Just Another Asshole

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Just Another Asshole was a short-lived no wave art/music/sound art magazine publication project launched from the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 1980s. It was edited by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca.

Just Another Asshole: The Book[edit]

Just Another Asshole book cover

Anthologies [1] played a major part in defining the various attitudes of downtown no wave work.[2] Just Another Asshole #6 is often cited as one of these seminal writing compilations.[3] Edited with Glenn Branca, the sixth issue of this downtown magazine outlines the variety of styles and aesthetics that were developing in the early 1980s. Included in the issue are works by Kathy Acker, Eric Bogosian, Mitch Corber, Brian Buczak, Jenny Holzer, Cookie Mueller, Richard Prince, Joseph Nechvatal, Judy Rifka, David Rattray, Kiki Smith, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Ann Rower, Reese Williams, David Wojnarowicz, and others.

Just Another Asshole: The LP[edit]

Just Another Asshole #5 (1981) was a compilation anthology LP that was released in 1981. A CD reissue was released in 1995 on Atavistic Records.

Track listing[edit]

Just Another Asshole 1981 LP cover
  1. Larry Simon – "Eggs Benedictus" – 0:52
  2. Dara Birnbaum – "Kojak/Wang" – 0:56
  3. Carla Liss – Untitled – 0:52
  4. Bobby G – excerpt from "Times Sq. Show Audio" – 0:38
  5. Wharton Tiers – "Incantation" – 0:48
  6. Carol Parkinson – "True Confessions" – 0:53
  7. Nina Canal – untitled – 0:50
  8. Lee Ranaldo – "Shift" – 0:45
  9. Jenny Holzer – untitled – 0:46
  10. Annea Lockwood – "Sound Stroke" – 0:56
  11. Michael Smith / A. Leroy – "The Smith-Leroy Comedy Team" – 0:45
  12. Chris Nelson – "Dinner Time" – 0:48
  13. Willie Klein – untitled – 0:48
  14. Mitch Corber – "Simply Riding a Dream" – 0:52
  15. Mark Abott – untitled – 0:53
  16. Dan Graham – untitled – 0:42
  17. Michael Shamberg – "On the Promontory" – 0:47
  18. Anne DeMarinis – "Radio Song" – 0:46
  19. Thurston Moore – "The Fucking Youth of Today" – 0:50
  20. Andy Blinx / Don Hunerberg – "Red Ants" – 0:47
  21. Vikky Alexander – "Calvin Klein" – 0:27
  22. John Howell – "Dear John" – 0:53
  23. Salvatore Principato – untitled – 0:50
  24. Nigel Rollings – "Penumbra" – 0:40
  25. Peggy Katz – "Grand Central Station" – 0:42
  26. Eric Bogosian – "Highway Patrol" – 0:43
  27. Herr Lugus – "Happy Police Horn" – 0:43
  28. Amy Taubin – "Door Stop" – 0:46
  29. Remko Scha – excerpt from "The Machines" – 0:53
  30. Susan Russell – "Talking Art" – 0:34
  31. Bill Buchen – untitled – 0:45
  32. Verge Piersol – "Well, Alice" – 0:43
  33. David Hofstra / Lynne Tillman – "Tell the Story" – 0:49
  34. D. Brown – "K-4" – 0:42
  35. Sandra Seymour – "Dogs" – 0:45
  36. Phill Niblock – "Index Circa Seventy" – 0:46
  37. Barbara Kruger – "United Technology" – 0:51
  38. John Rehberger – "Fetish" – 0:51
  39. Paul McMahon / Nancy Radloff – "Turtles Travel Slower on Asphalt" – 0:45
  40. Bruce Tovsky – "Dub Bums" – 0:46
  41. Martha Wilson – untitled – 0:19
  42. Ned Sublette – excerpt from "Slowly I Turn, Step By Step, Inch By Inch ...." – 0:41
  43. Glenn Branca – "Faspeedelaybop" – 1:01
  44. Gail Vachon – "You Will Start Out Standing" – 0:47
  45. B. Conan Piersol – "Deutschland Etude" – 0:47
  46. Gregory Sandow – "A Natural Death" – 0:43
  47. Stephan Wischerth – "Dirty Tape" – 1:04
  48. Bob George – "Warhead in the Forehead" – 0:48
  49. Judy Rifka – It's True" – 0:44
  50. David Garland – "Long Song" – 0:45
  51. Mark Bingham– "32 Bad Movies" – 0:41
  52. Michael Byron – excerpt from "Strangers in a Strange Land" – 0:48
  53. Glenda Hydler / Susan Fisher – "It's Hot Love" – 0:46
  54. Laurie Spiegel – untitled – 0:51
  55. Barbara Ess – "Entrada" – 0:50
  56. Kiki Smith – untitled – 0:44
  57. Shelley Hirsch – untitled – 0:45
  58. Peter Gordon – "Foreign Waters" – 0:46
  59. Arleen Schloss – "Watch Out - Verse 5" – 0:51
  60. Tod Jorgensen – "Sweden - Den Mother" – 0:47
  61. David Rosenbloom – "Voices and Chambers" – 0:47
  62. Doug Snyder – untitled – 0:45
  63. Jon Rubin – "Floating Cinema Excerpt" – 0:42"
  64. Thomas Lawson – untitled – 0:45
  65. Harry Spitz – "Pipe Music" – 0:46
  66. Rhys Chatham / David Linton – excerpt from "64 Short Stories" – 0:55
  67. Isa Genzken – "Salutations Roma" – 0:48
  68. Daile Kaplan – "New Sneakers" – 0:25
  69. Kim Gordon and Miranda – "Working Youth" – 0:50
  70. Sally A. White – untitled – 0:50
  71. Joseph Nechvatal – "Crown of Thorns" – 0:46
  72. Steven Harvey – "Friend Heart Alarm" – 0:49
  73. Sammy Marshall Harvey – "Radio Off" – 0:35
  74. Brian Doherty – untitled – 0:51
  75. Rudolph Grey – "Evelyn McHale" – 0:45
  76. Richard Morrison – "Die" – 0:46
  77. Z'EV – excerpt from "Metal and Plastic" – 0:54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] No Wave anthology books listed in the collection of the NYU Library
  2. ^ David Little, Colab Takes a Piece, History Takes It Back: Collectivity and New York Alternative Spaces, Art Journal Vol.66, No. 1, Spring 2007, College Art Association, New York, pp. 60-74
  3. ^ Carlo McCormick, "The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984", Princeton University Press, 2006