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Grace Jones

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Nightclubbing

A1 Walking In The Rain (4:18)
A2 Pull Up To The Bumper (4:40)
A3 Use Me (5:03)
A4 Nightclubbing (5:04)
B1 Art Groupie (2:40)
B2 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (4:28)
B3 Feel Up (4:02)
B4 Demolition Man (4:04)
B5 I've Done It Again (3:48)

Island Records

Cat No: ILPS 9624
Released: 1981

£10.00

Malcolm McLaren

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Duck Rock

A1 Obatala (3:36)
A2 Buffalo Gals (5:01)
A3 Double Dutch (3:55)
A4 Merengue (5:26)
A5 Punk It Up (4:29)
B1 Legba (3:37)
B2 Jive My Baby (3:56)
B3 Song For Chango (4:51)
B4 Soweto (3:53)
B5 World's Famous (1:41)
B6 Duck For The Oyster (2:57)

Charisma

Cat No: MMLP1
Released: 1983

£12.00

Spandau Ballet

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Parade

A1 Only When You Leave (5:09)
A2 Highly Strung (4:10)
A3 I'll Fly For You (5:35)
A4 Nature Of The Beast (5:14)
B1 Revenge For Love (4:20)
B2 Always In The Back Of My Mind (4:28)
B3 With The Pride (5:30)
B4 Round And Round (5:30)

Reformation

Cat No: CDL 1473
Released: 1984

£5.00

Simple Minds

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Don't You (Forget About Me)

A Don't You (Forget About Me) (6:32)
B A Brass Band In African Chimes (9:22)

Virgin

Cat No: VS 749-12
Released: 1985

£5.00

Warp 9

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Beat Wave

A1 Beat Wave
A2 Master Of The Mix
A3 Nunk (New Wave Funk)
B1 Light Years Away
B2 Light Years Away (Dub Version)
B3 No Man Is An Island

4th & Broadway

Cat No: BRLP 500
Released: 1983
Out Of Stock

The Sunshine Underground

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Put You In Your Place

A Put You In Your Place (Extended Mix)

City Rockers

Cat No: ROCKERS31P
Released: 2005

£5.00

Various

Format: Vinyl Compilation
Genre: New Wave

Video Stars

A1 B. A. Robertson Knocked It Off
A2 Suzi Quatro She's In Love With You
A3 Kool & The Gang Ladies Night
A4 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
A5 Lowrell Simon Mellow, Mellow, Right On
A6 Bellamy Brothers If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body
A7 Viola Wills Gonna Get Along Without You Now
A8 The Dooleys Chosen Few
A9 The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down To Georgia
A10 Matchbox (3) Rockabilly Rebel
B1 Racey Such A Night
B2 Darts Reet Petite
B3 The Tourists I Only Want To Be With You
B4 Errol Dunkley O.K. Fred
B5 XTC Making Plans For Nigel
B6 Skids Working For The Yankee Dollar
B7 Cats U.K. Luton Airport
B8 Sparks Tryout For The Human Race
B9 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight
B10 Village People Ready For The 80's

K-Tel

Cat No: NE 1066
Released: 1979

£3.00

Blood And Roses

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

(Some) Like It Hot

A1 (Some) Like It Hot
A2 Escape From New York
AA Your Sin Is Your Salvation

Audiodrome Records

Cat No: 12 ASSAULT 1
Released: 1985

£8.00

Pete Shelley

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Waiting For Love

A Waiting For Love (Ext. Vers.) (6:59)
B1 Waiting For Love (7" Vers.) (3:47)
B2 Designer Lamps (4:05)

Mercury

Cat No: MERX 215
Released: 1986

£5.00

Duran Duran

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

The Wild Boys

A The Wild Boys (Wilder Than Wild Boys) (Extended Mix) (8:00)
B1 The Wild Boys 45 (4:14)
B2 (I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement (1984) (4:00)

Parlophone

Cat No: 12 DURAN 3
Released: 1984

£5.00

Visage

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Fade To Grey / Night Train (Dance Mix)

A Fade To Grey (3:52)
B Night Train (Dance Mix) (6:07)

Old Gold

Cat No: OG 4050
Released: 1988

£7.50

Lene Lovich

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Angels

A Angels
B1 The Fall
B2 The Fly

Stiff Records

Cat No: BUYIT 63
Released: 1980

£5.00

Deborah Harry

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

KooKoo

A1 Jump Jump (4:02)
A2 The Jam Was Moving (2:58)
A3 Chrome (4:16)
A4 Surrender (3:36)
A5 Inner City Spillover (5:02)
B1 Backfired (4:52)
B2 Now I Know You Know (5:31)
B3 Under Arrest (2:56)
B4 Military Rap (3:48)
B5 Oasis (4:55)

Chrysalis

Cat No: 203 810
Released: 1981

£5.00

Toyah

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: New Wave

Anthem

Once Upon A Time...
A1 I Want To Be Free
A2 Obsolete
A3 Pop Star
A4 Elocution Lesson
A5 Jungles Of Jupiter
A6 I Am
Happy Ever After?
B1 It's A Mystery
B2 Masai Boy
B3 Marionette
B4 Demolition Men
B5 We Are

Safari Records

Cat No: VOOR 1
Released: 1981

£4.50

Lene Lovich

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: New Wave

Say When

A Say When
B1 One Lonely Heart
B2 Big Bird

Stiff Records

Cat No: 12-BUY 46
Released: 1979

£5.00

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Information on the New Wave genre

New Wave is a genre of music that emerged in the mid to late 1970s alongside punk rock. The term at first generally was synonymous with punk rock before being considered a genre in its own right that incorporated aspects of electronic and experimental music, mod subculture, and disco and 1960s pop music, as well as much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, such as an emphasis on short and punchy songs. The 1990s and 2000s have seen revivals, and a number of acts that have been influenced by a variety of New Wave styles.

The term "New Wave" itself has been a source of much confusion and controversy. It was used in 1976 in the UK by punk fanzines such as Sniffin' Glue, and then by the professional music press. In a November 1976 article in Melody Maker, Caroline Coon used Malcolm McLaren's term "New Wave" to designate music by bands not exactly punk, but related and part of the same musical scene. For a period of time in 1976 and 1977 the two terms were interchangeable. By the end of 1977, "New Wave" had replaced "Punk" as the definition for new underground music in the UK.

In the United States, Sire Records needed a term by which it could market its newly signed bands, who had frequently played the club CBGB. Because radio consultants in the United States had advised their clients that punk rock was a fad, they settled on the term "New Wave". Like those film makers, its new artists, such as the Ramones and Talking Heads, were anti-corporate and experimental. At first most American writers exclusively used the term "New Wave" to describe British punk acts. Starting in December 1976, The New York Rocker, which was suspicious of the term "punk," became the first American journal to enthusiastically use the term starting with British acts, and later appropriating it to acts associated with the CBGB scene.
Talking Heads performing in Toronto in 1978.

Music historian Vernon Joynson states that new wave emerged in the U.K. in late 1976, when many bands began disassociating themselves from punk.[9] Music that followed the anarchic garage band ethos of the Sex Pistols was distinguished as "punk", while music that tended toward experimentation, lyrical complexity, or more polished production, came to be categorized as "New Wave". This came to include musicians who had come to prominence in the British pub rock scene of the mid-1970s, such as Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, Eddie and the Hot Rods and Dr Feelgood; and according to allmusic "angry, intelligent" singer-songwriters who "approached pop music with the sardonic attitude and tense, aggressive energy of punk" such as Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and Graham Parker. In the U.S., the first New Wavers were the not-so-punk acts associated with the New York club CBGB, such as Talking Heads, Mink DeVille and Blondie. CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, referring to the first show of the band Television at his club in March 1974, said, "I think of that as the beginning of new wave." Furthermore, many artists who would have originally been classified as punk were also termed New Wave. A 1977 Phonogram Records compilation album of the same name (New Wave) features US artists including the Dead Boys, Ramones, Talking Heads and The Runaways.

Talking Heads set the template for the New Wave sound of this era. This sound represented a break from the smooth-oriented blues and rock & roll sounds of late 1960s to mid 1970s rock music. According to music journalist Simon Reynolds, the music had a twitchy, agitated feel to it. New Wave musicians often played choppy rhythm guitars with fast tempos. Keyboards were common as were stop-and-start song structures and melodies. Reynolds noted that New Wave vocalists sounded high-pitched, geeky and suburban.

Power Pop, a genre that started before punk at the very beginning of the 1970s, became associated with New Wave at the end of the decade because their brief catchy songs fit into the mood of the era. The Romantics, The Records, The Motors, Cheap Trick, and 20/20 were groups that had success playing this style. Helped by the success of the power pop group, The Knack, skinny ties became fashionable among New Wave musicians.

A revival of ska music led by The Specials, Madness and the English Beat added humor and a strong dance beat to New Wave.

Later still, "New Wave" came to imply a less noisy, often synthesizer-based, pop sound. The term post-punk was coined to describe the darker, less pop-influenced groups, such as Gang of Four, Joy Division, The Cure, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, some of which did later adopt synths. Although distinct, punk, New Wave, and post-punk all shared common ground: an energetic reaction to the supposedly overproduced, uninspired popular music of the 1970s.

Allmusic explained that New Wave's stylistic diversity occurred because New Wave "retained the fresh vigor and irreverence of punk music, as well as a fascination with electronics, style, and art". This diversity extended to the numerous one hit wonders that came out of the genre.

The term fell out of favour in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s because its usage had become too general. Conventional wisdom holds that the genre "died" in the middle of the 1980s. Theo Cateforis, Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures at Syracuse University, contends New Wave "receded" during this period when advances in synthesizer technology caused New Wave groups and mainstream pop and rock groups to sound more alike.