This Ain't No Disco: New Wave Album CoversPaperback
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- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 178mm x 178mm x 29mm | 680g
- Publication date: 29 March 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0500285500
- ISBN 13: 9780500285503
- Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,581,264
This compendium of 300 album covers from the late 1970s to the mid-80s will send Gen X-ers everywhere into nostalgia overdrive. It shows how the New Wave movement was defined as much by style, fashion and graphic design as the music itself witness the ruffled cuffs and heavy make-up of the New Romantics, the skinny ties and porkpie hats of the Mods, and the unsettling robotic personae of Gary Numan and Devo. Bursting with wild hairstyles, futuristic typography, geometric shapes and outlandish clothing, these are the album covers that defined a generation and continue to influence music and fashion styles today. A nostalgic trek with a piercing soundtrack, "This Aint No Disco" will inspire readers to don those rubber bracelets once again and proclaim lets dance this mess around.
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Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is a writer and designer living in New York. She is the author of, among others, How to Be Popular and Good Citizen's Handbook.
Table of contents
Among the artists featured are: ABC; Adam and the Ants; B52s; Bauhaus Elvis Costello; Dexy's Midnight Runners; Devo; Duran Duran; Flock of Seagulls; The Jam; Japan; Kraftwerk; New Order; Gary Numan OMD; Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers; Squeeze; Talking Heads; XTC