Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Wave Music Addiction

Others call it alternative rock music. I was exposed to new wave music because of my dormmates in UPLB during college days of the late 80's. Since then, my local radio tuner has always been stuck with DWXB, later to NU 107.5 FM station, sometimes 105.1 FM, until they reformatted their music formats. I have also bought audio CDs before in Greenhills of new wave music compilations at ridiculous prices, starting at Php 750/pc.  I felt bad when that CD compilation was stolen from our Kapitolyo flat. 

Later, cheaper versions of such compilations came out after a few years. Unfortunately, I can't find the CDs now of my New Wave Diaries, I Hate Pop, and other compilations. When MP3 formats came out, I also scoured the pirated versions of new wave music from stalls offering DVDs and PC softwares.

I hated it when new wave music became part of the pop music scene, like When in Rome's The Promise, or Erasure's Give a Little Respect. Somehow, those new wave-now-pop music lost their appeal to me when they lost their "exclusivity". Its like Apple's OS becoming more popular than Windows, alienating their hard core Apple users.

Nowadays, I have my new wave collections in MP3 format in my laptop, and in a USB player connected to the car's stereo. Sometimes, I get to listen to new wave music from 89.9 Magic during Fridays, and from 95.5 RT FM radio station during weekends.

Below is the list of my current 158 new wave music collection. They are still incomplete, as I still miss some tracks but I can't remember their titles or artist anymore. One of which is the instrumental electric guitar version of Beatles' Here There and Everywhere. Some of the singles on this list may not be really new wave, but I categorize them as part of this group.

If you want a few copies of the MP3 files I have below, feel free to leave a comment with your email address, then I will send a copy to you for free.

10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
10,000 Maniacs- Like The Weather
A House - I'll Always Be Grateful
A-Ha - Take On Me
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
Big Country - In a Big Country (12 inch Version)
Blue Zoo - Love moves in strange ways
Bob Geldof & Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Bolshoi - Away (12 inch  Extended Version)
Cactus World News - Worlds Apart
Camouflage - The Great Commandment
China Crisis - African and white
China Crisis - Wishful thinking
Colourfield - Confession
Colourfield - The Colour Field (Ext. Version)
Colourfield - Thinking Of You
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's (Live)
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumors
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Live)
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Elvis Costello - Veronica
Erasure - A Little Respect
Eric Johnson - Ah via Musicom
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Ethnic Faces - Golden Boy
Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven
Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy
Flesh for Lulu - Postcards From Paradise
Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy (Live)
Gin Blossoms - Till I Hear It From You (Live)
Gin Blossoms - Till I Hear It From You
Green Day - When I Come Around
Housemartins - The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
Information Society - Repetition
Information Society - What's on Your Mind(Pure Energy)
J Giles - Angel is a Centerfold
Joe Satriani - Flying In A Blue Dream
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Lighting Seeds - Pure
Lotus Eaters - First picture of you
Lotus Eaters - German Girl
Madness - It Must Be Love
Madness - Our House
Marc Almond - bittersweet
Marc Almond - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Marc Almond - Tears Run Rings
Midge Ure - Dear God
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
Mighty Lemon Drops - Inside Out
Mighty Lemon Drops - Out of hand
Modern English - Hands Across The Sea
Modern English - Melt with you
Morissey - Hairdresser on Fire
Morissey - Suedehead
Morissey - The More You Ignore Me
Nena - 99 Red Ballons
New Order - 1963
O.M.D. - Enola Gay
O.M.D. - If You Leave
Oingo Boingo - We Close Our eyes
Pale Fountains - From Across the Kitchen Table (Ext. Version)
Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Pearl Jam - Even Flow
Pearl Jam - Jeremy
Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You
Pursuit of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now
Pursuit of Happiness - She's So Young
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called LOve
Queen Feat. David Bowie - Under Pressure
R.E.M. - Losing my religion (live)
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Radiohead - Creep (Unplugged)
Radiohead - Creep
Railway Children - Brighter
Red Box - Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Red Rockers - China
RedFlag - RUSSIAN RADIO extended mix
RedFlag - Russian Radio Razormaid Mix
Rolling Stones - Painted Black
Scarlett & Black - You don't know
Seona Dancing - More to Loose
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Soft Cell - Tainted Love (Rare Cure & Marc Almond Ext. Remix)
Spin Doctors - Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
Style Council - You're The Best Thing
Talk Talk - Its My Life (12 inch Ultimix Remix)
Tears For Fears - Break It Down Again
The Adventures - Broken Land
The Adventures - Two rivers
The Alarm - Absolute Reality (acoustic)
The Alarm - Absolute Reality
The Alarm - Rain in the Summertime
The Alarm - Rescue Me
The Bible - Graceland
The Bolshoi - Sunday Morning
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (1980)
The Care -  Whatever Possessed You
The Care - Boyish Days
The Chameleons - Tears
The Church - The Unguarded Moment
The Church - Under the milky way tonight
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Cure - Close To Me
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
The Cure - In Between Days
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
The Cure - Lovesong (12 inch Ext. Version)
The Dawn Enveloped Ideas
The Dawn Little Paradise
The Dawn Love Will Set Us Free
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Doors - People Are Strange
The Housemartins - Build
The Primitives - Crash
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
The Ramones - Pet Cemetary
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
The Smiths - Panic
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Sound - Total Recall
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life
Third Eye Blind - Semi-charmed Life (Acoustic)
Three O' Clock - On Paper
Toy Matinee - The Ballad Of Jenny Ledge
Tuesday Blue - Love me simple
U2 - Desire
U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - Mysterious Ways
U2 - New Year's Day
U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2 - Sweetest Thing (The Single Remix)
U2 - With Or Without You (Live)
Violent Femmes - Blisters In The Sun
Violent Playground - Tupperware Party
When In Rome - The Promise
Wild Swans - Bring home the ashes
Wild Swans - Flaming Sword
Wild Swans - Love Will Tear Us Apart (All I Want Mix)
Wild Swans - Whirlpool heart
Wire Train - Chamber of Hellos (Extended Mix)
XTC - Dear God
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  1. marami rin me mga collection of new wave songs; di ko na sila ma ilista sa dami; hehe; by the way, thanks a lot for the image. link juice for you. :-)

  2. hi, i am collecting flac format of new wave songs, can you rip it in flac format? please email