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June 18, 2014 1:06 PM   Subscribe

With the passing of Casey Kasem, noise artists Negativland have released the the original un-mixed studio multi-track tape "stems" for their 1991 single "U2" and are welcoming remixes on their facebook page. Previously.
posted by Catblack (21 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
The two tracks from the original release are:

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1991 a cappella mix)
and
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Special Edit Radio Mix)
posted by Catblack at 1:26 PM on June 18


The letter U and the numeral 2.

Finding this and the Evolution Control Committee's "Rocked By Rape" were the highlights of my time on Napster back around the turn of the century.
posted by vibrotronica at 1:28 PM on June 18 [8 favorites]


I love this! I just need to find time to make something with it. One of my favorite records, and for being kind of infamous they're very approachable and swell chaps.
posted by lownote at 2:23 PM on June 18


Diddly shit!
posted by contraption at 2:40 PM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Besides, Dude, uh, coming into a goddamn uptempo record out of a goddamn death dedication, uh, that ain't legal either.
posted by gauche at 3:20 PM on June 18


"TWO?!"
posted by bdk3clash at 3:21 PM on June 18


"...and who gives a fuck!"
posted by ardgedee at 3:33 PM on June 18


Howard Stern played that clip so, so many times. Effing ponderous.
posted by armacy at 3:50 PM on June 18


First mp3 I ever downloaded.
posted by minedev at 4:14 PM on June 18 [2 favorites]


Direct link To Negativland's news release (the 'Negativland' link in the OP only points to their blog homepage).
posted by ardgedee at 4:19 PM on June 18


downloading ...
posted by philip-random at 4:37 PM on June 18


I can't get no satisfaction...
posted by AJaffe at 4:48 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


"These guys are from England and who gives a shit!"

I don't think Casey had in mind that his legacy would be quite like this but I think it's awesome. Give a snuggle to Snuggles for me, Casey.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:52 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Every time my mother mentions her cat named Snuggles, I get 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' running through my head.
posted by jferg at 6:00 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


> "These guys are from England and who gives a shit!"

Damn, I can't believe I messed up that quote.
posted by ardgedee at 6:09 PM on June 18


When I read that Casey had died, this Negativland recording was the first think I thought of.

(I know. I know. Bell tolls for thee. I know.)
posted by uraniumwilly at 6:58 PM on June 18


One of my favorite records, and for being kind of infamous they're very approachable and swell chaps.

I've heard Negativland are really nice as well.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:17 PM on June 18 [2 favorites]


When I read that Casey had died, this Negativland recording was the first think I thought of

It's at times like this when I remember that metafilter is my people.
posted by aspo at 7:27 PM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Just in case any of you were worried, the Weatherman is not dead.
posted by contraption at 9:54 PM on June 18


Finding this and the Evolution Control Committee's "Rocked By Rape" were the highlights of my time on Napster back around the turn of the century.

I always thought "Rocked By Rape" was an unreleased Negitiveland song after downloading it as such on Napster, until I met Mark Gunderson at a Maker Fair a few years ago. He admitted that they would upload all their songs to Napster, labeled as being whatever band was super popular at the time, but also as Negitiveland, as a sort of tribute.
posted by St. Sorryass at 10:08 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


So, at one point Negativland put out a book chronicling their legal battle with Island Records about their single U2, which is quite a document, actually. Worth tracking down if you're interested in DRAMA surrounding copyright law and Big Label Music vs The Little Guy.

Anyway, there was a CD included with the book, which has a truly brilliant (and lengthy) Negativland sound piece, all of which can be listened to here. (The tracks are annoyingly out of order, so you have to manually pick each piece to hear it in order. The Ethel Merman moment makes me laugh out loud every time it comes around.)
posted by hippybear at 11:17 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


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