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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture    Punk rock may not had the all-encompassing revolutionary effect that it orginally was supposed to-after all, disco and pop still reigned on the charts after the "sex Pistols" disbandment-but it left a number of musical upheavals in its wake. At the time, every musical genre that followed punk was termed "New Wave", in homage to the generation of French filmmakers that revolutionized the cinema in the 50's.[1]

    In America, same of the very first punk bands indicated how the music would transform into New Wave. With their ironic reworkings of '60s pop, bubblegum and garage rock, Blondie and the Ramones had the melodic sensibilities, as well as the visual gimmicksthat would proveto be commercial New Wave success. However, Blondie-who were blessed with Debbie Harry's sexy, photogenic looks-made the commercial crossover, and the Ramones remained the cult act, no matter how hard they tried to break into pop charts with buzzing catchy rockers like "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" and "Rock & Roll Radio".[1]

   MTV needed videous to fill their 24 hours of programming, and New Wawe, particulary New Romantics, become their key to success. Soon, these groups, who had significant success in England, began making across America, not only in New York and Los Angeles, but also in the mid-west. Elvis Costello, the Clash, the Go-Go's, the Police, the Cars, the Pretenders, the Talking Heads became stars thanks to MTV and mainstream radio play, but MTV's most significiant contribution was fueling the last great era of one-hit wonders.[1]-

1. "All Music Guide to Rock. The Definitive guide to Rock, Pop, and soul". Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas. 3rd Edition. Publisher: Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-653-X. p. 1338, Stephen Thomas Erlewine

New Wave bands starting with 'G': 6 bands in database

Gen X (United Kingdom)Generation X (United Kingdom)
Geza X (United States)Geza X and the Mommymen (United States)
Godley & Creme (United Kingdom)Guru Guru (Germany)

New Wave artists starting with 'G': 53 artists in database

Alan GillAlan Gruner
Alfred GrundAlti Grund
Andrew GoldAx Genrich
Bill GibsonBilly Gilbert
Bob GeldofClive Giblin
Clive GregsonDan Graziano
Dave GeorgeDave Greenfield
Dieter BornschlegelDominique Grandjean
Gary GraingerGeoff McOuat
Geza X GedeonGiblet
Graham GouldmanHarvey Gold
Heinz GembusHuw Gower
Jim GannonJohn Gustafson
Kevin GodleyLeigh Gorman
Lol CremeMad Muffet
Mark GriffithsMichael Giles
Mick GallagherMiles Golding
Morey GoldsteinNigel Griggs
Paul GrayPeter Giles
Peter GoslingPeter Griffiths
Peter GrundRob Gillies
Rob GrosserSandrine Gouriou
Steve GarveySteve Gibson
Steve GurlSuzy Gutsy
Tim GriffinTommy Goldschmidt
Tony GilkysonTrey Gunn
Willie Gardner

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