Art rock in the second half of the 70s naturally blended into new wave, at least before the machines took over, and as the music got bigger so did the bands: The Tubes, Boomtown Rats, Oingo Boingo, Madness, The Specials, Deaf School, etc. Of course, managing an eight-piece band is like running a small company, and it's harder to keep everyone's pockets lined sufficiently, etc., which is probably why smaller concerns (Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Clash) made a better go of it. Deaf School lasted only three albums before splintering into factions and eventually fading from memory (Clive Langer would later go on to produce albums by Madness and Elvis Costello). Though they never had a hit record nor availed themselves of video technology like the Rats or Madness, fans of England's nascent new wave movement can learn a thing or two from listening to Deaf School.
|Date||ALBUMS / Singles|
|1976||What A Way To End It All|
|1977||DON'T STOP THE WORLD|
|1978||ENGLISH BOYS/WORKING GIRLS|
|1978||Thunder And Lightning|
|2003 September 23||WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL: THE ANTHOLOGY|
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