“No New York” by Various Artists - album review

TJR says

No Wave is described in Wikipedia as “a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City. Reacting against punk rock's recycling of rock and roll clichés, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres, including free jazz and funk, while often reflecting an abrasive, confrontational and nihilistic worldview.” So impressed was Brian Eno when he happened to be in town and attended a live gig featuring some of these bands, that he decided it'd be a good idea to document their work in the studio, with himself as curator and producer. And so it came to be that Contortions, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, Mars and DNA - all bands from New York - came to have 4 tracks featured on what has come to be regarded as the definitive statement on the short-lived music and art scene. Eno was, almost literally, omnipresent in '78, and is clearly in it for all the right reasons.

The Jukebox Rebel
10-Mar-2010

A1 [03:17] 7.6.png Contortions - Dish It Out (James Chance) Post-Punk
A2 [03:13] 7.5.png Contortions - Flip Your Face (James Chance) Avant-Garde
A3 [03:49] 6.1.png Contortions - Jaded (James Chance) Avant-Garde
A4 [04:52] 6.8.png Contortions - I Can’t Stand Myself (James Brown) Post-Punk
A5 [01:45] 5.8.png Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - Burning Rubber (Lydia Lunch) Post-Punk
A6 [03:53] 6.8.png Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - The Closet (Lydia Lunch) Avant-Garde
A7 [00:34] 4.0.png Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - Red Alert (Lydia Lunch) Avant-Garde
A8 [03:10] 6.0.png Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - I Woke Up Dreaming (Lydia Lunch) Avant-Garde
B1 [02:30] 8.2.png Mars - Helen Fordsdale (Nancy Arlen, China Burg, Mark Cunningham, Sumner Crane) Avant-Garde
B2 [03:43] 4.2.png Mars - Hairwaves (Nancy Arlen, China Burg, Mark Cunningham, Sumner Crane) Avant-Garde
B3 [02:41] 4.7.png Mars - Tunnel (Nancy Arlen, China Burg, Mark Cunningham, Sumner Crane) Avant-Garde
B4 [01:08] 5.1.png Mars - Puerto Rican Ghost (Nancy Arlen, China Burg, Mark Cunningham, Sumner Crane) Avant-Garde
B5 [02:11] 6.9.png DNA - Egomaniac’s Kiss (Robin Crutchfield, Arto Lindsay) Alternative Rock
B6 [02:07] 5.9.png DNA - Lionel (Robin Crutchfield, Arto Lindsay) Avant-Garde
B7 [02:40] 4.8.png DNA - Not Moving (Robin Crutchfield, Arto Lindsay) Avant-Garde
B8 [02:13] 6.3.png DNA - Size (Robin Crutchfield, Arto Lindsay) Avant-Garde




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