"It was an interesting situation because she looked great, and that's all it took," says Thurston Moore, which is funny because looking great and having that be all it takes is often a pretty mundane situation. But in the context of early no wave, Ikue Mori was apparently a hot anomaly. The other day at our issue release party we watched Free Blood and thought the guitar player was wearing a Mars T-shirt but actually it was a Mariah Carey T-shirt. Carey was a singer first, fox later. But Moore is saying Mori first knew how to vamp and then sat behind a drum kit, figured rhythm out second. Further mysteries of no wave are revealed be Moore and Byron Coley in this video guide (infomercial?) for their book No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980.
Video: Byron Coley And Thurston Moore Know More About Music Than Any Healthy Person Should
June 13, 2008