The notorious No Wave band Red Transistor didn’t actually release anything in their short existence—but their posthumous single “Not Bite” / “We’re Not Crazy,” recorded in 1977 but released by Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label in 1990. The single showcases how ahead of their time this chaotic noise punk band was, both in the cutting riffs, repetition, and rants of Rudolph Grey and Von Lmo and their legendarily destructive shows in which little on stage survived.
About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.
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