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disband

Disband singing "Every Day Same Old Way" in 1979.
image copyright: Disband 1978-2008, courtesy of Martha Wilson

Disband (USA 1978-1982)

DISBAND was an all-girl punk and a capella band none of whose members were able to play an instrument. Their singing was accompanied by percussion sounds created with everyday objects and their own bodies, and the band's concerts included performative interludes. Among others, DISBAND's changing line-up at one time included Ilona Grant, Donna Henes, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr and Martha Wilson, who created stage personas like a Puerto Rican rioter or an aggressive chick for themselves. The band's lyrics were very outspoken. DISBAND satirised the clich├Ęd image of the male rock musician and performed 22 times in the USA, Canada and Europe.

 

In the Video Archive:

"Video Performances", 1978 - 1982.


Links:

Martha Wilson Website