new to stock as of
march 29th, 2013
|no more (usa) #no 12 lp|
dna “dna on dna” double long playing record set
- you & you (2:07)
- little ants (2:06)
- egomaniac's kiss (2:11)
- lionel (2:08)
- not moving (2:39)
- size (2:15)
- new fast (1:14)
- 5:30 (1:04)
- blonde red head (1:52)
- 32123 (0:54)
- new new (2:49)
- lying on the sofa of life (1:52)
- grapefruit (5:00)
- taking kid to school (1:31)
- young teenagers talk sex (1:05)
- delivering the good (2:09)
- police chase (1:38)
- cop buys a donut (1:09)
- shrinking thing
- drinking water
- detached (early version) (1:45)
- low (1:56)
- nearing (2:14)
- 5:30 (early version) (1:54)
- surrender (3:48)
- newest fastest (1:14)
- detached (1:20)
- brand new (2:13)
- horse (2:47)
- forgery (0:59)
- action (1:04)
- marshall (1:52)
- a new low (1:43)
- calling to phone (2:15)
- whole lotta love
- a new low
|march 2013 release ; revamp of this 2007 double-lp version of this essential set, containing the complete recordings of arto lindsay, ikue mori, and tim wright / robin crutchfield’s no-wave phenom dna ... contains a few extra pieces exclusive to this edition ...|
in regards to the music and its affect on me upon discovering the first dna e.p. back in 1992 ::
|i had arrived in boston with an armload of “hot guitar” records, the ventures, a little bit of derek bailey, etc... knowing full well there was a universe of music out there waiting to be discovered. unfortunately, the tastes of the majority of my classmates ran the gamut from zappa to... steve vai. desperately needing to fill the void i spent the majority of my time haunting the local record shops, memorizing their stock, reading liner notes... you know, learning.|
one morning i skipped my “history of jazz” seminar & instead walked over to kenmore square, drank a very large coffee, then hit planet records. the staff there, surely at this stage annoyed with my incessant pestering, not to mention that of my music-school brethren (“do you have any records with, like, really weird guitar on them?”), in a pre-emptive strike, pulled out a frippertronics bootleg the moment i walked in the door & put it on... i of course bit, but while checking it out i noticed, on their “rarities” wall a copy of the first dna single, “you & you b/w little ants.” i knew the name from john zorn’s copious referencing, as i did arto’s from his myriad dalliances with “downtown” 80s new york music culture. at $20 this was by far the most i’d ever paid for a 7”, but goddamm if it wasn’t worth it in the long run...
i got home, shelved the frippertronics (to this day i don’t think i’ve ever listened to it !!!), sunk into my easy-chair, and spun the dna single... the opening 10 seconds of “you & you” (check the sound-sample to your left) was enough of a shock to my system that i literally fell over while attempting to re-queue the side, hitting my cheek on a folding office table (a scar i still have to this day) in the process.
i sat there and listened to the first side approximately 20 times in a row, just attempting to get my head around the scale of the thing; the synth / kick pulse giving way to arto’s downright explosion of guitar-scrabble punctuated only by his tortured vocal interjections, clearly lurching to and fro the mic...
i’d never, and still to this day, haven’t heard anything else quite like it. i fought my hard-wired musical sensibilities, forged after a solid decade of guitar & composition lessons, to understand just why this was so appealing; suddenly the slow-burn / arc of all of that fuzoid guitar shred & noodelry just paled in comparison to a single two-minute sustained burst of pure energy.
the path from hereon out wrote itself; other downtown art-punk bands (contortions, mars, etc...) to the free guitar of sonny sharrock & rudolph grey, to the free jazz of albert ayler & frank wright, to the composed complexities of kagel & lachenmann, etc... all because of one record consisting of the first two pieces on this disc, which also finally issues the band’s american clave single, their pieces from no new york,, a few rare compilation pieces, and a bunch of live material on disc.
obviously i can’t recommend this one enough; as a gateway-drug into rougher forms of music it really can’t be underestimated, but even if you’re a die-hard art-punk zombie, you can’t underestimate the sheer force of this music. essential.
new york's seminal no wave band, dna, makes it's highly anticipated american cd debut with this definitive collection of studio and live recordings. surviving two line ups over a brief four years; this highly influential, strikingly original and extremely under recorded band left a huge void in it's wake.
formed in 1978, brazilian raised singer/guitarist arto lindsay hastily assembled an international trio of non-musicians. robin crutchfield played keyboard and japanese-born ikue mori played drums. dna played their first gig within weeks and recorded their first 7" shortly afterwards. the ear of brian eno was quickly caught, recording them for the infamous no new york compilation alongside james chance, mars, and teenage jesus & the jerks.
before no new york was released, robin left the band after a total tenure of nine months. bassist tim wright had just left pere ubu, relocated to ny and quickly joined dna. with a new face, a new instrument and a new sound, dna recorded their classic nine minute ep a taste of dna.
dna toured the states and europe bringing their explosive live show to a wider audience. dna only released 12 songs during it's lifetime, and another 3 shortly afterwards on a european compilation. their impact was far and wide reaching. many musicians have sited dna as a main influence including thurston moore of sonic youth and the band blonde redhead, who appropriated their name from a dna song title.
this cd compiles all of the studio and many choice live recordings. of particular interest are the original lineup's 'early versions' of 'detached,' '5:30' and 'low' (which is closely related to 'a new low.') the unreleased studio tracks 'grapefruit,' 'police chase' and 'young teenagers talk sex' are heard here for the first time as well as live versions of the unreleased songs 'nearing' and 'surrender.' exclusive liner notes from byron coley, jason gross and glenn o'brien pack the 16 page booklet alongside many unseen photos and flyers.