Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein (Paperback, 2014)
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- DescriptionMad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phemen of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most table artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colourful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins and INXS.
- Author BiographyHaving honed her craft at teen titles Sassy and YM, Lori Majewski was a co-founder, and later editor-in-chief, of Teen People. She was also an executive editor of Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly, and has written for Women's Health, The Guardian and more. Jonathan Bernstein is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He is the author of, among other titles, Pretty In Pink: The Golden Age of Eighties Teen Movies and the YA novels Hottie and Burning Ambition. He has written for publications such as The Guardian, Spin, Rolling Stone, The Face, and Teen People. He has also written the feature films Just My Luck, The Spy Next Door, Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and Max Keeble's Big Move.
- Author(s)Jonathan Bernstein,Lori Majewski
- Date of Publication01/09/2014
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAbrams Image
- Content Note77 colour and b/w
- Weight599 g
- Width152 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Foreword byNick Rhodes
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