Record executives had missed the marketing bandwagon with the punk rock movement (due to the fact most punk albums were released independently). Determined not to let that happen again they began signing and promoting post punk bands or New Wave acts as they were beginning to be called very aggressively in the early 80's. Drawing heavily from glam rock and the industrial music genres the music was defined very broadly including everyone from acts like Devo and Madness to the Police.
Bands like The Cars, The Go-Go's, The Pretenders, and others were basically pop bands that had fallen under the label new wave. Some bands like Flock of Seagulls and Wham were post punk bands who heavily influenced by the synth driven sounds of the 80's incorporating these influences into new wave hits which, made popular by MTV, heavily drove album sales for a time. Other bands like Devo and Madness were heavily influenced by punk combining it with the electronic synthesizers of industrial music to make what is arguably something very akin in spirit to the punk rock movement of the 70's.
Eventually the movement collapsed under its own weight and punk returned to its roots with the hardcore punk movement. A few bands like The Police and The Pretenders managed to survive and even flourish after the fall of new wave although many argue they never deserved to be classified as new wave in the first place.
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Houston Rock Record Label Silver Dragon Records presents rock band Lazarus X and the their latest independent CD release Weapon of Love. Lazarus X's combines determined hard hitting rock with haunting and soulful melodies which struck a chord with many underground rock music fans. Some fans received a preview of the publicity photos and underground rock CD WOL at a rooftop listening party a day before it was released and the response was amazing. Check out Rock Band Lazarus X merchandise like The Weapon of Love Tour T-Shirt and the Weapon of Love CD or preview one of their songs by downloading a free rock mp3.
Silver Dragon Records is a Houston rock record label producing and promoting experimental, hard rock and alternative metal albums. We provide 24 bit digital recording in a quiet private studio free of distractions. If you think we are the label for you submit a demo to our record label and let us tell you how we can help your band with artist promotion, publicity, marketing, recording, mastering, help in marketing a demo or shopping for a major label deal. We are happy to offer musicians our online resources like our musicians toolkit for recording audio, our museum of rock music history and our Houston rock music resource.
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