Sun, 23 Apr 1995 13:49:38 Thread 19 of 67 Lines 556 Re: U2/Negativland Respno 1 of 1 aj153@FreeNet.Carleton.CA David Watson at The National Capital FreeNet 2759w

I've copied the transcription of the words/samples from the _Fair Use_ book. Here goes one long fucking post:

@ALBUM: u2

Taken from the book _Fair Use--The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2_ by Negativland (Seeland--013CD-B) Edited from the original file by Dave Watson of the Severed Heads Liberation Front (

A1, A2--Jack Armstrong (old radio series) B--Bono C--Casy Kasem CB1, CB2, CB3--CB and Ham radio transmissions CBJ--CB radio jammer D--Don CL--Cyndi Lauper (Presenter, MTV Rock Video Awards) MTVA--Announcer, MTV Rock Video Awards UMTV--Unidentified presenter, MTV Rock Video Awards S--Coven (a band) v1-v5--Various unidentified individuals W--The Weatherman WCB--The Weatherman on CB Radio ------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------ @SONG: I Still Haven't found What I'm Looking For (1991 A Cappella Mix) (7:21)

CB1: Reproduction or what? CB2: What did you say? CB1: What kind of production? CB2: "There are all sorts of could do, you know, a little spoof on something... V1: This is also nothing new. CB1: Yeah, get some stuff together, no problem, y'know, depends on what you do... A1 (Jack Armstrong): C'mon, let's look... V2: Journey? W (The Weatherman): Ha ha ha, ho...Oh, well... V3: No, no, no, Uh-uh. C (Casey Kasem): This is American Top Forty. W: I have climbed the highest mountains, CB2: Uh, I believe that's the Weatherman there... W: And guess what? CB1: Where ya at? W: I have run...through the fields... only to be with you...yup, with you... no one else, just you. C: Here's the first Top 40 hit... W: And guess what? C: ...for the Irish band from Dublin who call themselves U2... W: I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls... Yeah, that's really great, I can't believe I did it, but nevertheless, I have done that for you. C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. W: Only to be with you, I've done all these things. C: The f- W: Yeah, with you. The fat one, that's it... C: The f- W: You're the fat one, and I wanna be with you... A1: What's the matter?) C: Can I say, why was it changed here? W: But on the other hand, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. V3: Maybe they'll make it as a junior U2. W: But on the other hand, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. C: That's the letter U and the numeral... V3: They say... W: Nope, definitely not. C: ...two. W: I haven't found it. V3: They say they're kinda like U2. W: I just can't seem to find it. C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. W: Nope, definitely not, I haven't found it. C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. A1: C'mon. W: And here's what else I've done... A1: C'mon, let's see what we can find. W: I have kissed honey lips, felt the healing in her fingertips. I've even done that. C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. W: While I was doing that-- y'know, all the kissing on the honey lips?-- it burned like fire, and it reminded me of cheap, melting plastic--the kind that makes little clouds of white vapo-gas and then when it catches on fire, it makes those little...little strings of black smoke with little ashes attached to them. That's how it was kissing honey lips. C: Why are we doing it? Why have we changed something?) W: And I still haven't found it. B (Bono): Uh... W: What I'm looking for, that is. I just don't know where the Hell it is...I just can't seem to find it... B: The last thing we wanted to do was sound like anybody else. So with U2... C: That's the letter U and the numeral 2. B: you've gotta challenge it, you know, musically speaking, you know, you've gotta find new sounds in a guitar, you've gotta find a new way of approaching a 4/4 beat. You know, rock and roll still needs innovation ...and there's a lot, there's a... there's a lot out there. V4: Someone has said, "Get a great idea, a great purpose, marry it, and raise a family. C: What the Hell's going on here? V5: Bono. A2: Why, Billy, look! C: I should be saying, "American Top 40 is heard in the fifty states, and around the..." V4: Are you two married to a great idea? C: It was every week, "American Top 40 is heard in the..." A2: Everything is topsy-turvy! A1: I'll say it is! C: Is it to just screw up things? V4: Marriage is not you two living for each other. C: 'Cause I can't say this...y'know... A1: Let's see what we can find. A2: Everything is such a mess! C: Jeez, I thought we were almost finished... V4: It is you two uniting to live as a team for this great purpose. A1: What's the matter? Find something? A2: No. CBJ (CB jammer): [unintelligible]... fuck his ass...go jerk his bone! A2: No, I can't find anything here. WCB: That damn sewer-mouth is back again. A2: There's no one in here now... CBJ: ...[unintelligible]... A2: There's nothing but Uncle Jim's shortwave radio set.) C: Ponderous! Is Don on the phone? D (Don): Hi, Casey. Uh, had 'em put me right on the speakerphone for ya. Uh, now...I just got word from Mr. Friday that, uh...uh, we can't pay you anything for this until, uh, our label sends us some of the money they owe, this will, uh, have to be benefit, uh... C: Good golly, Miss Molly! D: Well, I gotta catch a plane. Give my regards to the Weatherman and, uh, heh, You Too! C: You know, they do this to me all the time...I dunno what the hell they do it for, but... CB: Yeah that...the guy that was talking to the sewer-mouth there, bring 'im back. C: Now, make it--and I also want to know what happened to the pictures I was supposed to see this week? WCB: Hey, sewer-mouth! CBJ: Could be...hey, I'm on a frequency, bet ya can't find me! CB: Hes's got the sideband out there? C: That's the letter 2, and the numeral U. W: Nyeh ha ha haaa. I was a worm in the night CB: [unintelligible] W: And cold as a stone, I was. C: Alright, alright... OK, let's try it, OK? UMTV (MTV Rock Video Awards presenter): Cyndi? CL (Cyndi Lauper): OK... W: And I believe in kingdom come... UMTV: Cyndi? CL: OK... W: And all the colors bleeding into one big mess. CL: OK... W: I'll probably have to get out the S.T.P. cleaner on that one, maybe the 409, but I'm not sure yet. CL: Uh... C:That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. UMTV: I have the envelope here... W: And you broke the bonds. CL: And uh... W: You broke the goddamn bonds... CL: And uh... W: You loosened the chains... UMTV: I have the envelope... W: You carried a cross... UMTV: I have the envelope here... W: And my shame, and my shame... Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame... CL: And uh... W: So much shame, yeah. Ha, ha, hoo, hoo, hee, ha, haaa. CL And uh...I'm a little nearsighted. C: Why have we changed changed something that we've been doing all along? W: You know, I believe it. C: Alright... W: Nope, I guess I don't believe it...I don't know what I'm talking about... C: This is, this is blowin'...ya know... W: But, nevertheless, I still haven't found it. C: That's the letter U... W: I haven't found what I'm looking for, I haven't found it... C: I can't say it again! W: I'm lookin' for it, but I don't even know where it is. C: ...and the numeral 2. W: I don't even really know... CL: Before we announce the winner... W: ...anything anymore, I just... C: See, that doesn't sound right either. W: ...I don't really know what to do... CL: Let's just... C: Alright... CL: Let's just... W: ...or do I? CL: ...recap... C: OK, let's just try it, OK? CL: ...the nominees. W: But I still haven't found it. C: That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. W: That doesn't make sense: "But I still haven't found it, I'm looking..." UMTV: I have the envelope here... W: "I'm...", no, "I'm, I'm looking for it..." UMTV: I have the envelope here... W: No, just: "I'm-- looking--for--it." UMTV: I have the envelope... C: That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. W: And...I... CBJ: There ain't nobody can find me on this frequency. W: Ha, ha, ha, ha... MTVA (MTV Rock Video Awards announcer): U2, U2, U2, U2... W: I just don't know much of anything. Maybe I oughta be shot point blank in the stamper tonight. C: That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. CBJ: Hey, c'mon, find me... you can't find me?... C: Is that the way I say that? I dunno how to say it. MTVA: U2, "I Still Haven't What I'm Looking For". W: Well, I'll be jiggered. There it is. C: We're counting down the 40 biggest hits in the 50 states. WCB: Hey sewer-mouth, we're gonna getcha. C: "This is American Top 40..." This is American Top 40, heard..." ...God, I hate that. We come outta that, and then I gotta say the goddamned Ameri... CL: And uh... C: I hear the American Top 40 jingle and then I say, "This is American Top For..." CL: And uh, the winner is... C: Let the goddamn jingle I.D. this show. I I.D. the show whenever there isn't a jingle, don't I? CL: The winner is... C: Don't I do it between every goddamn record that we play? CL: INXS! ------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------ @SONG: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [Special Edit Radio Mix] (5:51)

C: "Now, we're up to our long-distance dedication. And this one is about kids, and pets, and a situation that we can all understand, whether we have kids, or pets, or neither. It's from a man in Cincinatti, Ohio. And here's what he writes:

"'Dear Casey, This may seem to be a strange dedication request, but I'm quite sincere, and it'll mean a lot if you play it. Recently, there was a death in our family. He was a little dog named Snuggles. But he was most certainly a part of...'"

Let's co...Let's start again...from, comin' out of the record... Play the record, okay?... Please... CBJ: You can't get on the frequency that I'm on, ya dumb son of a bitch. C: "That's the letter U, and the numeral 2. The four-man band features Adam Clayton on bass, Larry Mullen on drums, Dave Evans, nicknamed 'The Edge', on..." ...this is bullshit, nobody cares...these guys are from England, and who gives a shit?! CBJ: Oh, yeah... C: It's a lot of wasted names that don't mean diddly-shit! CBJ: I... Fer sure, fer sure, you guys don't know where he's at, you don't know shit about him... C: This is bullshit, this is bullshit... CB1: Sounds like he's portable, too. C: Who gives a shit, who gives a shit? WCB: Yeah, it is close... C: Diddly shit, diddly shit, diddly shit, diddly shit, CBJ: Yeah... WCB: Damn right. C: Nobody cares! WCB: It's been getting stronger all the time here... C: Snuggles. CBJ: Yeah... C: Snuggles. CBJ: Oh, yeah... C: Snuggles. CBJ: Oh, yeah, OK... C: He was a little dog, named Snuggles. [Dog barking] C: This is American Top 40. This is American Top 40. This is bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. CBJ: Ahhh, ya can't get ahold of me, ya little fuckin' twerp cocksucker... [whistle] Fuck you! CB2: So when we find ya, we want your blood. CBJ: Here we go with the shit "Tryin' to find 'im" again, "Oh, when we find 'im..." You goddamn haven't found, you couldn't find your fuckin' asshole if your fuckin' butt wasn't connected to it... Buncha fuckin' white-ass honkeys, man, ya can't find shit, stupid bastards. CB2: I wanna meet you... Definitely, I don't think you got the fuckin' balls. CBJ: You haven't found anybody, anywhere, anytime. You never have given out his correct address, his fuckin' right-on description, or a car, or nothin'. You got some fuckin' bullshit info... Ha, you haven't done shit with 'im. CB1: We didn't find you yet? We really didn't find you the first time? CBJ: When was the first time, huh? When was the first time? Hey, why don't you give out his, his address, an' what he looks like, and his car, and all that fuckin' information. Goddamn, you got somebody there, I dunno who, but go ahead and get all that shit outta you, why don't you go over there and knock on his fuckin' door man, ya, ya think ya know where he's at and all this shit...

C: ...See, when you come out of those up-tempo goddamn numbers, man, it's impossible to make those transitions... and then ya gotta go into somebody dyin'... [Dog growls] C: Goddammit if we can't come outta a slow record, I don't understand it... CBJ: [unintelligible] C: Why are we doing these instrumentals? Cause we got 'em? I don't understand it. V1: This is also nothing new. C: I don't understand it. V1: This is also nothing new. C: I don't understand it. CBJ: [unintelligible] Cocksucker! V1: I think that people read more into the music than is really there... C: Will somebody find out the goddamn answer? V1: In the 50's, they considered it vulgar and despicable to have songs like "Teach Me Tonight," "Let's Do It" by Cole Porter, "All of You" by Cole Porter--those were considered euphemisms for something dirty. C: Who gives a shit? V1: Some vulgar, dirty act. C: Diddly shit, diddly shit! V1: The Kingston Trio sang a song that used the word "damn". It was banned on the radio. C: Goddammit! V1: In the 60's, there was a song called "Louie Louie"... C: Goddammit! V1: was played upside, backwards... C: Goddammit! V1: ...every way they could play it, looking for the dirty message. C: Goddammit! V1: They never found the dirty message; the FCC was brought in. C: Oh, Fuck! V1: Uhh, in the 70's, people went through the same period, looking for the dirtiness of the song. S (Coven): SATAN!...HAIL, SATAN! V1: I...waaat? S: HAIL!...[Whssshhh] V1: I... S: HAIL!...[Whssshhh] V1: I.. I really don't think that the Satanic message is there... CBJ: Go out an' fuckin' find him, man. C: Snuggles. CB2: Be prepared to meet your Maker... C: Fuck! CB2: I'm after your ass, boy. CBJ: Aaaur, sounds like one of those gay Bay boys... C: Snuggles. CB2: Definitely. Meet me at Mohr Lane and, uh, Monument. I'll personally meet you. C: Fuck! CB2: You'll see me... C: Snuggles. CB2: ...I'll be wearin' a red and white baseball cap, says "ABC Auto Parts" on it. C: OK... CB2: Can't miss me, son. C: OK... CBJ: Oh, he sounds like a real fancy dresser now, doesn't he, ha, ha? C: OK... CB2: I'm gonna whup your fuckin' ass. C: OK, I want a goddamn concerted effort to come out of a record that isn't a fucking up-tempo record everytime I do a goddamn death dedication! It's the last goddamn time, I want SOMEBODY to use his fuckin' brain, to not come out of a goddamn record that is, uh, that, that's up-tempo and I gotta talk about a fuckin' dog dying!!! CB3: That guy gets himself into so much shit! CB1: ...stupid shithead again... CB3: Who knows? He might be the straightest kid in town. C: Boy, is this fuckin' ponderous, man. Ponderous, fuckin' ponderous. CB3: Eat shit and die, Richard! C: "This is American Top 40, right here on the radio station you grew up with, Music Radio 138..." Oh, Fuck! CB1: Oh, fuck you, Liz... CB3: Well, fuck You Too, Richard. CB1: Auuuw, fuck you, Liz! CB3: Fuck You Too, Richard! CB1: You'd like to, yeah, wouldn't ya? CB3: Oh, I'm such a nice kid, though.


Tue, 18 Apr 1995 08:10:40 Thread 227 of 295 Lines 11 U2/Negativland No responses Larry Gilbert at Eskimo North (206) For-Ever

The full audio of Negativland's embattled "U2" single is now available on the World Wide Web.