NEW WAVE WHO’S WHO

At a quick glance I see Billy Idol, Limahl, Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Robert Smith, David Bowie, Simon Le Bon, that "Voices Carry" girl, Nick Rhodes, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Mothersbaugh, the Culture Club frontman, Howard Jones, ... can you find Morrissey?
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A year ago today I posted Matthew Lineham’s poster of New Wave and 80s music icons, trying to figure out exactly who’s who. Couldn’t guess the whole thing. Many friends—mostly Generation X—got involved eventually. Still a few left unrecognisable. Till Hasief Ardiasyah showed his magic:

  1. David Byrne (Talking Heads), David Bowie, Johnny Lydon (Sex Pistols, PIL), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Robert Smith (The Cure), Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi.
  2. Daniel Ash (Bauhaus), Johnny Marr and Morrissey (The Smiths), Debbie Harry (Blondie), Billy Idol, Nick Cave, Andy Partridge (XTC), Bryan Ferry, Kate Bush, Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals).
  3. Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go’s), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Siouxsie Sioux, Andrew Eldritch (Sisters of Mercy), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Joe Jackson, Pete Burns (Dead or Alive), Steve Strange (Visage).
  4. Andy Bell (Erasure), Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen), Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke (Yazoo), Suggs (Madness), Dave Gahan and Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Boy George (Culture Club), Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat).
  5. Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls), Mick Jones (The Clash), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons), John Taylor and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), Terry Hall (The Specials, Fun Boy Three), Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys (OMD).
  6. Howard Jones, Lene Lovich, Mike Peters (The Alarm), Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Robbie Grey (Modern English), Michael Hutchence (INXS), Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Aimee Mann, Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs).
  7. Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears), Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), Phillip Oakey (The Human League), Kevin Rowland (Dexy’s Midnight Runners), Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo), Jim Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain), Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), Bernard Sumner (New Order).
  8. Nena, Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Morten Harket (a-ha), Paul Weller (The Style Council), Rik Ocasek (The Cars), Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil), Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson (The B-52s).
  9. Elvis Costello, Thomas Dolby, Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Terri Nunn (Berlin), Trevor Horn (Buggles, The Art of Noise), Dave Wakeling (The Beat), Martin Fry (ABC), Jim Kerr (Simple Minds).
  10. Nina Hagen, Sting (The Police), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), David Sylvian (Japan), Debora Iyall (Romeo Void), Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats), Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Cyndi Lauper, Stan Ridgeway (Wall of Voodoo), Claire Grogan (Altered Images).

Sorry, no NKOTB.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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