The Bush Tetras were prescient outliers on the New York underground music scene of the late '70s and early '80s. While their music was taut and aggressive like punk, Pat Place's guitar added an inspired dissonance that reflected her connections to the city's no wave scene (she worked with two of James Chance's better-known projects, the Contortions and James White & the Blacks). Their music also showed the influence of dub in their rubbery basslines and sense of space, and the group's chaotic but muscular attack anticipated the mid-'80s noise rock movement as well as post-punk. 1995's Boom in the Night collected their crucial early 1980s recordings, 2007's Very Very Happy was dominated by material they cut after reuniting in the 2000s, and 2021's Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras was a career-spanning anthology that's the ...
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