New York: 1977-79. 4to, offset printed, the first issue stapled once at the upper
left hand corner, nos. 2 and 3 saddle-stapled, and the final issue an assemblage
of printed and found items housed in a printed envelope.
All issues published, including the very rare final issue, of the zine which
provided the name for the No Wave movement. The zine was started by
Sclavunos and other classmates at NYU in order to promote the activities of their
band Mimi & the Dreamboats, but quickly became focused on covering the live
scene at clubs around downtown at exactly the right time, and quickly focusing
on the more abrasive bands at work. The second issue of the zine featured a
photograph of a surfer with the injunction “make (new) (no) waves”, which is
widely thought to be the image and phrase which gave the name to the No Wave
The final, spectacular issue consisted of an assemblage of found and printed
items, including computer punchcards, zines, and other material, a fitting coda to
Scarce complete, and rare with the final issue.