Negativland

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Negativland is an experimental music band which originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. They took their name from a Neu! song, while their record label (Seeland Records) is named after another Neu! song. The current core of the band consists of Mark Hosler, Richard Lyons, Don Joyce, David Wills, aka The Weatherman, and Peter Conheim.

Negativland has released a number of albums ranging from pure sound collage to more musical expositions. These have mostly been released on their own label, Seeland Records. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they produced several recordings for SST Records, most notably Escape from Noise, Helter Stupid, and U2. Negativland were sued by the band U2's record label, Island Records, and by SST Records, which brought them widespread publicity and notoriety.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Negativland Negativland 4 2
1981 Points Negativland 3 2
1983 A Big 10-8 Place Negativland 4 2
1987 Escape From Noise Negativland 5 2
1989 Helter Stupid Negativland 5 6
1992 The Letter U and the Numeral 2 Negativland 4 1
1993 Free Negativland 4 1
1995 Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U & the Numeral 2 Negativland 5 1
1997 Dispepsi Negativland 1
2002 Deathsentences of the Polished and Structurally Weak Negativland 1
2005 No Business Negativland 4 1
2008 Thigmotactic Negativland 1
2014 It's All In Your Head Negativland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 These Guys Are From England and Who Gives a Shit Negativland 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Live on Tour Negativland 1
2006 It's All in Your Head FM Negativland 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 U2 Negativland 5 3
1992 Guns Negativland 3 1
2003 No Business Negativland / Shame 69 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Happy Heroes Negativland 1
1999 The ABCs of Anarchism Negativland / Chumbawamba 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Over the Edge, Volume 1: Jam Con '84 Negativland 2
1989 Over the Edge, Volume 3: The Weatherman's Dumb Stupid Come-Out Line Negativland 5 2
1993 Over the Edge, Volume 5: Crosley Bendix: The Radio Reviews Negativland 1
1993 Over the Edge, Volume 6: The Willsaphone Stupid Show Negativland 1
1994 Over the Edge, Volume 7: Time Zones Exchange Project Negativland 1
1995 Over the Edge, Volume 8: Sex Dirt Negativland 1
1995 Over the Edge, Volume 1½: The Starting Line With Dick Goodbody Negativland 1
1996 Over the Edge, Volume 2: Pastor Dick: Muriel's Purse Fund Negativland 1
2001 Over the Edge, Volume 4: Dick Vaughn's Moribund Music of the '70s Negativland 1

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