(ON HOLD): KITAMURA, Nobuhiko. No Wave: James Chance and Post New York Punk.

(Tokyo): Esquire Magazine, 2005. First edition. Octavo. 221 pages. Scarce work on the New York New Wave scene and in particular the incarnations of James Chance, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions. The downtown scene in late-’70s New York City was culturally vibrant; punk was ascendant, with the Ramones and Richard Hell defining its sound and aesthetic, and bands like Television and the Talking Heads pushed the boundaries of pop music. But they were all just a little too square for Chance’s crowd. The volume includes a question and answer session with James Chance (text in Japanese and English, remaining text in Japanese only). Illustrated. A very good copy in card covers with dust jacket and obi.


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