Curlew were an American avant-rock/jazz band from NYC that debuted with an eponymous release on Landslide Records in 1981, followed by the album North America on the German Moers Music label in 1985. The band’s 1988 release Live in Berlin kicked off a seven-disc run on Cuneiform over the ensuing 15-year period. Members: George Cartwright […]

The Lounge Lizards

The Lounge Lizards were an American avant-jazz/No Wave band from New York that released a self-titled album on Editions EG in 1981, followed by titles on Europa and Island during the ensuing five-year period. Members: John Lurie (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, vocals), Evan Lurie (piano, organ, keyboards, vocals), Arto Lindsay (guitar, 1979-81), Steve Piccolo (bass, […]

Pere Ubu ‎– Song of the Bailing Man (1982)

Song of the Bailing Man is the fifth album by Midwest avant-garde/art-rockers Pere Ubu, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. The album would be the final release from the band’s first span of activity. Musically, the album displays newfound metric density and instrumental tightness, replete with trademark sonic colorization and off-harmonics. Tracklist: A1. “The Long […]