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Radio Clash 158: Negativland 1 – No Other Possibility

Radio Clash 158: Negativland 1 – No Other Possibility

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Negativland, 180 Gs and Instamatic.

In a conversation recently I found several people who had no idea who Negativland are – being the sort to want to show people new music and bring it to them, here are two shows about the Bay Area merry band of pranksters, culturejammers, CB radio and cutup freaks that not only pissed off U2 (bonus!) fell out with SST (seems like everyone has since) they also pioneered using the media to subvert it’s own message with Helter Stupid, inspiring mashups and cutup culture in the process.

They ARE the grandaddies of mashup. So pay attention children!

This episode, inspired by the dense collage of Over The Edge shows that the band have been doing since the early 80′s on KPFA in Berkeley, takes us from the start of Negativland shrouded in the fog and sex chemicals of Concord in 1980, to being sued bea sate by Bono and co. in 1991 even ironically as U2 embark on the culturejamming inspired tour that was ZooTV…

Sea Bea Sate! Play Black Sabbath at 78!