Album artwork for New Wave: Dare To Be Different by Various Artists

New Wave: Dare To Be Different is the story of the most influential '80s radio station in America. A must see for fans of '80s music, hair, fashion, and culture!

U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever. In this riveting and star studded documentary, Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, corporate-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.

This film features interviews with legendary '80s artists like Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Nick Rhodes, Vince Clarke, Jim Kerr, Fred Schneider, Dave Wakeling, Cy Curnan, Mike Score, Mike Peters, Katrina Leskanich, Thomas Dolby, Tom Bailey and Howard Jones. The dynamic soundtrack includes more than 50 songs from the era and a new original theme song by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

DVD - Standard DVD

New Wave: Dare To Be Different

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Album artwork for New Wave: Dare To Be Different by Various Artists
DVD

$19.99

Released 12/07/2018Catalog Number

DBD100

New Wave: Dare To Be Different

MVD Visual
Album artwork for New Wave: Dare To Be Different by Various Artists
DVD

$19.99

Released 12/07/2018Catalog Number

DBD100

New Wave: Dare To Be Different is the story of the most influential '80s radio station in America. A must see for fans of '80s music, hair, fashion, and culture!

U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever. In this riveting and star studded documentary, Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, corporate-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.

This film features interviews with legendary '80s artists like Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Nick Rhodes, Vince Clarke, Jim Kerr, Fred Schneider, Dave Wakeling, Cy Curnan, Mike Score, Mike Peters, Katrina Leskanich, Thomas Dolby, Tom Bailey and Howard Jones. The dynamic soundtrack includes more than 50 songs from the era and a new original theme song by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

DVD - Standard DVD