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Old 01-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Five Reasons No Wave Pisses over Post-Punk

1. No wave lyrics explored deep philosophical issues, unlike the tripe that predominated in post-punk at the time. I'll take a monologue about confrontation over M. Smith's ruses about wherever the obligatory ******s were.

2. Texture over melody. No wave artists used their instruments to invoke a deeper sonic experience. More preferable to the bland (and often vain) attempts at capturing kosmiche musik's drive.

3. There's no such thing as bad no wave music. Just varying shades of nihilism.

4. More imagination was poured into records produced during the no-wave movement than the rest of the lot of the seventies and eighties.

5. Nowhere else in music history has there been as diverse a smattering of artists belonging to the same movement as there were with no-wave: James Chance & the Contortions , Suicide , Glenn Branca , the Bush Tetras , DNA , Teenage Jesus and the Jerks , Mars , Swan , etc...

I'd take this any day over Joy Division / Nick Cave / the Fall / what-fucking-ever:

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thought Suicide pre-dated no wave by a few years? Not to mention Bush Tetras who are quite generically post-punk sounding (if we go by your definition of the term, i take it to mean more of a worldwide mindset that incorporates all manner of sounds, including no wave)...

I totally get the angle you're coming from, but I think you're attacking the music media's regurgitation of what has long since become a nice pigeonhole for skinny jean-wearing pop groups over the last decade - like Bloc Party and god knows how many other bands i don't give a sh*t to name
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't see post punk as a genre but as an era influenced directly or indirectly by punk of which I would consider no wave a part of.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't see post punk as a genre but as an era influenced directly or indirectly by punk of which I would consider no wave a part of.
^Exactly this.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Amusing thread.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just what this forum needs, another 'this genre is better than this genre' thread.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always thought they went hand and hand.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yada Yada Yada. Just buy Wires Missing Chairs and behave yourself.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm still waiting for someone to have enough courage to speak out against Post-Punk-Country-Hiphop-No Wave.

I mean, what the hell's that crap even about?
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