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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.

""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 " "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 "" 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 "" "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 " "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 " "Remember the feeling you had in your youth, when you'd meet a stranger who had your obscure favorite band's pin on their jacket? Reading Mad World feels exactly like that, except your new friend is charming, much smarter than you, shockingly well connected, and ready to dish. My one problem with the book is my one problem with the New Wave era: that it had to end." --Dave Holmes "New York Magazine's Vulture and former MTV VJ " "If you thrill to the sight of the MTV flag waving on the moon, if camera-click sounds make your heart skip a beat in anticipation of Duran Duran's "Girls On Film," and you know precisely what killed the radio star, then you'll melt with Mad World! Interviews with artists (Adam Ant, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, Morrissey!) provide inside scoop on the MTV Generation hits we love."--Martha Quinn "co-author of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave and DJ, SiriusXM " "Here it is--the whole glossy, gory, glorious story of the 1980s new wave revolution, in one addictive chapter after another. These are the artists who lived it all out, whether it's Duran Duran making the "Girls on Film" video or Kim Wilde finally explaining the "East California" enigma. Mad World captures the wild enthusiasm of the moment, evoking a time of perfect songs, innovative style, and lipstick cherry all over the lens."--Rob Sheffield "contributing editor to Rolling Stone and author of Talking to Girls About Duran Duran " 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 "" Remember the feeling you had in your youth, when you d meet a stranger who had your obscure favorite band s pin on their jacket? Reading Mad World feels exactly like that, except your new friend is charming, much smarter than you, shockingly well connected, and ready to dish. My one problem with the book is my one problem with the New Wave era: that it had to end. --Dave Holmes "New York Magazine s Vulture and former MTV VJ "" If you thrill to the sight of the MTV flag waving on the moon, if camera-click sounds make your heart skip a beat in anticipation of Duran Duran s Girls On Film, and you know precisely what killed the radio star, thenyou ll meltwith Mad World! Interviews with artists (Adam Ant, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, Morrissey!) provide inside scoop on the MTV Generation hits we love. --Martha Quinn "co-author of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV s First Wave and DJ, SiriusXM "" Here it is the whole glossy, gory, glorious story of the 1980s new wave revolution, in one addictive chapter after another. These are the artists who lived it all out, whether it s Duran Duran making the Girls on Film video or Kim Wilde finally explaining the East California enigma. Mad World captures the wild enthusiasm of the moment, evoking a time of perfect songs, innovative style, and lipstick cherry all over the lens. --Rob Sheffield "contributing editor to Rolling Stone and author of Talking to Girls About Duran Duran ""

ISBN: 9781419710971
ISBN-10: 1419710974
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th April 2014
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 16.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.6