Aug 14, 2012

Charles Ball RIP


DNA "You & You"
Robin Crutchfield, ex-member of DNA and Dark Day, just posted the following news on Facebook, and from the names involved, I'm inclined to believe its true:

Alex Chilton "Bangkok" - Cover shot by Godlis
I just received word from Andy Schwartz, old editor of New York Rocker, who received word from writer Roy Trakin, that Charles Ball died of a heart attack last night in St. Petersberg, Fla. I am passing the word along. It's too bad Charles didn't receive his proper due in his lifetime. His contributions to the DYI culture are massive in importance. --Robin

Implog - Holland Tunnel Dive

Charles' New York-based label, Lust/Unlust, was responsible for some extremely underground but influential releases in the late 70's. These include a DNA 7", a couple of releases from Crutchfield's Dark Day, and one from Alex Chilton (pictured above right). As a music publisher, Charles was also responsible for the excellent 12" release from Implog, the Holland Tunnel Dive EP (pictured left).


2 comments:

Ed Ward said...

Amazing. Do you have any idea who Implog was? I had that 12" and hadn't listened to it forever.

Tim Broun said...

Implog, I'm pretty sure, were Don & Jody from the Contortions...

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