My article on No Wave is now online here. I’m most proud of the fact that I got a photo of UT in there. (And James Chance made the cover! Twice!) (Arts AND News, y’see.)
I don’t have much to add to that right now, although I’ll be back later in the week with more No Wave-related posts (including some rare tracks!). I leave you with three versions of “Contort Yourself.” I’d hate to be called upon to name a favorite out of these… It’s one of those songs that delights in just about any iteration. I might be partial to the spastic, aggro Contortions version but then I hear Optimo’s cheeky remix and wonder… (Does anyone else hear both Sidi Bou Said AND Disco Inferno in there or is it just me?)
A tip of the hat to the incomparable Mr. Chance.
COVER IMAGE © 2006 THE PROVIDENCE PHOENIX
Contortions, “Contort Yourself” [right-click-save-as, s’il vous plaît]