Tag: New Wave

Ian Dury

Ian Robins Dury was born in Harrow, West London on 12th May 1942. His mother, Peggy Dury, was a health visitor and his father, Bill, was a bus driver and chauffeur. His parents separated after the end of the Second World War and Ian and … Continue reading Ian Dury

The Cars

The Cars have for the (almost) four-year existence of my blog been on my “to-post” list. However, as any blogger knows, unless you’re posting just about every single day it takes forever to get to to everything you want to do. I’d heard a Cars … Continue reading The Cars

Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Live at the Boch Center, Boston – Washing the Defectives

Elvis Costello burst upon the rock scene in 1977 as one of the angry young men of the punk/New Wave (r)evolution. His first three albums – My Aim Is True, This Year’s Model and Armed Forces – are classics of great, explosive rock and occasional … Continue reading Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Live at the Boch Center, Boston – Washing the Defectives

The Name of This Band is Talking Heads (1 of 2)

I will here quote liberally from Wikipedia: “New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music (early new wave) or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Although it incorporates much … Continue reading The Name of This Band is Talking Heads (1 of 2)

Joe Jackson

David Ian Jackson, from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, blew in with the so-called New Wave in the late ’70’s. I never really thought of him as the “angry young man” type but more like the Police who were just a band that happened to … Continue reading Joe Jackson