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Subject: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/26/06 at 10:11 pm

Various Roots (punk, disco, electro, funk, R&B, traditional pop, surf)
                    |                                                                  |                                                                                            |       
                New Romantic/Synth      ------->                      Post-Punk                                      <---->                                    Art Rock 
    (A Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, Depeche Mode)      (The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division)                                        (Devo, The B-52's, Talking Heads)
    |                                                |                                          |                                                                     
Synth Pop                              Synth Rock                              Industrial
(Human League, ABC, a-ha)      (Missing Persons, Animotion)          (Information Society, New Order)
                                                |'50s revivalism (Stray Cats)
|
New Wave Pop
(Culture Club, Wham!, Cyndi Lauper)
 



Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/26/06 at 10:16 pm

You seem to have it all worked out! Don't think I could add to that...

Where would Blondie -possibly the most famous New Wave group - fit into that group? Their early stuff was quite Punkish, then they became more glossy synth-pop.

Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/26/06 at 10:22 pm


You seem to have it all worked out! Don't think I could add to that...

Where would Blondie -possibly the most famous New Wave group - fit into that group? Their early stuff was quite Punkish, then they became more glossy synth-pop.


Blondie could probably fit into all 3 categories, actually.

Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/26/06 at 10:29 pm

The Jam and Roxy Music would probably be post-punk.

Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/26/06 at 10:56 pm


Various Roots (punk, disco, electro, funk, R&B, traditional pop, surf)
                    |                                                                  |                                                                                            |       
                New Romantic/Synth      ------->                      Post-Punk                                      <---->                                    Art Rock 
    (A Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, Depeche Mode)      (The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division)                                        (Devo, The B-52's, Talking Heads)
    |                                                |                                          |                                                                     
Synth Pop                              Synth Rock                              Industrial
(Human League, ABC, a-ha)      (Missing Persons, Animotion)          (Information Society, New Order)
                                                |'50s revivalism (Stray Cats)
|
New Wave Pop
(Culture Club, Wham!, Cyndi Lauper)
 





I would agree with that.

Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/26/06 at 10:58 pm


Various Roots (punk, disco, electro, funk, R&B, traditional pop, surf)
                    |                                                                  |                                                                                            |       
                New Romantic/Synth      ------->                      Post-Punk                                      <---->                                    Art Rock 
    (A Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, Depeche Mode)      (The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division)                                        (Devo, The B-52's, Talking Heads)
    |                                                |                                          |                                                                     
Synth Pop                              Synth Rock                              Industrial
(Human League, ABC, a-ha)      (Missing Persons, Animotion)          (Information Society, New Order)
                                                |'50s revivalism (Stray Cats)
|
New Wave Pop
(Culture Club, Wham!, Cyndi Lauper)
 





Where do Thomas Dolby, Gary Numan, and club-wave fit in? And you should probably add dance-pop like The Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, and even Madonna and Prince.

Subject: Re: New Wave Family Tree

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/27/06 at 12:10 pm

The "New Wave" category is too fluid and its origins are too far-reaching to tree-out like that.

Nice try, though!

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