The Del-Byzanteens

A New York-based post-punk band, the Del-Byzanteens comprised Don Braun (percussion), Josh Braun (percussion as well), Philippe Hagen (bass), Phil Kline (guitar and vocals), and a budding director by the name of Jim Jarmusch (vocals and keyboards). Author Luc Sante wrote some of the band’s lyrics, and artist James Nares (who also played guitar with the Contortions) contributed occasional percussion.

"At that time everyone in New York had a band. The idea was that you didn't have to be a virtuoso musician to have a band. The spirit was more important than having technical expertise, and that influenced a lot of filmmakers."

Jim Jarmusch

Girl's Imagination EP (1981, Don't Fall Off The Mountain)

Lies To Live By (1982, Don't Fall Off The Mountain)


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Egnu Cledge said...

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Howard Roark. said...

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