Abrams Image, June 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Like New / No Jacket As Issued. Item #232959
No Wave is the first book to visually chronicle the collision of art and punk in the New York underground of 1976 to 1980. This in depth look at punk rock, new wave, experimental music, and the avant-garde art movement of the 70s and 80s focuses on the true architects of No Wave from James Chance to Lydia Lunch to Glenn Branca, as well as the luminaries that intersected the scene, such as David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, and Richard Hell. This rarely documented scene was the creative stomping ground of young artists and filmmakers from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Jim Jarmusch as well as the musical genesis for the post-punk explosions of Sonic Youth and is here revealed for a new generation of fans and collectors. Thurston Moore and Byron Coley have selected 150 unforgettable images, most of which have never been published previously, and compiled hundreds of hours of personal interviews to create an oral history of the movement, providing a never-seen-before exploration and celebration of No Wave.
Oblong octavo (10 & 1/4' x 8 & 1/4 inch); First/first. Complete number line. No jacket as issued. Clean, sound, no markings. Amazing photographs, amazing writing by two of the most well informed on the subject of all things No Wave. Includes a family tree of No Wave bands. I think there are a couple bands that might be included in this list, but I am not going to pick nits. There certainly are a slew of shall we say, post-no wave bands not included, but that omission was done purposefully.