Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Tape-beatles - Steal This Lick (tape, SSS Productions, 1990) plus flexi disc and 7"

"The Tape-beatles are a collaboration of varying membership that make music and audio art recordings, ‘expanded cinema’ performances, videos, printed publications, and works in other media. They work under the umbrella organization called Public Works Productions. Members of the Tape-beatles currently include as of this writing Lloyd Dunn and John Heck. Former or occasional members of the group include Chuck Hollister, Linda Morgan Brown, Paul Neff, and Ralph Johnson." When they released 'Music With Sound' in 1991 it blew my mind. The best ever work piece of Plunderphonics and never to be repeated. They had a bunch of cassette releases, which ended up on CDs later on, and so even 'Steal This Lick', while not released as such on CD, is partly a blue print for 'Music With Sound'. A thirty minute tape and not a C46 as Discogs says (this to avoid that people really think Discogs is right and I cut off some music), and I added 'America Is Confident', a 6" flexi on Plagiarism and 'Home Problems/Grave Implications', a 7"on Carburetor Records. These three tracks were taken from 'The Grand Delusion' CD on Staalplaat in the same versions but I thought you might be interested in hearing a version on vinyl.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you. "Music with Sound" blew me away, too, as did "The Grand Delusion". They were played regularly on my radio show (91Noise, WRVU-Nashville, 91.1fm). Got anything else by them? Or Sucking Chest Wound?

433 RPM said...

i think pretty much everything by them has been released on CD - and on the risk of repeating myself: i don't do Cds. so no sucking chest wound either