New York: 1980. Approximate 29 x 17", paste-up pasted down onto a glassine overlay, tipped onto a matte backing onto which is pasted up the artwork for the back cover of the EP; profuse holograph notes and printer instructions in holograph at margins of glassine and matte. Cover matte hinged on, with title in holograph. Some creasing to board and minor wear; near fine.
Mars was one of the earliest No Wave projects, formed by Sumner Crane in 1975 under the name China. The band released only one single during their lifetime before breaking up in 1978; this EP, their most significant recording, was released by the band two years later. Despite being short-lived, the band remains one of the most important of the No Wave movement, and appeared on the arbitrarily canonizing No New York EP. The artwork is credited on the official release to the band and to Statik Kling, who also did the great cover art for the Holland River Dive EP. Item #18247