New Wave

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  • Created by: hlouiset
  • Created on: 01-02-16 12:17
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  • New Wave
    • Instrumentation
      • Vocals (male and female)
      • Backing Vocals
      • Guitar
      • Drums
      • Percussion
      • Bass
      • Keyboards
    • Performance and Arrangement
      • Fairly raw and 'unpolished'
      • Wide range of approaches
      • Song writing was more important
    • Technology and Production
      • Similar to punk
        • Aim of energetic and unprocessed sound
      • Productions were often slightly more polished than punk
      • More variety in arrangements
        • Gave more depth to the sound
    • Main Artists
      • Elvis Costello and the Attractions
      • The Police
      • The Pretenders
      • Blondie
    • Influences
      • Punk
      • Hard Rock
      • Reggae
      • Funk
    • Key Facts and Terminology
      • Started in the late 1970s; continued into early 80s
      • Many acts were signed to independent record companies
      • CBGBs was an important venue
      • Lyrics were focused on social and political issues
      • Many British bands became successful in the US
    • Examples
      • Elvis Costello and the Attraction - Alison
      • Blondie -Heart of Glass
      • The Police - Every Breath You Take

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