«the Diedrich Diederichsen Listening-Corner» (DVD version) at the 18th Stuttgart Film Winter
Note: the new media and art work installation selection commitee (Hans D. Christ, Benjamin Fisher, Till Franitza, Karin Hinterleitner, Xenia Leydel, Ulrich Wegenast) initially rejected this project.
Commitee-member Xenia Leydel overruled the decision (a privilege alloted each member on a one-time basis), thereby allowing «the Diedrich Diederichsen Listening-Corner» to be shown in the town where Diederichsen teaches (at the Merz Akademie, a private art/advertising school).
The work was installed in a shop selling records and second-hand furniture, and featured as a "godmother installation" (none of us has met Xenia yet, so thanks all the more) in the Festival´s programme.
Liner Notes accompanying the DVD
"Quadrophonischer Kunstkopf": The Diedrich Diederichsen Listening-Corner
(Diedrich Diederichsen: Former writer/publisher of the Cologne-based music monthly Spex; former member of the Bundeskulturstiftung (German Culture Foundation), currently writes for Texte zur Kunst, Parkett, Artforum; Professor at the Merz Akademie (Stuttgart), author, "guest-theoretician" of the Hamburg Art Center (Kunstverein) for 2006-2007).
Bands/releases which received enthusiastic reviews or top-of-the-year rankings from Diedrich Diederichsen in the magazines Spex and Sounds.
Page number references are from his book 2000 Schallplatten 1979-1999, (Cologne: Hannibal Verlag, 2000), hereafter abbreviated 2000S. Other references are noted in full.
Bands/releases which were not featured on Diederichsen's top-of-the-year rankings and whose new releases were never reviewed for the period 1979-2000, unless designated by a *, in which case the band received a review after having released over 5 LPs or after breaking up.
In some cases (designated by a #) the bands received negative reviews, or reviews which contain completely inappropriate comparisons, or put them in a negative light compared to the band which is featured on Headphone 1, see notes.
|A: Talking Heads "I Zimbra" from the Fear of Music LP (Sire) |
B: The Static "My Relationship" from A Theoretical Record 7'' (Theoretical)
|A: Young Marble Giants "Music for Evenings" from the Colossal Youth LP (Rough Trade)|
B: X "Beyond and Back" from the Decline of Western Civlization Soundtrack (Slash)
|A: The Human League "Circus of Death" from the Reproduction LP (Virgin)|
B: Throbbing Gristle # "Hometime" from the Third and Final Report LP (Industrial,1979)
A: Red Crayola "Portrait of V.I. Lenin in the Style of Jackson Pollock" from the Kangaroo? LP
B: DNA "New New" from A Taste of DNA EP (American Clavé)
| A: Psychedelic Furs "She's Mine" from the Talk Talk Talk LP (Columbia)|
B: The Birthday Party "Nick the Stripper" from the Prayers on Fire LP (Missing Link)
|A: Dexy's Midnight Runners "Let's make this Precious" from the Too Rye-Ay LP (Mercury)|
B: Mission of Burma* "Learn How" from the V.S. LP (Ace of Hearts)
|A: Defunkt "I tried to live alone" from the Thermonuclear Sweat LP (Hannibal)|
B: Music Revelation Ensemble "Baby Talk" from the No Wave LP (Moers, 1980)
| A: Spandau Ballet "Nature of the Beast" from the Parade LP (Chrysalis)|
B: The Meat Puppets "I 'm a mindless idiot" and "Lost" from the Meat Puppets II LP (SST)
|A: ABC "Tower of London" from the How to be a Millionaire EP (Mercury)|
B: Big Black "Seth" from the Bulldozer EP (Ruthless)
|A: Gaye Bikers on Acid "Git Down" from the Drill your own Hole LP (Virgin)|
B: The Pagans "Nowhere to Run" from the Pink Album LP (Terminal, 1983)
| A: Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot" from the Daydream Nation LP (Blast First)|
B: Mars# "3E" from the untitled 7'' (Rebel) and "Hairwaves" from the No New York Compilation (Antilles, both 1978)
| A: Art Phag "Golf"|
B: Drunks with Guns "Beautiful Happiness"
Both from the Beautiful Happiness Compilation (Shigaku Ltd.)
A: World Domination Enterprises: "I Can't Live Without My Radio" from the Love from Lead City LP (Caroline)
B: Einstürzende Neubauten# "Ich bins" from the Fünf auf der Nach oben offenen Richterskala LP (Some Bizarre)
|A: Ornette Coleman "Bourgeois Boogie" from the Virgin Beauty LP (CBS/Portrait)|
B: Cecil Taylor "Stylobate und The Old Canal" from the Leaf Palm Hand LP (FMP)
| A: Giant Sand "Pathfinder" from the Center Of The Universe LP (Restless) |
B: Savage Republic "Mapia" from the Customs LP (Independent Project)
| A: SWA "Conquest" from the Winter LP (SST)|
B: Slint "ron" and "nan ding" from the tweez LP (Jennifer Hartman)
|A: John Zorn-Naked City "Shan Kuan Ling Feng" from the Torture Garden LP (Toy's Factory)|
B: Gerogerigegege "Gero-P" from the Senzuri Power Up LP (Vis A Vis)
|A: Wynton Marsalis "Levee Sweet Moon" from the Thick in the South LP (Columbia)|
B: Anthony Braxton "#23M" from the Willisau (Quartet) LP (hat Art)
|A: All "Dot" from the Percolator LP (Cruz)|
B: Timber "Stupid Reasons" from the Parts and Labor LP (Rift)
|A: Boogie Down Productions "13 and Good" from the Sex and Violence LP (Teldec)|
B: Killa Instinct "the Bambi Murders (Vocal mix)" from the Bambi Murders EP (Music of Life)
|A: Freestyle Fellowship "Respect Due" from the Inner City Griots LP (Island)|
B: Charles Gayle "Sanctification" from the More Live double-LP (Knitting Factory Works)
|A: Melvins "Pitfalls in Serving Warrants" from the Honky LP (Amphetamine Reptile)|
B: U.S. Maple "Mountain Top" from the Sang Phat Editor LP (Skin Graft)
|A: Wyclef Jean "Perfect Gentlemen" from the Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars LP (Sony)|
B: Sensational "Freaky Alert" and "Umm" from the Loaded with Power LP (Wordsound)
|A: Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Pocahontas" from the Year of the Horse LP (Reprise)|
B: Halb "Dear Old Village Churchyard" from the Ad Similis LP (Fidel Bastro)
|A: Whirpool Productions "Mampee Models" from the ??? LP (PolyGram)|
B: Helgoland "Groindl", "Save Changes", "(Walkin' on) Crystal Drive",
"Interstate Gold Fischli", "telecombat 03", and "Evil Rustico"
from the 20 Minutes with Helgoland EP (NWN)