Emergency Broadcast Network: The Lost Tapes.
October 19, 2001 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Emergency Broadcast Network: The Lost Tapes. "Formed during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91, E.B.N. created its first arsenal of counter-psy-ops programming, cleverly disguised as music videos, inspired by the spectacular media frenzy surrounding the war and its aftermath."
posted by tranquileye (6 comments total)
does anyone know what this technique is called?
posted by zpousman at 10:42 AM on October 19, 2001

the video tape they released 6 or 7 years ago (Commercial Entertainment Product) has a pretty lengthy description of what they do at the end, without actually calling it anything. i imagine coldcut has probably coined a term for it by now - check out their site on ninja tune.
posted by badstone at 10:58 AM on October 19, 2001

Ha!, forgot about these guys... EBN and Shephard Fairy's Andre the Giant stickers were the two big things to come out of R.I.S.D when I was there. The EBN guys had this kick-ass battle vehicle, a matt black station wagon with all sorts of mad-maxesque crap rivited to it. Watching it climb college hill and thunder off towards Brown U was a site to see.
posted by machaus at 11:13 AM on October 19, 2001

When I was at RISD, the big thing was Talking Heads. just kidding. I never went to RISD.
posted by jeb at 12:48 PM on October 19, 2001

Great link, and timely. Thanks, tranquileye .
posted by swift at 4:28 PM on October 19, 2001

I saw EBN Halloween 1992 at the Kitchen in NYC. To this day I still think it was one of the best shows I've ever witnessed. And I'm faaaar from an electronic/dance buff.

I wish they'd exist again (and beyond that stuff Josh is doing with Heavy.com), we need 'em.
posted by foist at 8:35 AM on October 20, 2001

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