Timewarp Fun: A 20/20 Profile of New Wave from 1979

America had a hard time with this thing called “punk,” so the more easily digestible elements were marketed as “New Wave.” This still confused a lot of people as evidenced by this 20/20 segment on ABC. (Via Dangerous Minds)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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