New Wave - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Episode 10 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

By the end of the 70s the world had changed and so had music. In America, it was all about memorable melodies, great guitar rhythms, a little bit of post-punk angst and looking really cool. In the UK it was about Brit style cheekiness, social commentary, a melody and a hook, a lot of attitude - and looking really cool. This episode goes beyond punk and looks into the dawning of a new decade and the phenomenon of New Wave including performances from Elvis Costello, The Police, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Squeeze, Blondie, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Cars, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop.

Music Played

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Credits

Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Producer
Stephanie McWhinnie

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