Moving from Sonic Youth -like art punk to eclectic pop over the course of their decades-long career, Blonde Redhead remained one of indie rock's most creative acts. The name was taken from a song by the '80s no wave band DNA. With Makino and Amedeo on guitars and vocals, Simone on drums, and Takahashi on bass, the band's chaotic, artistic rock caught the attention of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley , who produced and released the band's debut album, Blonde Redhead , on his Smells Like Records label. Shortly after the album's release, Takahashi left the band. The remaining members continued as a trio, releasing a second album, La Mia Vita Violenta , on Shelley 's label in By , the band eliminated bass and scaled back to guitars, drums, and vocals for In an Expression of the Inexpressible.
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Although the New York -based trio Blonde Redhead made a connection with the art world in late when they performed at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to celebrate an exhibit by Japanese artist Mariko Mori, the members of the group refused to define their music as "art rock. To me, the most artistic band is a punk-rock band. There's a big difference between an art band and a band that has a concept of its music. That's what's really artistic; it's not about dropping weird stuff in and making weird noises and having awkward pauses in the music. I never wanted to be categorized as that. Taking their name from a song by one of their favorite bands, DNA, a s New York avant-garde post-punk band, Blonde Redhead formed around after a chance meeting at a New York City restaurant.
The band's earliest albums were noted for their noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly and 23 , which both incorporated elements of dream pop , shoegaze and other genres. After earning Bachelor's degrees , they entered the New York City underground music scene. Blonde Redhead formed in New York in after Amedeo and Simone met Kazu Makino, an art student at the time, by chance at a local Italian restaurant. Blonde Redhead's self-titled debut album was released in Yasuda played on the band's second album La Mia Vita Violenta also released in