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Name that Music Video: '80s New Wave/Pop Edition

The band is playing in the middle of a (house) party and the video pans around the party. I want to say I remember there being general 80s weirdness/fashion and maybe some skulls? I also want to say the song was one of those that could seem like a double-entendre for masturbation, or else kind of sexually suggestive in some way; unfortunately googling "80s songs about masturbation" didn't help. Also, the band may or may not have been British. Can anyone decipher which song I'm thinking about?
posted by sevenofspades on Jun 25, 2016 - 10 answers

Ennio Rotten

I am looking for punk/post-punk/new wave songs that feature spaghetti western styled guitar sections. Examples include: Do You Believe In The Westworld? by Theatre of Hate, Obsessed by 999 and tons of Adam and the Ants songs.
posted by ericthegardener on May 26, 2016 - 17 answers

Shadow 19

New Wave-ish early-80's track called "Shadow 19"? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Dec 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Seeking Magical Portal to New Music Like the Old New Music

If my friends likes '80s David Bowie, The Cure, and New Order, what new artists would she possibly enjoy? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Aug 4, 2014 - 40 answers

Un-music music

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 - 31 answers

80s New Wave Song With A Lyric Like "Knock Me Down Like Bowlin' Pin."

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 - 11 answers

Please name this song!

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? Thanks
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Van Nuys New Wave Manifesto?

What's the Van Nuys New Wave Manifesto referred to in this "Government Center" Jonathan Richman video at 2:41? The Google does nothing.
posted by ar0n on May 26, 2012 - 4 answers

What is "puke?"

What is this style of sunglasses called and where can I buy them? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Slang Lingo?

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 - 5 answers

Aquanet ate my brain

Help me find this lost New Wave song from the 80s!! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jul 2, 2011 - 8 answers

what's that "radio on" song ?

Help me figure out what song this is. I am pretty sure it is a post-punk / new wave band, early eighties. [more inside]
posted by thetruthisjustalie on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

I Will Die a Happy Person If I Find This Song

I'm on a search for a song from the eighties. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Apr 19, 2011 - 42 answers

New wave/synthpop love songs? Example: Real Life - Send Me an Angel

New wave/synthpop love songs? Example: Real Life - Send Me An Angel [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Mar 28, 2011 - 37 answers

New Wave (not French) Movies

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 - 40 answers

Neue Deutsche Welle song identification

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 - 3 answers

Help me make 2 new wave costumes.

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 - 17 answers

New Wave Mystery Song

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 - 26 answers

Feel me now

Obscure 80s lyric/band search: "Feel me now" [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Money Changes Everything

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 - 10 answers

Modern music that sounds like the eighties?

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 - 63 answers

80's dance club in Westwood

A New Wave History question for Angelenos. [more inside]
posted by shoos on Oct 7, 2005 - 2 answers

Hidden new wave gems

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 - 52 answers

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