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British New Wave 1977-80
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Costello, collage, success, observation, Petty, Reggae, horn, good, Police, Police, literary, 1977, safer, Aim, present, Disco, Zero, punk, subcultures, substituted, Copland, commercial, stop, aesthetic, recognize, young, minority, nose, past
British New Wave groups
had                in the United States
         didn't happen in the United States in the same way as it happened in the UK
at least not in a                      way
although it certainly happened in                       
came out of the punk scene in the UK
seen as one of the first UK artists to do New Wave, the            version of punk
most rock fans' exposure to New Wave was in December in          when Elvis Costello appeared on Saturday Night Live
the show you wanted to get on if you wanted to reach            America
an edgy show after 11:30 on Saturday nights so they could get away with things you couldn't say and show on prime time
the Sex Pistols were supposed to be on but had some kind of visa issue
so Elvis Costello                        for them
he was supposed to play "Less Than         "
then told band to         
then started the song "Radio Radio"
Lauren Michaels who produced show was very angry and banned him
1977 My        is True
1978 This Year's Model
Pump It Up
Radio Radio
the most influential group of the late 70s and early 80s
if you asked someone in 1984 who will be the band that will be remembered in rock history, the Police or U2, most people would say The             
U2 has gone on to be the more popular band
Sting on base and vocals
lyrics filled with                  references
Stewart                on drums
tricky and jazz influence
Andy Summers on guitar
atmospheric guitarscapes
Outlandos d'Amour (1979)
Can't Stand Losing You
New Wave
one of the first styles that makes strong references to rock's own         
in order to get the irony of New Wave, you have to know the repertoire they are referring to
you can't get what New Wave was doing in the the last 1970s if you don't know 60s or late 50s music
Elvis Costello comes out with         -rimmed glasses
referencing Buddy Holly
an ironic               
wasn't clear if New Wave was meant to embrace the past
e.g. this hippy rock music is not very         , let's go back to an early form
in the case of people like Tom           , that is actually what he is thinking
but he's in a                 
most New Wave bands were just using the 60s to make a critique on the               
adding a layer of                        at what is happening in the musical culture
it was hard to not                    what this music was referring to
not hippy music
it took hippy music and rubbed its          in its past
it was an act of rebellion but an act of                    rebellion, not political rebellion
it was a life style choice
New Wave bands and            bands are in the same boat in rejecting music that had dominated rock music up to that point
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music