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Joy Division

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...Like many others in the late 1970s, Joy Division’s members were inspired to become a band after seeing the Sex Pistols. Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook saw the Pistols in July 1976 and began planning a band the next day. They added Ian Curtis...
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...Though Talking Heads is generally classified as post-punk or new wave, the band experimented with several genres. Talking Heads was critically acclaimed during the 1980s for their pioneering of new wave music as well as their clever lyrics....

Split Enz

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...Split Enz was one of the most successful and longest running bands in New Zealand, known for its members donning extravagant costumes and hairdos during live performances. University friends Tim Finn (on vocals and piano) and Phil Judd (on...

Blondie

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...Perhaps best known for its disco-joke hit, “Heart of Glass,” Blondie emerged from the New York art-rock scene to become national fashion and music icons. Having emerged from the Stilettoes, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry partnered with Billy...

Madness

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...As part of the British Two-Tone ska revival, Madness brought a performative sense of humor to its socially charged material. Formed in London in 1976, Madness evolved from the core members of the North London Invaders and, after a series...

Yello

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...Yello is a Switzerland-based electronic music duo, consisting of arranger and composer Boris Blank, and millionaire and vocalist Dieter Meier. Yello is famous for their single “Oh Yeah,” which has been used in American movies such as Ferris...

Devo

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...Despite their reputation for comedic novelty, the music of Devo and its visual representations were built on an artistic interpretation of societal devolution. In early 1970, Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis met keyboardist Mark Mothersbaugh...

Gang of Four

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...One of the bands to successfully mix radical political theory into its musical polemics, the Gang of Four emerged from the early days of British post-punk as an auditory Frankfurt School. The band was formed in 1977 by Leeds University...

Depeche Mode

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...The electronic new-wave work of Depeche Mode helped to break the British musical movement internationally. Formed in England in 1980 by Vince Clark, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore, the band pivoted to an electronic sound after hearing...

David Byrne

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...Best known for his work with pioneering art-rock band Talking Heads, David Byrne infused American musical culture with an intelligent discussion of the banality of modern life. Born in 1952 in Scotland, Byrne and his family moved to Canada...