Jeff Klingman joins a special and somber episode of the podcast discusses the passing of Ze Records and No Wave icon Cristina. A proto-Madonna, Cristina embodied the DIY nature of the NYC-based No Wave scene, bringing insouciance and noise to pop. We also discuss Ze labelmates like James Chance and Kid Creole, and compare her music and that movement to the electroclash blip of the early 2000s. RIP Cristina, hope you got your ticket to the tropics.
For supplemental listening, Jeff Klingman created a Cristina-specific playlist
And a Ze Records Greatest Hits