Monday 5 January 2009

V/A - State of the Union (1992)



STATE OF THE UNION

A Collection of 68 short works curated by Elliott Sharp. Avant, Jazz, Rock, Noise, and all the Downtown space between. A good overview of what (some) Popular Music sounded like before the bloody 90s.
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1992#1

1. David Weinstein - Non-Verbal News (1:00)
2. Barbara Barg - Hey Geoge (1:00)
3. Borbetomagus & Voice Crack - Westworld (1:03)
4. Soldier String Quartet - Patchwork Quilt For Those Now Gone (0:55)
5. Margot Mifflin - Backlash (1:03)
6. Krackhouse - The Whole World Turned Upside Down (0:53)
7. Ikue Mori - Frankspeach/Tonge And Groove (0:59)
8. Anthony Coleman - Patches '91 (0:56)
9. God Is My Co-Pilot - Role Model (0:55)
10. Lois V. Vierk & Ngoneni Cele - Nkosi Sikelel 'l Africa (1:07)
11. Marc Ribot - Motherless Child (1:04)
12. Vicki Stansbury - African Spit Poems (0:58)
13. Gen Ken Montgomery - Keystone Model CC-16 (1:03)
14. John Zorn & Yamatsuka Eye - Cowlick Pussyman (1:07)
15. David Fulton - Overture For The 90's (1:06)
16. Nicholas Collins - Tropical Boubou (0:52)
17. Marc Sloan - Murk (1:21)
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1992#2

18. Syd Straw - What I Heard (0:54)
19. David Linton - Land Du Lack (1:11)
20. Pamela Z - State (1:09)
21. Grafted Media Devil - A Minute To Pray (0:57)
22. Mofungo - Down He Looked, At Her Pocketbook (0:51)
23. Henry Kaiser - Moosylvania Perestroika Guitar Solo (0:59)
24. Mad Arab - The Cold Silent Treatment (1:04)
25. David Shea - Quiet Please! (0:54)
26. Alex Noyes - Vocalize (0:59)
27. Wanda Phipps & M. Doughty & Jonathan Maron - Marching To Euphoria (1:04)
28. Michelle Kinney - An Arrival (0:58)
29. Brian Karl - Inspirational Message (0:54)
30. Lee Ann Brown & Sarah Boyd Blair - The Of A The (0:59)
31. A Thousand Tiny Fingers - Ready, Set, Shred (1:09)
32. Leslie Ross - A New World Sympathy (0:54)
33. Hal Willner - Jerry's Hymn Of The Republic (1:13)
34. Shelley Hirsch - Hallucinogen (0:55)
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1982 #1

35. John Lurie - Good Morning Dear (1:05)
36. Felipe Orrego - One Minute (1:04)
37. Peter Blegvad & John Greaves - Like A Baby (1:01)
38 - Diana Meckley - A Small Motion (1:02)
39. Bill Obrecht - Cornered (1:09)
40. Pulsallama - May (1:44)
41. Bartok Liebermann - As Told To Andrew Zev Weinstein (0:35)
42. Michael Boom - Misery Loop (0:44)
43. Squat Theatre - Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free (1:28)
44. A.C. Chubb - Rough Translations Will Be Provided For The Ancient Inscriptions (0:50)
45. Gerry Lindahl - What's To Come (1:00)
46. Arto Lindsay & Toni Nogueira - Due Pay To (1:05)
47. Social Climbers - Standing In The Need Of Prayer (1:00)
48. Sonorexia - F Troop (0:57)
49. Tim Wright (2) - My Town (1:00)
50. Spalding Gray - Address (1:23)
51. Thi-Linh Le (w/ Laswell, Beinhorn, Skopelitis) - No Regrets (1:18)
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1982 #2

52. Christian Marclay - Disc Composition #23 (1:07)
53. Adele Bertei - Baal (1:17)
54. Ivan Kupala - Discoration Of Independence (1:09)
55. Charles K. Noyes - Discrepancies (0:59)
56. Chris Vine - Terminal Activity (1:02)
57. Tuli Kupferberg - A Rant (1:20)
58. Sue Hanel - Agenda (1:06)
59. Butch Morris & Jessica Hagedorn - Crayon Bondage (1:13)
60. F.A. Nettelbeck & Wayne Horvitz - Beer Notation (0:40)
61. Martin Bisi & Victoria Galvez Bisi - Bear Dance (0:54)
62. Melody Sumner - The Time Is Now (1:02)
63. Marina La Palma - World Whirl (1:15)
64. Bob Holman & Vito Ricci - Panic DJ's State Of The Union (1:10)
65. Artless Time - Cherry Blossom (1:12)
66. Fred Frith & Tina Curran - I'm Still Here And I Know What Time It Is (1:06)
67. Patrick Sumner - Precious Chemicals And Dice (1:15)
68. Hi-Sheriffs Of Blue - HMZ (1:08)


Tracks 01-34 released in 1992.
Tracks 35-68 originally released in 1982.
Collection released by Muworks in 1993.
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9 comments:

SW said...

Very attractive list of names! Thank you for another great share!

Lucky said...

a true classic! e# probably had a better hand in curating compilations such as this, than with his own many projects, i think to myself. ;)

a bravo-thanks for sharing it!

btw: the ted rall comic you posted yesterday is funny - a bit over the top, but hitting the nail on the head!

bravo juju said...

SW: Thank you for your recent comments, and a bravo 2009.

Lucko Akbar: I enjoy some early Sharp, but most of the 90s/00s stuff (including, imo, most of those breakbeat attempts) are quite dull and unispired.
Nails, hammers, walls.

Lucky said...

Saw E# last time about 2 years ago, solo guitar with multiple effects, delays etc. The sound overall was sometimes quite interesting, but Sharp didn't seem to really enjoy himself while playing - quite contrary to someone like Jon Rose, whom I saw in a similar setting, but much more in contact with his listeners, interacting, open, etc. Well, not everybody can be communicative, maybe Sharp is locked inside his universe and can't find an exit...

marramua said...

Thank You.. Your Blog is one of the most interesings..

Anonymous said...

There's a 2-CD version of this over at Never Get Out Of The Boat. 146 tracks.

http://nevergetoutoftheboat.blogspot.com/2008/05/state-of-union.html

victoria said...

great comp, thanks

Addison Lande said...

thank you!

esp interested in sue hanel, former guitarist of swans

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