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New Wave Marketing Exposed Again!
July 17, 2013 4:00pm
In 1981 2 sampler records of so-called “New Wave” music were released by Columbia Records as an inexpensive introduction to a bunch of newly signed bands, including The PSYCHEDELIC FURS, OMD, and TOMMY TUTONE among others. Hear how a second “cheap peak at today’s provocative new rock” attempted to market and sell New Wave just as Slash Magazine’s Claude Bessy was declaring that “there is no such thing as New Wave”. Hear the sounds used to sell the scam, fellow skeptical music geeks!