Thurston Moore and Co. write the book on No Wave
Thurston Moore's work is never done. Co-founding and frontmanning Sonic Youth wasn't enough. Neither was composing for film, curating shows, directing music videos, running a record label, releasing solo work or editing and writing criticism and poetry.
This is the third published work in a recent rash of cultural interest in that avant-garde arts moment of the '70s and '80s, which yielded bands like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks (who will play a reunion show in honor of the book's release) as well as filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Jean-Michel Basquial. Pitchfork staffer Marc Masters' No Wave (sadly subtitle-less) and Soul Jazz Records' New York Noise Book both told stories of that period, but this take is a bit more personal. As Moore told Magnet, the No Wave culture was "something that I was living amongst, so I have all the information about it." Now all we have to do is wait for the publication of Youth by Sonic Youth, and we'll be all set.
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