This is my story, vol. 3
Steve’s track is called “Hesitating Fast”, in the middle of a positively gritty anthology of “new blues in Italy”. You had to be there, but if you were it was fun.
State of the Union 2, Atavistic (1999)
The second volume (including reissue of the tracks from the original 1982 vinyl release) of Elliott Sharp’s great ongoing project in which he invites exponents of an amazing cross-section of the contemporary music scene to contribute works that must obey one rule only: each piece lasts one minute. The artists “censor” themselves by limiting their expression to an almost unnaturally short format. All proceeds of the operation are donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship.
In-Fraction, Casio-Fridge (1999)
An odd little anthology put together by Fridge, including Ital rappers Articolo 31 and a track by the Charlatans. Steve’s contribution is “Rotten Apple”.
Vampiri, EMI (1999)
Creepy horror compilation. Steve’s track “Death shall have no dominion”, from a poem by Dylan Thomas, appears only because the title contains the word “death”. Steve was thrilled to be on the same record as Iron Maiden, Prodigy, Talking Heads, Stranglers, Billy Idol, Ramones, Cult, Bauhaus, Ultravox, Japan, Iggy Pop and Leonard Cohen. We are not making this up.
State of the Union 2001, Electronic Music Foundation, 2001
Three-CD set of the latest chapter in Elliott Sharp’s continuing 1-minute music project (see description of State of the Union 2). Check out Electronic Music Foundation to order or find out about their other activities and publications.
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Cool compilation of 8-bit low-fi videogame inspired music by European artists, including a track by gray eminences Steve and Gak.