A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse (Album Cover Art) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 16"W
A 16"H x 16"W" framed Picture of A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse Cover Art
A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse is a 1985 no wave compilation released on the Giorno Poetry Systems label.
It included such recording artists as, Hüsker Dü, David Johansen, John Giorno Band, William S. Burroughs, Sonic Youth, Cabaret Voltaire, Diamanda Galás, Coil, Michael Gira, David Van Tieghem, Jessica Hagedorn & the Gangster Choir.
No wave was a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that had its beginnings during the late 1970s in downtown New York City. In part a reaction against punk rock's recycling of traditionalist rock tropes, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres. The no wave scene often reflected an abrasive, confrontational and nihilistic worldview.
The term "no wave" was a pun based on the rejection of commercial new wave music,and was probably inspired by the French New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol, with his remark "There are no waves, only the ocean".