London: Black Dog Publishing, 2007. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black stiff paper wraps lettered in red.
Definitive account of late 70s/early 80s New York anti-movement No Wave, extensively illustrated with concert photos, record covers, flyers, posters and other ephemera. Music journalist Masters focuses chiefly on the four bands featured on Brian Eno's 1978 compilation album No New York, widely credited as the movement's starting gun: the Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Mars, and DNA. In addition, he considers the movement's motion picture, No Wave Cinema. No Wave didn't last long and left relatively few recordings; Masters compensates by treating every 7-inch as if it were a full-length album. "Here was a music of violent surrealism, relentless in its aggression, hate and fury. It was something that truly screamed, 'Fuck you all! I don't want to be like you!' Punk said, 'Fuck them! we don't want to be like them!' See the difference?" (from the foreword by Flying Luttenbachers founder Walter). Light shelfwear to bottom edge, else fine. Uncommon. Item #844