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Mad World : An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s - Lori Majewski

Mad World

An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

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Published: 15th April 2014
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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.

"I want to plug a book that I have nothing to do with but that I'm reading and loving and recommending to friends. It's called Mad World. If you're a big fan of 80s new wave music, they take all of those songs, and each chapter is a behind-the-scenes about the song, like "Come On Eileen," "Take on Me," ["True" by] Spandau Ballet. I am fascinated by this book."--Gary Dell Abate, aka Baba Booey "executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, on the post-Stern Wrap Up show ""

ISBN: 9781419710971
ISBN-10: 1419710974
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th April 2014
Publisher: Abrams
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.6