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No Wave

Author: Marc Masters; Weasel Walter
Publisher: London : Black Dog, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best known for short songs and even shorter life-spans, No Wave bands fused disparate styles to fashion abrasive, rhythmic songs that were completely original and utterly compelling. The primary perpetrators--Lydia Lunch's howling Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance's skeletal Contortions, the dark-noise groups Mars and DNA--all drew on primitivism, performance art, and the avant-garde. The book also delves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Masters, Marc.
No Wave.
London : Black Dog, 2007
(OCoLC)153560406
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Masters; Weasel Walter
OCLC Number: 755292338
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages) : illustrations
Contents: No! : the origin of No Wave --
From ten to one : Mars and DNA Dark Day --
Dissattisfied : Lydia Lunch and James Chance, Lydia Lunch's Queen of Siam --
Theoretical music : the SOHO contingent, Red Transistor --
The Offenders : No Wave cinema, TV Party --
Too Many Creeps : the aftermath of No Wave, No Magazine and Tape #1.
Responsibility: Marc Masters ; foreword by Weasel Walter.

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Flashing through the New York underground in the late 1970s, No Wave was the ultimate anti-movement. Its bands consisted of artists and poets untrained in music, looking to explode rock and disappear  Read more...

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'The pictures that came from it are about a million times better than the majority of the music' Vice 'No Wave left behind fruitful seeds that contemporary artists continue to explore' Telegraph 'It Read more...

 
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