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Notekillers 1977​-​81

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The Zipper 04:23
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Clock Wise 04:02
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Juggernauts 03:06
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Ricochet 02:47
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Braindance 01:36
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Punk Song 01:57
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“That record (The Zipper) was so heavy for me and Kim and Lee…It was this propulsive guitar instrumental that was just breakneck…They had a big influence on me…The music is way ahead of its time."
—Thurston Moore
 in Philadelphia Inquirer

“Astonishing...While the rhythm section churns furiously, David First peels off a series of scrambled guitar lines, precise even when he's improvising. His diagonal riffs are marvelously untraceable (Surf-rock? New-wave? Heavy metal? Free jazz? Serialism?), and somehow these dense compositions inevitably come out sounding like party music. It's clear this band ranked with any of New York's much celebrated no-wave acts.”—Kelefa Sanneh/New York Times


“The Zipper is perhaps one of the great rock and roll singles of all time…”
—Dan Buskirk
WPRB-FM (Princeton U)/Rate Your Music



“An influence comes home to roost.” 
—Jon Pareles/
NYTimes





“Like the ghosts who haunt the living due to a past misdeed or injustice, the Notekillers are not to be forgotten, and this CD serves as a reminder of what once was and what still might be.“
—Dusted 


“...a harbinger of a new blues or funk that still hasn't been invented. The Notekillers combine a precision that makes them conceptualize "microtones" and a recklessness that makes them try impossible grooves. In other words, this kicks.”
—Frank Kogan/Village Voice

“Had Thurston Moore not cited these guys as an influence, this collection of odd recordings and live performances never would have emerged. It would've been too bad for me -- too bad for all of us -- if that had been the case.”
—Splendid E-Zine 



Originally released 2004

David First - guitar, square wave generator
Stephen Bilenky - bass
Barry Halkin - drums

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released August 27, 2018

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David First New York

David’s bands/projects include his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, SWATi - a drone collaboration with acupuncturist Isobeau Trybula, The Western Enisphere - an audio/visual exploration of psycho-perception, and the AM Radio Band – a solo project for vintage signal generators, oscillators and transistor radios. He is also the proprietor of “Dave’s Waves" – a sonic restaurant A/V installation. ... more

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