Material were an American avant-rock/No Wave band from NYC that released three EPs on small-press Red Records between 1979 and 1981, followed by two albums on Celluloid in 1981/82. Members: Bill Laswell (bass), Fred Maher (drums), Michael Beinhorn (keyboards), Cliff Cultreri (guitar), William S. Burroughs (voice), Nicky Skopelitis (guitar), Shankar (violin), Simon Shaheen (violin), Jeff […]


Massacre were an English-American avant-rock/No Wave trio based in NYC that released the album Killing Time on Celluloid in 1981. The band comprised guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Skeleton Crew), bassist/producer Bill Laswell (Material), and drummer Fred Maher, who subsequently joined Scritti Politti. In 1998, the Material nameplate was resurrected with drummer Charles […]

Scritti Politti ‎– Provision (1988)

Provision is the third full-length album by transatlantic art-pop project Scritti Politti, released in 1988 on Virgin/Warner Bros. Tracklist: 1. “Boom! There She Was” (4:59) 2. “Overnite” (4:44) 3. “First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)” (4:22) 4. “All That We Are” (3:31) 5. “Best Thing Ever” (3:51) 6. “Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)” (4:21) […]

Scritti Politti ‎– Cupid & Psyche 85 (1985)

Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second full-length album by Scritti Politti, released in 1985 on Virgin/Warner Bros. Tracklist: 1. “The Word Girl (Flesh and Blood)” (4:24) 2. “Small Talk” (3:39) 3. “Absolute” (4:25) 4. “A Little Knowledge” (5:01) 5. “Don’t Work That Hard” (3:59) 6. “Perfect Way” (4:43) 7. “Lover to Fall” (4:12) 8. […]