[Lydia Lunch, DEVO, Wire, Richard Hell] ENO, Brian
New York: Over The Hill Productions Inc., 1978
First edition. 11 x 16 1/2 inches (28 x 42). Newsprint. pp. [1-17], 18-72. Some yellowing and a crease.
Founded by Alan Betrock and later taken over by Andy Schwartz, the highly influential NEW YORK ROCKER ran for 44 issues. Staff included Gerard Conroy (of Homestead Records), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Byran Coley (Forced Exposure), among others. August '78 features "Out to Lunch: Lydia Lunch," "The Sound of Ohio: DEVO," "Midnight at Max's," "Brian Eno in New York," "West Coast Electronic Circuit," "DEVO: Excerpts from an Interview," "Twin Cities Scene," "Dickies," "B-52s," and "ALIVE: Richard Hell/Dictators/Cramps/Come On/Blondie." It is incredibly fascinating to read contemporaneous takes on what are now established artists and styles; take Brian Eno on punk for example: "I think a lot of punk music has just ended up in the intuitive trap, the one of saying, 'Don't let the brain into the music. Take it out. It can only do damage.' And I don't think that's true. I don't think it does any damage at all."