The music Gray made in their original incarnation is difficult to describe, except to say it was clearly out-there. Glenn O’Brien wrote in Interview that Gray was an “easy listening bebop industrial sound effects lounge ensemble”; Basquiat claimed the band performed on “instruments hiding in boxes.” And until recently, apart from a few tracks on the soundtrack to Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat biopic (1996), no recordings were publicly available.

Nick Hallett of Art in America on the reunion/latest incarnation of the No Wave band Gray, who once counted Jean-Michel Basquiat among their ranks.

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