Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, and INXS.
Mad World is an exhaustive, revelatory history of one of the most important eras of modern pop music. Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein lived it, breathed it, and loved it and make you want to relive it all over again. In a word: awesome. --Shirley Halperin "Music Editor, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter ""
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 15th April 2014
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 16.4 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.6