today's discussion (courtes of J. Lileks): punk. new wave. was there really a difference?
Mr. Lileks has started a little controversy in the comments here, regarding the fusion of the punk and new wave genres.
Was there really ever a genre of new wave, or was new wave just a sub-genre of punk?
Frankly, I think the biggest difference between the two can be summed up in one word: synthesizers.
I'd like to hear your take on this, with examples, citations and references if possible. I'm going to do my research on this now.