I was always partial to Devo. They were very strange, but fascinating in a creepy sort of way.
It wasn't till years later that I read up on some of their "De-evolution" theory and realized that they were actually a pretty subversive band, disguised as a pop group.
You're killing me. I had so many. First of all, I was a hair band girl but I did go through my new wave phase. I loved The Cure, I guess they were my favorite since I had most of their cassette tapes in my car...cassettes. LOL
But I also loved The Cult, B-52's, Psychedelic Furs, The Smiths, and of course Culture Club.
I would personally choose the Police, who perfectly embodied the New Wave genre. By combining solid musical chops, a bit of punky restraint, simple yet well-crafted pop songs, a willingness to explore new technological avenues and a healthy dose of image, this power trio really defined the sound of the 1980s--and they disbanded three years into the decade! I would argue that any band that could be an influence on acts as disparate as U2, Rush, and several hip-hop stars speaks volumes.
by Texasbeta7 years ago
It appears that modern conservatism, built on ideas of ideas from William F Buckley, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Leo Strauss, Russell Kirk, Joseph McCarthy and the like...formed those ideas as a result of the civil...
by megan_elizabeth7 years ago
Personally, I love the 1850s-early 1900s, particularly the Civil War era. There are so many fascinating ways of life, and it provides a glimpse into the division and afterwards unity of the United States of America!
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