Wednesday, July 11, 2007

DNA and the Feelies- doin' it again

Not that they need much introduction but... the No-wave rulers in the early 80's prime with Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori and TimWright. There's actually lots more video footage of them from gigs at the Irving Plaza and Austin available but after the No More reissue I worked on, there didn't seem to be any takers for this material (a shame 'cause it's good quality stuff).

Ah, my home boys, the Feelies. Must have been around '90 when their last record came out and, as Letterman notes, making their network TV debut. Guitarists Glenn Mercer and Bill Million are seen there with drummer Dave Wackermann regulated to tambourine, playing alongside Dave's band (think they had some kind of rule then that the back-up group had to play with the artists on the show). As such, MIA are bassist Brenda Sauter and drummer Stan Demeski. Hopefully, you know that Mr. Mercer just came out with his first solo album. The Feelies reissues are still coming along one of these days but Time For A Witness (the major label album they were promoting on Letterman) seems like a long shot because whoever owns A&M Records now wants an unreasonable sum to license/reissue it.


Blogger lamanyana said...

What hapened to Tim Wright after DNA? - His work in DNA and the early Ubu stuff is so great that I've always wondered if he did anything else?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Perfect Sound Forever said...

Good question! He's been involved in some art projects with a Brooklyn collective called the Cave, providing music for performances there. He also does a lot of archeology work now, traveling the globe.

9:10 AM  

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