Before alternative music, there was “college rock” – a term used in the 80s to describe anything that wasn’t Top 40 and found its genesis in the universities of the time.
These bands capture the post-punk, new-Wave sound that epitomized this underground movement.
Thank the 80s for MTV, the compact disc, and those wonderful parachute pants.
Check out some alternative bands the library carries. Other popular music types of the time were hip hop, techno, and house music. Give these alternative bands a listen: