DNA - DNA on DNA (1978-1982)


Formed in 1978, Brazilian-raised singer/guitarist Arto Lindsay hastily assembled an international trio of non-musicians. Robin Crutchfield played keyboard and Japan's Ikue Mori played drums. DNA played their first gig within weeks and recorded their first 7" shortly afterwards. The ear of Brian Eno was quickly caught, recording them for the infamous No New York compilation alongside James Chance, Mars, and Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Before No New York was released, Robin left the band after a total tenure of nine months. Bassist Tim Wright had just left Pere Ubu, relocated to NY and quickly joined DNA. With a new face, a new instrument, and a new sound, DNA recorded their classic 9-minute EP A Taste Of DNA. DNA toured the States and Europe, bringing their explosive live show to a wider audience. DNA only released 12 songs during its lifetime, and another 3 shortly afterwards on a European compilation. Their impact was far and wide-reaching. Many musicians have sited DNA as a main influence including Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and the band Blonde Redhead, who appropriated their name from a DNA song title. This LP compiles all of the studio and many choice live recordings. Of particular interest are the original line-up's "early versions" of "Detached," "5:30" and "Low" (which is closely related to "A New Low"). The unreleased studio tracks "Grapefruit," "Police Chase" and "Young Teenagers Talk Sex" are heard here for the first time, as well as live versions of the unreleased songs "Nearing" and "Surrender."

7 comments:

decrepittapes said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/apg099

bag lady said...

Thanks for this one! I only have New York Noise, and love it all.

Anonymous said...

reupload? please?

sound said...

Anonymous said...

reupload? please?


Any chance?

steve said...

No Wave bands have quite a sophisticated brigade of internet police.

Ade3333 said...

can't really see the point of a blog, if the files are going to be deleted after a few weeks

decrepittapes said...

You can't win. Every reader has their own preference as to which file sharing service is the best so you can't please every one. The reality is that these sites ain't what they used to be and record labels have better resources now to track down their albums have their files removed.

I now use Share Bee (which uploads to multiple sites at once) so hopefully people will find a better selection and a longer window of opportunity to grab the files.

DNA and Mars will not be re-uploaded as I was contacted directly by the labels, hence the previous comment above.