Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Negativland - U2

Who:  Negativland

What:  Controversial 12" EP that proved to be Negativland's final release for SST Records. U2 got Negativland sued by Island Records, U2, and even SST Records.

When:  1991

Where:  Concord, CA

Why:   No one with a soul can resist skewering the most pompous windbags of the 1980s.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Negativland - U2 - SST

1.  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1991 A Capella Mix) -- *****
2.  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Special Edit Radio Mix) -- *****

Radness Average:  5.000

Negativland - U2

Verdict: A 5.0 Radness Average is not handed out lightly. Negativland is one of the only bands that can accurately be described as unique.

For fans of:  Culturcide, UltraViolence, Robert Anton Wilson, Clyde Lewis, KMFDM


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