Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Majewski, Lori

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

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Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, and INXS.

Author: Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 04/15/2014
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d
ISBN13: 9781419710971
ISBN10: 1419710974
BISAC Categories:
- Music | Genres & Styles | Rock
- Biography & Autobiography | Music
- Music | Genres & Styles | Pop Vocal

About the Author
Lori Majewski was a cofounder and editor-in-chief of Teen People. She was also an executive editor of Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly. She lives in Weehawken, New Jersey. Jonathan Bernstein is a Los Angeles-based writer. He is the author of, among other titles, Pretty In Pink: The Golden Age of Teenage Movies, and has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, Spin, Rolling Stone, and The Face.