Pere Ubu and DNA bassist Tim Wright dies

DNA featured on Brian Eno's influential 1978 'No New York' compilation

Tim Wright of Cleveland experimentalists Pere Ubu and no wave pioneers DNA has died.

The bassist joined new wave punks Pere Ubu (pictured above) in 1975, staying with the group for three years before he relocated to New York. He joined influential no wave band DNA – formed by Arto Lindsay and Robin Crutchfield as an experiment in noise – shortly afterwards. Four DNA tracks (‘Egomaniac’s Kiss’, ‘Lionel’, ‘Not Moving’ and ‘Size’) featured on Brian Eno’s hugely influential 1978 compilation ‘No New York’.

According to a statement on the Facebook page of his Pere Ubu bandmate David Thomas: “Tim Wright died Sunday, August 4, 2013, reports longtime partner Mary Ann Livchak. He was an original member of Pere Ubu and later a contributor to the No Wave scene of New York City.”

As Billboard points out, art-rockers Blonde Redhead named themselves after the DNA song. DNA themselves were named after a song by no wavers Mars, who also featured on the Eno compilation.