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Negativland (These Guys are from England and Who Gives a Shit)



In 2005 the notoriously banned Negativland remix/parody of U2 was finally released on the band's own Seeland label in the form of various live performances and remixes. U2's pursuit of this fair-use appropriation and commentary cost Negativland tens of thousands of dollars and consumed years of their lives in courtroom battles. Apparently, in what appears to be a magnificent feat of hypocrisy, while suing Negativland, U2 on their own tours appropriated video and radio imagery and sounds to use in their stage show and trumpeted the modern uses of media collage (40 minutes).



Playlist



01 Excerpt from Over The Edge

02 Long Distance Dedciation

03 1991 A Capella Mix

04 Special Edit Radio Mix - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

05-10 Live in concert at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 1993


 

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