DougH Audio Sampler
Compiled as an audio component forthe Untidy exhibit, distributed in very limited CDR edition
All tracks by Doug Harvey except where noted. Free Download to be restored shortly.
1 Cold Black Coffee (1993)
Allegedly aired on KXLU’s Demolisten and described thereon as “the worst song ever recorded.”
2 Spitting Out Our Medication Created in 1998 for the exhibition and CD catalog “Of Sound Mind” at San Francisco’s Refusalon gallery.
3 Rasputin (1995)An instrumental cover version of the classic Boney M dance track about the Russian mystic “Rah rah Rasputin Russia’s greatest love machine – there was a cat that really was gone!” Eventually to be graced with a vocal track by Bridget Marrin.
4 Elegy for John Cage IV From an 8 section suite realized during a 1993 audio artist residency (AAIR) at Video Pool in Winnipeg. It didn’t really have a lot to do with Cage, but he died just before submissions were due, so I figured “Hey, this’ll fool em.” And it did.
5 Give Gramma the Gun (1992) A blatant appeal to the marketplace, rightfully spurned for its fawning adoption of commercial conventions.
6 Music for Airedales Ambient music for pets was a novel idea in 1988, when this piece was constructed on an Amiga computer using a single sample of English dog training guru Barbara Woodhouse.
7 Tammy Serna - Photo Captions From Old National Geographic Magazines Arranged So Their Initials Spell Out the Third Thunderclap from Finnegan’s Wake sung in the style of Linda Ronstadt doing Gilbert & Sullivan for The New Now Sounds of Today! CD artists’ songpoems (lyrics set to music and recorded by Magic Key Inc.) Art issues Press, August 2000. Lyrics by D. Harvey.
8 Jonestown (white night/white noise mix) Sound component to the painting white night/white noise consisting of electronically processed recordings of Rev Jim Jones, created for the 2000 exhibit ‘Soundtracks’ in Peterborough ON
9 Charles Ray Experience - bone's nausea edit (1993)
The CRAY consisted of Hector Romero, Colin Cook, and Doug Harvey, and was primarily a vehicle for Hector’s vision, though there were plenty of moments of transcendent group inebriation, such as this.
10 Tenacious Mucoid Exudate - People Give Me the Creeps Half noise/half pop art band coalesced for the summer 1989 artist residency at The Banff Center – the bass is strung with springs from a gooseneck lamp. Lyrics by D. Harvey.
11 CNT (1992)Four hours of Gregorian Chant digitally compressed into 4:33 of multi-monophonic glitch ecstatics for the on-the-go New Ager that needs to relax FAST!
12 Charles Ray Experience – Drown (1993) Lyrics by D. Harvey.
13 CTZN KN (1996) Soundtrack to a 3 minute Super-8 condensation of Citizen Kane, made by setting the camera on time lapse facing the TV and taping a mic to the tripod leg, then speeding up and layering the resultant recording.
14 Wives & Lovers (Bacharach/David) (1992)
Way before Elvis Costello made Bacharach hip again. Unless you count Live Stiffs. This is the 2008 Really Happening remix.
15 Elegy for John Cage III Plus there were only three submissions for three slots.
16 Charles Ray Experience - Caesar Salad Lyrics by H. Romero/D. Harvey.
17 Romantic Landscape #11 In the early 90's, between periods of high Mannlicher Carcano activity, I created a series of sound environments called Romantic Landscapes using multiple turntables - up to 10 at a time, each playing lightly stuck grooves that would mutate over time. This is a typical soundtrack excerpt.
19 After the Sadness Show (2008) Lyrics by D. Harvey.