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Songs 77-79
  • Artist: Glenn Branca
  • Label: Atavistic Records
  • UPC: 735286194326
  • Item #: WEA619432
  • Genre: Classical Artists
  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Rank: 228030
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Songs 77-79 on CD

The release of the recordings of Glenn's late 70's No Wave Bands is finally a reality... and more comprehensive than expected. These tracks are the earliest emanations of rock publicly delivered by the man called Branca, thoroughly foreshadowing the vast domain of post-modern rock in more ways than you'd expect. All the proper studio recordings from both singles by The Static & Theoretical Girls are here, plus outrageous & inspired home cassette recordings. The Static were a stripped down, pummeling drone machine featuring Glenn & photographer extraordinare Barbara Ess. This trio meant business in the late 70's NYC art music scene and drew big in the Big Apple, influencing legions of lower East Side guitar assassins. The T-Girls were even more popular, a creative knock down drag out between Glenn & composer Jeffrey Lohn, with Wharton Tiers on drums. Like minded Peers of Mars, Teenage Jesus & DNA (From the No New York Record), the T-Girls career was short & sweet: they only played out 20 times. Songs '77-'79 is a must for any Branca zealot, many Sonic Youth fans, and for those Curious about the missing links between the halcyon no wave Era & the dawn of the 80's "Downtown" NYC scene.