Catch A Wave? No,West Coast NEW WAVE!

For the so-called New Wave to evolve into something more than a pathetic little trickle—commercially— there will have to be a major shift— and I mean major—in the taste of the American public. It'll mean bye-bye to long, tasty, self-indulgent licks, byebye to the whole concept of guitarworship, bye-bye to complex chord progressions and instrumental virtuosity as we know it, bye-bye to fancy production techniques.

December 1, 1977
Jack Basher

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