Sunday, March 11, 2018

See Documentary on WLIR, Pioneering New Wave Radio Station - Rolling Stone

See Documentary on WLIR, Pioneering New Wave Radio Station - Rolling Stone: "The new documentary about the influential Long Island radio station WLIR is coming to Showtime on March 30th. New Wave: Dare to Be Different focuses on how the station helped break some of the biggest British bands of the Eighties like U2, the Cure, the Smiths, New Order, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode in the United States.

 Directed by Ellen Goldfarb, Dare to Be Different teases the importance and influence of WLIR, specifically the role it played in laying the groundwork for MTV. Billy Idol notes in the clip, when WLIR emerged in the late-Seventies and early-Eighties, "Mainstream American music wasn't breaking new bounds, it wasn't saying anything dangerous … WLIR fueled something loud, smelly and different.""

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