Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Giveaway - This Ain't No Disco: New Wave Album Covers

New wave music was popular in the 1980's, my college years, and I loved it.   You'll find several new wave songs featured on my Music Monday posts, including:  "I Melt With You" (Modern English), "Be Near Me" (ABC),  and "Bizarre Love Triangle" (New Order).

You can find some fun lists of new wave music online:
100 Greatest New Wave Songs at DigitalDreamDoor
New Wave Hits of the '80's at Like Totally 80's
The Most 250 Archetypal New Wave Songs at Nothing But Good Things

I am giving away a copy of This Ain't No Disco: New Wave Album Covers (published 2005, Chronicle Books) by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz.  This is a fun book with lots of music memories from the 1980's.  It is in good used condition.

This giveaway will run through Thursday, September 18 at midnight.  I will draw a winner on Friday, September 19.  The winner will need to respond to email within 2 days.  This giveaway is U.S. only.

Entry is easy.  Just leave a comment below with two things:

(1) Your email - comments without an email address will not be published, and will not be eligible for the drawing.
(2) Your favorite new wave song - you will find lots of choices at the links above. 

Thanks for reading and good luck in the giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS to giveaway winner, Susan S.!


Bob Gilliland said...

Oh, this looks great!

Bob Gilliland said...

Oh, this looks great!

Mysharona said...

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Freedom of Choice-Devo

Molly said...


True - Spandau Ballet

Annmarie Weeks said...

Soooo hard to choose just one! But I guess I've got to say that Private Idaho or Planet Claire by the B-52s would be at the top of the list. Along with Gary Newman's 'Cars'. And Once in a Lifetime or Life During Wartime by the Talking Heads. Oh...but at the top would probably be The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now"! Aaahhh....so many GREAT songs to choose from!

Darlene said...


Duran Duran "The Reflex"

Unknown said...

Oh ... this is SO my type of music, it's hard to choose just ONE song. If I have to choose one, it would probably be Josie Cotton's "Johnnie Are You Queer?" -- but only because it appeared in the BEST New Wave movie EVER -- Valley Girl!! 2nd Choice is the B-52's "Rock Lobster"!


Audra said...

Aha take on me

Momma Told Me said...

Hmmm, probably Down Under by Men At Work!
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grace b said...

i melt with you - modern english. that's my parents song. (:


Unknown said...

-I melt with you-

Linda H. said...


Duran Duran "The Reflex"

wen budro said...

Ahhhhhh....it's so hard to choose just one!!! "Wishing (If I had a Photograph of You)" by A Flock of Seagulls is one of them.


susansmoaks said...

i melt with you is my favorite, i turn it up when it comes on the radio.

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Treasures By Brenda said...

I want to comment even though I know I am not eligible to win because I am in Canada. (Hope I won't mess up your contest.)

I hadn't thought of New Wave music in a long time though I, too, was a student in the 1980s. Thanks for the reminder, LOL!

The stand out new wave band for me is Devo though I see they bill themselves as an American rock band so maybe they weren't New Wave at all. Anyway, their album was one of the handful of albums I owned when I went to university...

I'm listening to the song and watching the video, which I do not remember ever having seen before, right now via Youtube.

Missy Schutz said...

Tainted love is awesome!

Anonymous said...



turboterp said...

Hard decision! It has to be:

The Plimsouls' "Million Miles Away", because it gives me such a dreamy feeling. It's a magical song.

turboterp at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sweet Dreams!

katja9_10 said...

My favorite is: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears.

Thanks for the giveaway!

katja9_10 at Hotmail dot com

Shaun said...

THIS TOWN by the Go Gos! Best New Wave song ever!

Racegirl1022 said...

I melt with you! mvantil@cfl.rr.com

Diana said...

Planet Claire

courtney hennagir said...

Oh man,how do I narrow it down to one?! I love all things new wave/80's.One of my very favorites though is "whisper to a scream" by the icicle works. courtafi2138 at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...


i love the 80's music Bananarama Cruel Summer is a great song!!!!

Blondie----Call Me!!! another great song

Culture Club Karma Camelion another great song!!

i could go on and on with great 80's hits

Anonymous said...

There are so many songs on that list of 100 that I love! For the sake of picking, I am going to go with "People Are People" by Depeche Mode.

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kathy dalton said...


I LOVE Shake It Up BY The Cars

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… favorite song: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

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