Thursday, May 15, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax


Regarding A Flock of Seagulls' 'I Ran' posted on Monday, I'm thinking that it is perhaps is THE quintessential New Wave song. All the ingredients are there...a detached, chilly aura, heavy reliance on (simple) keys and the effects-heavy guitar sound, a plastic, spacey alienation, a gem of a hook and a so-bad-it's-good video on nearly constant rotation. Then there's the hair thing. (Ahem.) Is it just me? Are there other candidates?

Penetration - Don't Dictate (Mp3)
A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Mp3)
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood (Mp3)
Stiff Little Fingers - Love Of The Common People (Mp3)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Mp3)

7 comments:

Dumbek said...

I nominate "Whip It" by Devo as a potential candidate.

The Vinyl District said...

Yep - a good one...

Anonymous said...

Would The Knack count or no?

Anonymous said...

What about Walking in L.A. by Missing Persons?

Urban Gypsy said...

As far as FOS, I've always preferred Wishing to I Ran, but I love them both :)

the management said...

It ain't the most original thought, but I think Gary Numan's "Cars" might be the quintessential New Wave tune. Soft Cell's "Sex Dwarf" is probably TOO dark.

The Vinyl District said...

Cars! That's right...that could be THE one...