Beautiful oversided book!
Released by Soul Jazz Records in conjunction with their series of New York Noise compilation CDs. Subtitled: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1977-88. Beautifully produced oversized softcover book of photography. 205 pages, b&w photographs, with various small texts by the featured artists. "New York Noise features amazing photos of the New York music and art scene during the 1980s alongside text from some of the most important artists of the period. The photographs taken by Paula Court over a ten-year period capture the vibrancy of this era when everyone in a band was also an artist, every artist was also a film-maker and every film-maker in a band. The book shows how hip-hop, punk, no wave, free jazz, underground dance and experimental music scenes collided with the art world. With hundreds of stunning photographs of everyone from Warhol, Africa Bambaataa, Keith Haring, Patti Smith, John Cage, Michael Stipe, Liquid Liquid, Julian Schnabel, Futura 2000, Madonna, Jean Michel Basquiat, ESG and many more, the book is a who's who of New York's downtown scene. Accompanying text and essays by the likes of David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman and others brilliantly evoke this period. With over 400 images, many of them previously published, this is an essential document of a fascinating era in New York's music and art scene."