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New Waves CD

45 original 45s from the post punk era

New Waves
captures the essence of a brilliantly vibrant era in music (1978-82), in just 45 brilliant 45”s on this new 2CD set...

Surfing the wave of post-punk, these bands combined the energy and anger with which punk had reinvigorated a stagnant music scene but added a little more glamour, politics and, well... tunefulness to proceedings.

Five lucky people have the chance to win a copy of the CD!



Questions:

Q. Which member of one of the bands on the compilation took part in Live Aid?

A.  Answer could be, Adam Ant, Sting, Elivis Costello, Bob Geldof or Chrissie Hynde - Pretenders

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The lucky winners are; Jackie Mason, Tingley + Debz Williams, Chester + Dave Burdon, Blaydon + Andrew Close, Otley + Gary Cropper, Sutton




45 original 45s from the post punk era

New Waves captures the essence of a brilliantly vibrant era in music (1978-82), in just 45 brilliant 45”s on this new 2CD set...
Surfing the wave of post-punk, these bands combined the energy and anger with which punk had reinvigorated a stagnant music scene but added a little more glamour, politics and, well... tunefulness to proceedings.

So, who makes the New Waves cut? Well, for starters there’s the edgy, spiky sounds of Elvis Costello ‘Pump it up’, The Jam ‘The Eton Rifles’, Ian Dury ‘Wake Up & Make Love With Me’,The Lambrettas ‘Poison Ivy’, Stiff Little Fingers ‘Alternative Ulster’, The Jags ‘Back of my hand’ and the The Vapors wankthem ‘Turning Japanese’...

Then there’s the brilliant first Number One by the Dexys Midnight Runners - ‘Geno’, Scottish Postcard popsters Orange Juice with ‘Felicity’, and excellent ‘early-doors’ recordings from seminal 80’s icons Adam & The Ants (Young Parisians), The Cure (Boys Don't Cry) and The Police ‘Roxanne’... and then there’s Gang of Four, The Clash, Squeeze, Joe Jackson and The The with the sublime ‘Uncertain Smile’...

In a recent Guardian Weekend article, Andrew Collins cites New Wave as ‘a movement bigger than punk ever was’ and looking at todays chart hopefuls - Franz Ferdinand, Rapture, Interpol, Futureheads - it’s not too tricky to see which era they drew on for inspiration. He also says it’s hard to pin down exactly what defined the soiund of New Wave and opts for - ‘Punky. Poppy. Pubby’... Well New Waves certainly covers those bases... Punky: Siouxsie & Banshees, Spizzenergi, The Ruts,The Buzzcocks... Poppy: Teardrop Exlodes, Sparks, Robert Palmer, The Pretenders... and finally, Pubby: Splodgenessabounds, Ten Pole Tudor, The Piranhas and Jilted John... but there’s plenty more 45’s to be found on New Waves too.