I love the minimalism of Young Marble Giants
and The xx
- and in online reviews the term "negative space" describes just what I like about them. So, what else should I listen to?
posted by Paragon
on Jul 24, 2014 -
I have been trying to figure out artist and title of an 80's New Wave song that I have heard two or three times over the years. Kind of poppy, keyboard heavy with a female vocalist. I believe on of the lyrics is "Knock Me Down Like Bowlin' Pin," but there is always a possibility that I misheard the line. I have been searching google and yahoo and webcrawler, etc. off and on for years trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
posted by knirkle
on Mar 8, 2014 -
I'm trying to find this song
. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone?
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I have a friend who has been looking for a song with a line:
When I was sixteen the American dream was not a thing of the past
He thinks that it was a New Wave song from the early 80s. He's gone through old mix tape liner notes (tapes themselves are long gone) and thinks that it may be "Slang Lingo" by the Puppies but there's virtually no trace of that song on the internet.
posted by The Lamplighter
on Aug 23, 2011 -
New wave/synthpop love songs? Example: Real Life - Send Me An Angel [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Looking for New Wave movies. No, not the French New Wave. Movies from the 80s and beyond that were significantly influence by New Wave music, including using the music on their soundtrack and having characters that were New Wavers. Some punk crossover is fine.
posted by Astro Zombie
on Jan 4, 2009 -
Any Neue Deutsche Welle experts around? I recently came across an old cassette (probably from '82 or '83) with a bunch of Neue Deutsche Welle songs on it. It could be a homemade mix-tape, or it could be a copy of an officially released compilation. I've been able to tentatively identify about half of the songs, but haven't had any luck with the others. Anyone want to take a crack at them? The first side of the tape is posted here
, and the second side (with mostly unidentified songs) is posted here
. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by nixxon
on Aug 17, 2008 -
I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Apr 15, 2008 -
I belong to a New Wave forum in which someone asked for help IDing this song
(YouTube). Four years later, after exhaustive searching, it's still a mystery. [more inside]
posted by kimdog
on Nov 4, 2007 -
EightiesFilter: Where can I buy LEGAL song downloads of slightly(?)-out-of-the-mainstream eighties artistes like The Brains, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Tonio K., The Church ("The Unguarded Moment" full band studio
version) for my iPod? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Oct 16, 2006 -
I love 80s New Wave synthpop in a completely non-ironic way. I came of age with this music, and it's still a big part of my life. What contemporary music has that mid-80s synthpop vibe?
I'm looking for both individual artists and songs. (For example, I think Kylie Minogue's "I Believe in You" has an 80s vibe, but not everything of hers does. But The Postal Service would be right at home in 1984.) Here are some examples of what I'm looking for: [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I love electronic pop/rock music with jittery singers (David Byrne), Talking Heads, Orange Juice, Bowie, Gang of Four, Sparks, Eno, Mission of Burma etc.
Can you recommend something I might like that's been hidden under a rock from me? I want to hear something new (or lost) that is still something that I might, just might, like?
I'm feeling a wee bit jaded at the moment...
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Aug 10, 2005 -