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  • Audio CD (28 Feb. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ZE Records
  • ASIN: B00009OKOP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,234 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Contort YourselfJames White & The Blacks 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. WawaLizzy Mercier Descloux 2:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Lady ScarfaceLydia Lunch 3:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. Mister RaySuicide 5:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. 3EMars 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. The ClosetTeenage Jesus & The Jerks 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
  7. Rosa VertovRosa Yemen 1:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
  8. Pini, PiniArto/Neto 2:30£0.89  Buy MP3 
  9. Torso CorsoLizzy Mercier Descloux 1:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
10. Almost BlackJames White & The Blacks 3:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
11. 11,000 VoltsMars 3:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
12. Mechanical FlatteryLydia Lunch 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
13. DecryptatedRosa Yemen 1:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
14. Empty EyesTeenage Jesus & The Jerks 1:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
15. Designed To KillThe Contortions 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
16. MaluArto/Neto 3:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
17. Less Of MeTeenage Jesus & The Jerks 1:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
18. Larousse Baron BicRosa Yemen 1:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
19. That's When Your Heartaches BeginJames Chance, Pill Factory 3:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
20. Herpes SimplexRosa Yemen 2:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
21. Twice RemovedThe Contortions 3:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
22. RadiationSuicide 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 

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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
No Wave was the sound of primal adolescent screams raging against parents and institutions rather than politicians. No Kreutzberg showering of lighted milk bottles in No New York. These are escapees from the surburban lawns gathered together in New Yorks spacious dripping lofts. It was during the period New York was about to hit the rocks and declare bankrupcy under Gerald Ford in 1974? a mass emigration took place. Vacant lots could had for a song. The people left were Vietnam Vets, freaks, winos, punks and blacks. This was the soundtrack to the party which went down well in enwalled Germany.

This is the atonal sound of the inner city screams, bashed instruments, bleated saxes, scratched guitars and pounded drums. There are the mellower moments provided by Lydia as tracks from her Queen of Siam are replayed as well as Mr. Ray by Suicide. For example the No Wave Screamer croons to a jazz jive of Lady Scarface. They are the same tracks collated elsewhere so there are no particular mainstream no wave goodies to add to a completist collection. However there are some hard to find recordings by the more obscure; Mars, Lizzie Mercier Descloux, Arto and Rosa Yemen. Mars sound more structured than the LP a cross between the Adverts and Suicide.

Ze records believed punk and funk would revolutionise the musical palette as they collided together. Perhaps in eastern lofts, mechanised pogoing took place to the guitar fragmentation, as the bass pounded the rhythm. More soporific sounds emanating from the two man machines of Suicide over took the 80's sound and vision.

If you have the James Chance collection, there is a new one on me James Chance and the Pill Factory.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Buy this now! 25 May 2005
By ChrisWN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Forget the current crop of new wave & post-punk wannabes. This is the real thing. The songs range from dance funk punk of James White/Chance to the sickly sweet synthpop of Lizzy Mercier Descloux to the punk/jazz influenced experiments of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks to the sonic ruminations of Suicide. This compilation from Ze records emphasizes its more experimental releases (no Kristina or Was Not Was), though many of these tracks are much more humorous than a new wave Captain Beefheart or a punked up Sun Ra would have been, think if Frank Zappa had delved out of his L.A. home and far away from the major label rock execs & discovered the NY punk/new wave scene he could've ended up on this disc. Some of the tracks here are 1st time appearances, others are alternate versions (perhaps 7" versions? didn't know Ze released 7"s), and others are from compilations & sound quite like the original I remember. Off hand, I do notice that the version of "Contort Yourself" is different from any I had heard previously, there's no female vocals on it & at 3+ minutes, perhaps it's a 7" version. "The Closet" sounds exactly like I remember, only much clearer & louder (excellent mastering job).
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By Tom Garretson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm afraid to tell you all that I know first hand that every artist on this album has been ripped off by this "ZE" -- which doesn't really exist. The "E" of ZE is for Esteban. Every artist that's still alive on this -- and even the photographer who's negatives he stole -- is really angry at this release, because he ripped off all of them and still does. Not one artist has been paid for any of the use of masters on this, and the release of this album is illegal. We know he lives in Paris but doesn't have a formal business residence, and is trying to make a fast buck by STEALING money from Lydia Lunch, James Chance, and all the others here. I personally have reported this as a bootleg to the Harry Fox Agency.
Be warned, don't support jerks like this. But the albums from the artists instead or official releases. Visionary artists have to eat, pay the rent, etc. just like you, so pay them the respect of buying something they can earn a living from, and not from criminals like Estaban who disrespect the very people he rips off.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great noise from a great period in america music 23 Jan. 2006
By Geoffrey R. Balme - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So, while this was going on in New York -what the hell were YOU listening to?

This is great fun, choppy treble-rich guitars, funk beats over tone-less lyricism.

A sea of Gang of Four - Au Pairs - like noise, but while our respect has been paid to some, it's wonderfully satisfying to dig up the obscure for a bit of further reverence.

If you enjoy LCD Soundsystem, or other analog funk/punk

you should have this on your shelf.

Lizzy Mercier is an angel.
You need this 14 April 2013
By The Reverend - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You need to hear this music. I was quite surprised to find this collection available and was expecting the worst-cheap packaging, music that was transferred from 30 year old singles, poor mastering etc. Instead I found a gatefold cardboard package with insightful notes and pictures, a remastered CD taken from original master tapes and some great unreleased mixes. I was 22 when this music was being created and a fan from the beginning having been introduced to the genre via the Eno produced "No New York" LP compilation. I was already a fan of Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Coltrane, The Residents etc, so my ear was already used to "outside" sounds. So much melody in this alleged "atonal" music. For being deconstructive, there is so much to enjoy. The jagged percussiveness that is the underlying thread in all of this connects all the selections be they "funky", "retro techno" or "sound washes" behind recitation. This material is first class. I was really surprised to find several different mixes amid the James Chance/Contortions material. I had to raid the LP collection and fish out my Contortions LP to make some comparisons. Throw some R. Kern/Nik Zedd films on the TV and stick this in the CD player. Can't imagine a better night in.
A new waver's collectible 7 April 2011
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Bring back the early 80's please. This is one for the collections. A flavored varitey of new wave music and one-hit-wonders.
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