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Desert Rose Radio - Live - New Wave & Early Punk Rock

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New Wave - A Disguise for Chaos:

Oh, what a chaotic time it was in America as the '70s limped to a close. Fuel and hostage crises, Cold War anxiety and recession had combined to give us an uneasy national feeling. And even as punk rock tried to express and interpret this frustration, it was up to the '80s to figure out a way to sell it in a more compartmentalized, less threatening way. So some especially commercially minded folks in the music biz decided to file down punk's rough edges, throw in some Top 40 hooks and glitz, and add a pinch of disco. The result: a commodified, softened version of punk rock far more palatable to the masses. Jackpot!
Sit back and enjoy some music from the past ;-)