Tuesday, May 04, 2004

NOBIT: The death, from cancer, of Lizzy Mercier Descloux has been announced. Although largely passed over by the record-buying public, her No Wave work was extremely influential on fellow artists, and was reissued a couple of months back by Ze Records. Born in 1956, Lizzy is best known for her 1981 album Mambo Nassau, which was an early attempt to fuse together "western" music with African sound. In a busy career, Lizzy also helped create French pop paper Rock News, worked with Patti Smith, Richard Hell and countless others, published poetry and even found time to branch out in painting.

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