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)