Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 5

Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 5


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Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's, Vol. 5

Volume 4 of Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80's was for the new wave diehards -- Volume 5 is for the doubters. This is the installment for neophytes, or for the doubters who don't believe that new wave was a spectacular singles era. That doesn't mean that everything here is terrific, or every listener will like everything here, but it does mean that there's a wealth of great music here, and the best songs, whatever your taste might be, will convert you to new wave and make you seek out other volumes of this series, or at least albums from the featured artists. Why is this so good? Because it has hits as definitive as Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy," Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," and A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)." Because it has the Waitresses' unbearably sexy "I Know What Boys Like" (the great new wave girl anthem) and the unabashedly geeky and sweet "Love Plus One" by Haircut One Hundred. Because it has Marshall Crenshaw's thrilling update of Buddy Holly, "Someday, Someway," and Tommy Tutone's stylish power pop "867-5309/Jenny." Because it has the Go-Go's beach-movie salute "Vacation" followed by Frank Zappa's greatest novelty, "Valley Girl." Because it has songs as arty as Gang of Four's "I Love a Man in Uniform" and Japan's "The Art of Parties," plus Toni Basil's cheerleader singalong "Mickey" and the Jam's Motown tribute, "A Town Called Malice." These songs (in addition to those not mentioned, all equally worthy) are all new wave gems and, put together, they result in an irresistible volume of an irresistible series.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/1994
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227169824
catalogNumber: 71698

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marshall Crenshaw   Track Performer
Flock of Seagulls   Track Performer
Gang of Four   Track Performer
Haircut 100   Track Performer
Jam   Track Performer
Japan   Track Performer
Tommy Tutone   Track Performer
Waitresses   Track Performer
Soft Cell   Track Performer
Bow Wow Wow   Track Performer
Great Buildings   Track Performer
Pete Shelley   Track Performer
Kim Wilde   Track Performer
Toni Basil   Track Performer
Frank Zappa   Track Performer
Go-Go's   Track Performer
Moon Unit Zappa   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Marty Wilde   Composer
Danny Wilde   Composer
Ian Ainsworth   Composer
Chris Clarke   Compilation Assistant
Bob Emmer   Compilation Assistant
Bill Inglot   Producer,Compilation Assistant
Dave Kapp   Compilation Assistant
Michael Mazzarella   Compilation Assistant
David McLees   Producer
Andrew Sandoval   Producer
Phil Solem   Composer
Cassandra Harris   Compilation Assistant
Stephen K. Peeples   Compilation Assistant
Darcy Sullivan   Compilation Assistant
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Tim Halloran   Compilation Assistant
Jim Keller   Composer
Nat Brewster   Compilation Assistant
Craig Kamins   Compilation Assistant
Norma Edwards   Compilation Assistant
Keith Altomare   Compilation Assistant
Antony Desantis   Compilation Assistant
Arny Schorr   Compilation Assistant
Andy Zax   Liner Notes
Amanda Snyder   Compilation Assistant
Peter Pasternak   Compilation Assistant
Faithe Raphael   Compilation Assistant

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