Synopses & Reviews
The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Blondie, Elvis Costello: this fun new addition to the successful Encyclopedia series celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide range of styles, from Brit pub-rock to electronica, synth-pop, and even ska. The Encyclopedia of New Wave comprehensively captures this eclectic music, all of which enthralled the newly emergent MTV generation. With its tendency toward romantic minimalism, dark dance beats, and gender-bending antics, New Wave changed the course of popular musical history, as well as fashion and art.
About the Author
Daniel Bukszpan is a talented freelance journalist and music critic, but only a mediocre guitarist. He has written countless music reviews and feature articles for various newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Bukszpan is also the author of the best-selling Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal, with a foreword by Ronny James Dio. In his spare time, he performs heavy metal and occasionally produces records under his own label, Smoking in Bed Records. Bukszpan lives in New York City with his wife and son.