Download – Tape-Beatles


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Much like Negativland and John Oswald before them, Tape-Beatles (not to confuse with the fab four) chose to be active observants/critics of popular culture, rather than passive participants.  Through the use of samples of political speech, TV news and pop music samples, they assembled entirely new songs out of fragments of work done by others. Outside of music, they also released printed media and videos and when Tape-Beatles ceased to exist, its former members Ralph Jonson and Lloyd Dunn continued their activity as Public Works.