elvis Costello. As Peter Doggett reveals, punk gave the struggling songwriter the platform he needed and the balls to name himself after a rock icon. But not everything went to plan...
STIFF RECORDS gave a home to ne'er-do-wells Ian Dury, Nick Lowe and a host of New Wave names. Will Birch salutes British rock's first great independent record label
CHRIS DIFFORD - Squeeze's naughty boy on offering Simon Le Bon fashion tips, Eastbourne car parking and defacing John Cale's forehead
PAUL WELLER - 5
TALKING HEADS - New York's Talking Heads were inspired by cybernetics, urban architecture and French-speaking serial killers. But the strangest thing of all was that they also made you want to dance
THE ONLY ONES blazed a trail for New Wave, but the band's innovation was overshadowed by a self-destructive streak. Martin Aston hears a tale of near-death experiences and one of the greatest pop songs of all time
JOE JACKSON - 1 page
DEVO - 5 pages
IAN DURY - Disabled after polio and already 35 when success came calling, Ian Dury not only wrote New Wave's funkiest anthem but also invented Johnny Rotten
GENERATION X - Bob 'Derwood' Andrews was the teen guitarist of pretty-boy rockers Generation X. 30 years on, he recalls the weird reality of being a New Wave star
TONY JAMES - The ex-Generation X bassist on the thrill of Springsteen, Top Of The Pops and eating posh nosh with Janet Street-Porter
BLONDIE came from the twilight world of New York's underground clubs to conquer the charts, a journey that encompassed Andy Warhol, punk, hip hop, pop and more. Kris Needs recalls six years in the eye of the Blondie hurricane...
XTC- Much of XTC's skewed skewed, idiosyncratic music came from the fevered imagination of Andy Partridge, a man felled by prescription drug addiction long before he became a pop star. Johnny Black hears the story of a life lived backwards
CINDY WILSON - The B-52's singer and pltinum blonde recalls taking Manhattan, losing a band member to AIDS and seeing the Pistols
THE CARS were 1978's oddest New Wave band: a melting pot of Old Wave craftsmanship and ultra-modern style. Don Waller hears a strange tale of folk rock, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol and a NASA space console
THE BOOMTOWN RATS - 4 pages
THE STRANGLERS were the "obnoxious, cynical" New Wave band everyone claimed to hate. As David Buckley discovers, 1980 was the year they fell prey to jail and alien visitations
THE POLICE - 6 pages
THE SKIDS - Fired up by punk rock and John-Paul Sartre, The Skids made music that sounded like revolutionaries on the march. Pat Gilbert investigates the New Wave's greatest anthem band
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