Just Cant Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80s, Vol. 5
1994: Rhino R2 71698
Bow Wow Wow
Haircut One Hundred
Frank & Moon Zappa
A Flock of Seagulls
Gang of Four
Ill have to address this collections tracks individually, some day, to really address why its tracks are (in my estimation) either worthy or not of inclusion and of such classification, but I do want to note that theres one not-like-the-others track here: 867-5309. That one is an informative inclusion in that it gives you a sense of how mainstream/classic rock and roll was sometimes responding to New Wave and other early-1980s innovations. In this case its a straight-up rock delivery of a lyric that presents a downright creepy scenario and thats the kind of edginess that made stuff work so well back then.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.