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01
John Baldessari Learn To Draw
02 :52
02
Judy Fiskin Junior Year Abroad
01 :11
03
Alexis Smith Pull My Daisy
02 :42
04
Kelley And Mike Anal Sadistic
02 :49
05
Museum of Jurassic Technology I Can Not, Dare Not Believe It
02 :46
06
Pae White Sunny Origami
02 :32
07 04 :06
08 01 :48
09
Ruben Ortiz Torres La Internacional
03 :09
10
Robert Heinecken The Critics Lament
02 :27
11
Rev & Mrs Ethan Acres In Denny's Last Sunday
03 :34
12
Dave Muller Menomenology
02 :40
13
Sharon Ellis Ghost In My Heart
02 :31
14
Eleanor Antin Bad Song
04 :03
15
Stephen Hull Monday's Planet
03 :05
16
Stephen Prina The Devil, Probably II
02 :24
17
Martin Kersels Fit To Be Tied
03 :17
19
Gary Simmons Spooks
01 :03
20 04 :27
21
Jeffrey Vallance Tack Sa Mycket
02 :08
ARTIST
TITLE
The New Now Sounds Of Today!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ART 19701 ART 19701
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/30/2000

Subtitled: Songpoems by Twenty-One Contemporary Artists. "Songpoems are a unique 20th-century American artform, created in factory-like recording studios from amateur lyrics solicited through small ads in the backs of comic books and pulp magazines. Promising the possibility of stardom, the small recording companies churned out dozens of vanity recordings each week during their heyday in the 1960s, usually in quantities just large enough to fulfill their contractual obligations. The New Now Sounds of Today! picks up where the songpoem tradition left off. Art issues Press solicited lyrics from 21 contemporary visual artists, primarily from Los Angeles, and commissioned one of the last remaining songpoem companies, Magic Key Productions of Ogden, Utah, to set the lyrics to music. The results exceeded all expectations. From the opening track, John Baldessari's 'New Age Luois Prima' lesson Learn to Draw to the closing number, Jeffrey Vallance's 'Johnny Rotten mutating into Elvis' Tak Sa Mycket (Swedish for 'Thank you very much'), The New Now Sounds of Today! is a hilarious, rollicking, and often surprisingly moving journey through a series of wildly original hybrids between fine-art words and popular musical forms. The elaborate letterpress packaging is designed by renowned underground artist/musician Bruce Licher of Independent Project Press and the bands Savage Republic and Scenic. It is offered in a limited-edition and numbered first pressing of 2000. The New Now Sounds of Today! is both a fine art and record collectable, but is most importantly an exploratory document of the collapsing boundaries between fine art, popular culture, theory, and commerce." Artists include Mike Kelley, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Jim Shaw, Alexis Smith, The Rev. & Mrs. Ethan Acres, Judy Fiskin, Joe Scanlan, Eleanor Antin, Sharon Ellis, Tamara Fites, Doug Harvey, Robert Heinecken, Steven Hull, Martin Kersels, Dave Muller, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Stephen Prina, Gary Simmons, Pae White.