New Wave: Dare To Be Different (DVD) 1982 Release Date: 12/7/2018
U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever.
In this riveting and star studded documentary, Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, corporate-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America. The dynamic soundtrack includes more than 50 songs from the era and a new original theme song by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!