ECR #038: spotlight on Negativland

It occurred to me that a lot of people have heard of Negativland, cardiologist but few have actually heard their music. It spans the experimental gamut, from drony minimalism to hectic overboard sample-driven rock, to savage contextual cut-ups and beyond — and it’s all worth a listen.

Track listing:
Favorite Things (“No Business”, 2005)
Theme From A Big 10-8 Place (“A Big 10-8 Place”, 1983)
A Most Successful Formula (“Dispepsi”, 1997)
Moldy Bagels (“Over The Edge, Vol. 6: The Willsaphone Stupid Show”, 1993)
Please Don’t Sue Us (“The Letter U and the Numeral 2″, 1992)
Track 07 (“Negativland”, 1980)
Wake Up America (“These Guys Are From England And Who Gives A Shit”, 2001)
Prologue (“Helter Stupid”, 1989)
Car Bomb (“Escape From Noise”, 1987)
Born To Loose (“Deathsentences of the Polished and Structurally Weak”, 2002)
Penis and Sperm (“Over The Edge, Vol. 8: Sex Dirt”, 1995)
Letter U and the Number 2 (“The Letter U and the Numeral 2″, 1992)
What’s Music (remix, “People Like Us Hate People Like Us” compilation, 1999)
Piece A Pie (“No Business”, 2005)

Egg City Radio #038: spotlight on Negativland (MP3)

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574 Responses to ECR #038: spotlight on Negativland

  1. MrFab says:

    I’d say that the track “Helter Stupid” is their masterpiece – it’s like 20 minutes long or so and I hang on to every second.

  2. Dave Wohlman says:

    Dear ECR,

    I want to commend you on your wonderful taste and quality-not quantity mentality. A stop at your sight is always a delight!


  3. Kermit says:

    I just wanted to say that Piece A Pie is brilliant. Frighteningly funny it is.

  4. Empire Hancock says:

    Kudos on this one, I love Negativland and this was a great selection of tracks