Month of May, 2009

Defunkt, No Wave, History

The fabulous print only mag YETI (issue 6) ran an article by downtown/disco lover Tim Lawrence (whose Arthur Russell book is set to blow this world up soon) on the neglected role of disco in the making of the "downtown" music scene. He rightly observes that this time period has been the subject of SOOO MANY books recently, including From Montmartre to the Mudd Club, No Wave (Both Marc M's and Thurston's books), New York Noise, and soon another two from esteemed music critic Will Hermes and philosopher Bernie Gendron.