Coffee Break: New Wave

Ric Ocasek
Ric Ocasek of the Cars performs during the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Ro)

One of New Wave's founding fathers, Ric Ocasek of The Cars died on this day in 2019 at the age of 75. New Wave is typically comprised of, power pop, synth-pop, ska revival, and the softer strains of punk rock. (source Wikipedia)

Let's honor Ric Ocasek in the way we do best - with music!

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what New Wave bands do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
The Police - Truth Hits Everybody
The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
Gary Numan - Cars
The Go Go's - This Town
Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Talking Heads - Houses In Motion


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