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Are you ready for some 80's New Wave? I had the great pleasure of interviewing Lori Majewski about her new book with Jonathan Bernstein. This book is truly groundbreaking and has up close and personal interview with your favorite New Wave artists like Duran Duran, Adam Ant and Howard Jones.

So read the interview about Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s and then vote for who you'd like to see in a followup book, just for fun. I'll share this lens with Lori too.

We also asked readers to create a lens about their favorite New Wave band to win a copy of the book. The winner is Things Can Only Get Better with Howard Jones by serendipity831. Congratulations!

There's still time to share your own New Wave story. Pick out one of these albums to review.

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The winner of our Mad World book giveaway is...

Things Can Only Get Better with Howard Jones by serendipity831


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An interview with Lori Majewski

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  • AmineBomBom Jun 07, 2014 @ 3:24 am
    80s and 90s was a good years of music, nice lens you have
  • sandyspider Jun 05, 2014 @ 8:19 pm
    Brings back memories.
  • melaniekaren Jun 05, 2014 @ 5:54 pm
    -and it's so great to see Adam Ants face right on the cover! ehehe "All men should wear black eyeliner" by yours truly
  • melaniekaren Jun 05, 2014 @ 5:53 pm
    I could get carried away with saying whose not in the book or in the possible next round of editions. hahahaha However, I'll just point out one who I thought of immediately. I see that Depeche Mode is not on the list and quite possibly not in the book. I'm not sure. However, they were definitely a big 80's band who then went on to successfully make it further into each decade. All I can say is that it must have been really hard for the authors to finalize who would make the book!!!! -must have been fun too :D
  • Jun 05, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
    It's got to be Cyndi Lauper, time after time.
  • Novel_Idea_Books Jun 05, 2014 @ 11:13 am
    Elvis Costello was great back then and is still great today
  • shinersoft Jun 05, 2014 @ 8:42 am
    shet up
  • cassi9879 Jun 04, 2014 @ 2:58 pm
    Ugh, too hard to pick just one! LOL
  • tania1028 Jun 05, 2014 @ 12:45 am
    same here!!!!
  • davidmoses1986 Jun 04, 2014 @ 2:52 pm
    My vote is for Cyndi Lauper :)
  • brianvallois Jun 04, 2014 @ 6:38 am
    Elvis Costello all the way :)
  • flycatcher Jun 03, 2014 @ 8:50 pm
    I had to vote Cheap Trick, but Cyndi Lauper is right up there, of course. Also have to give a nod to Men Without Hats, B-52s, Talking Heads, even Bryan Ferry... man, that was an era.
  • maugustine Jun 03, 2014 @ 3:59 pm
    When I think "80's" the first person that comes to mind is Cyndi Lauper.
  • nipun-max Jun 03, 2014 @ 5:18 am
    I want to give a chance for someone who most not voting Frankie "Goes to Hollywood"
  • asereht1970 Jun 02, 2014 @ 9:38 pm
    I chose the Bangles. Love their songs.
  • Merrci Jun 02, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
    I picked Cynsi Lauper. Not sure why!
  • BaddewFibes Jun 02, 2014 @ 6:11 pm
    Loving Talking Heads. So many good songs, with Once In A Lifetime just an amazing, amazing track!
  • leahjsongs Jun 02, 2014 @ 4:29 pm
    I went with Pet Shop Boys.
  • serendipity831 Jun 02, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
    So excited about winning the Mad World book. Thanks much this is awesome! Looking forward to the follow up book.
  • MSchindel Jun 02, 2014 @ 11:00 am
    Ooooh, that's a tough choice! But for pure fun I'll have to go with the B-52's. It's impossible to see them perform (or even just listen to their music) without smiling and dancing! :)
  • rms Jun 01, 2014 @ 3:51 pm
    Can't vote. There's just too many of my favorites on the list. :)