The Encyclopedia of New Wave
This title tells the story of a movement that changed the course of popular musical history, as well as fashion and art. The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Blondie, Elvis Costello: this fun new addition to the successful "Encyclopedia" series celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide range of styles, from Brit pub-rock to electronica, synth-pop and even ska. "The Encyclopedia of New Wave" comprehensively captures this eclectic music, all of which enthralled the newly emergent MTV generation. With its tendency toward romantic minimalism, dark dance beats and gender-bending antics, New Wave changed the course of popular musical history, as well as fashion and art.