The late seventies saw the emergence of some fantastic New Wave bands from here and the US. One of the finest had to be Talking Heads , formed around 1974 in New York . The band played together until around 1991 then David Byrne, head honcho, carried on with some fine, groundbreaking solo work. Here he is on Jools Holland in 2004:
If you don't find that uplifting I suspect rigor mortis has set in.