Best of DISBAND: 1978-1982 (DVD compilation)

Martha Wilson

2008, 38:27 minutes, colour/B&W, English


DISBAND was an all-girl band of artists starting in 1978, which originally comprised of Daile Kaplan, Barbara Ess and Martha Wilson its founder. Later the group expanded to include other female artists such as Barbara Krueger, April Gornik and many others that came and went in the late 70's. Finally in 1979, the group stabilized itself, with Diane Torr, Ilona Granet, Donna Hennes, Ingrid Sischy, and Martha Wilson as its core members.

DISBAND: 1978-1982 now tells the fascinating and exciting tale of this amazing group of girls who didn't know how to play instruments, but were big on concept and the possibilities of experimental music. This dvd brings together some of the band's best recorded songs, interviews and video performances during their four-year span of existence before DISBAND disbanded on April 15th, 1982. The dvd also includes a booklet with song lyrics and a short history of the rise and harmonious fall of the band.

DVD contains:

DISBAND at Franklin Furnace, 1979
"The End"
"Black Lung"
"The Redneck Song"

DISBAND at P.S.1, 1979
"Five More Years"
"New York City"
"Hudson Street"

DISBAND in Florence, Italy, 1980
"Get Rebel"
"I'm on the winning side"
"This is How I..."
"Hey Baby"
"Look at My Dick"
"Missiles and Pistols"

DISBAND in Rome, Italy, 1980

DISBAND at Hallwalls, 1982
"Every Girl"
"Every Day Same Old Way"

MP3 files on disc:

1. Every Day Same Old Way
2. Look at My Dick
3. Missiles and Pistols
4. Sad
5. Interview 2007 for WACK! exhibition at MoCA L.A., Connie Butler, Curator

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