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01 02 :19
02
Harold Schroeder Silent Rituals
03 :32
03
Greg Neutra/J.D. Elliot Grieg Fatigue
02 :01
05
Smegma Potatoe War
00 :59
06 01 :55
07
Miles Forst Art, Art, Art
00 :41
08
Smegma One Moment
01 :30
09 00 :24
11 01 :01
12 00 :22
13
Otto Fick Untitled
00 :48
15
Karen Kato Xmas 1952
00 :35
16
J.J. Allen Vargas Victim of Racism
01 :49
17
Dennis Guy Mehaffey Busta Nosa
01 :47
21 01 :03
22
Maureen Abbott A Personal Statement
00 :14
23
Smegma Take One
03 :29
24 00 :56
25
Mr. Foon Timeless #1
05 :50
26
Bertil Petersson Monologue to Henry VIII
02 :05
28
Ace & Duce Dogs Are Barking
00 :37
29
Irene Dogmatic/Rose Tatoo A Kindred Soul to Jack Smith
00 :36
30
Gordon Shields Cotton Duck, Up and Back
00 :59
31
Gary Beydler Record Stick
00 :16
33
Donald Spaulding I Don't Want This to Happen
00 :32
34 01 :04
35
Sue Farthing Something Happening
00 :22
36
Waynna Kato White/Noise
00 :29
37
Jim Abuan/Peter Muzzey Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad?
00 :20
38
Juan Gomez This Is My Country
02 :47
39
P.J. Campbell Silence
01 :01
40
Kathe Schreyer Don't Make Me Laugh
00 :15
41 01 :42
42
Gary Laskin Have Sex With Rex
01 :25
43
Jean Koller Dream
03 :20
ARTIST
TITLE
I.D. Art #2
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PD 023CD PD 023CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/4/2012

2007 release. When the Los Angeles Free Music Society 10CD set came out, much to Paradigm Discs' surprise, the early compilation I.D. Art #2 was not included in this otherwise major overview of the LAFMS. I.D. Art #2 was the second LP release on their label, coming after Le Forte Four's Bikini Tennis Shoes LP, and before the 2LP Live at the Brand, a split album between Le 44 and The Doo-Dooettes. It dates from 1976 and is also probably the most difficult LP on their catalog to find. Originally released in an edition of just 200 copies, most of which were given out to the 44 artists and groups who appeared on this extraordinary LP. The deal was that each track was paid for by the contributor at a rate of $8 per minute in exchange for four copies of the disc. Consequently, very few copies were ever made available via the LAFMS mail order service. With a running-time of 66 minutes and the sheer variety of contributions, I.D. Art #2 remained for most people a mysterious and tantalizing item. Most of the contributors came from the students at Otis Art Institute in L.A., and many make their only recordings ever for this disc. Among the known names from the LAFMS scene are: Le Forte Four, Joe Potts, Fredrick Nilsen, Mr. Foon, Ace & Duce, Dennis Mehaffey, as well as six tracks by Smegma. Other artists include the painter Miles Forst, violinist Josie Roth, film makers Doug Henry and Gary Beydler, mail artist and dog portrait painter Irene Dogmatic, Otis librarian Joan Hugo, graphic designer Kathe Schreyer, and many other creative artists and designers at the start of their careers who submitted their audio ideas, be it via telephone, in subways, recontextualizing old vinyl, philosophizing, story-telling, being abstract, joking, rehearsing and even playing instruments. This exhilarating journey, bursting with ideas, was compiled by Joe Potts and Waynna Kato.