Wharton Tiers

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Wharton Tiers (born 1953 in Philadelphia) is an American audio engineer, record producer, drummer and percussionist.


Diplomed from Villanova University (Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania), he moved to New York City in 1976 and was part of the No Wave scene.

As an audio engineer and record producer, he has worked on projects such as Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Helmet, Dinosaur Jr, White Zombie, Quicksand, An Albatross, The Dentists, Unrest, and Gumball.

He is also known as a percussionist and drummer for Theoretical Girls, Laurie Anderson, and his own Wharton Tiers Ensemble.[1]


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Wharton Tiers". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 

Personal Discography[edit]

  • 1978. Theoretical Girls – You Got Me / U.S. Millie, 7", Theoretical Records, 1978.
  • 1979. A Band – Lowly Worm, 7", Nancy Records, 1979.
  • 1980. Glorious Strangers – Why Don't You Join The Army / Media Media, 7", Theoretical Records, 1980.
  • 1983. Glorious Strangers – Untitled, Lp, Fun City Records, 1983.
  • 1996. Wharton Tiers – Brighter Than Life, CD, 1996, Atavistic records.
  • 1996. Glenn Branca – Songs '77-'79, CD, 1996, Atavistic records. 6 songs among 8 from Theoretical Girls.
  • 1999. Wharton Tiers Ensemble, The – Twilight Of The Computer Age, CD, Atavistic records, 1999.
  • 2002. Theoretical Girls – Theoretical Record, CD, Acute Records, 2002. Anthology of (mostly) unreleased material from the No Wave years.


  • Thurston Moore, Byron Coley, No Wave - Post-punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980., Abrams Image, New York, 2008, 143 p., (ISBN 978-0-8109-9543-7)

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