This, our first audio cassette compilation, arose from a growing awareness that our choice of photocopy as a medium could be taken much further, based on our supposition that any and all machines that could be used for duplicating and distributing information (on any scale) could be used for culture, as well. Nearly everyone had access to an audio cassette recorder in those days, making it without question even more accessible than the photocopy machine. Connect two cassette recorders together, and you had a publishing system. In short, a cultural opportunity arose before us, and we acted on our impulse collect and disseminate sound works.
This tentative foray into cassette culture would eventually lead us to spin off “Static” in too many directions, really: There was a HyperStatic Database in the late eighties, followed swiftly by a VideoStatic compilation of video art pieces (edited by John Heck), and the regularly syndicated weekly RadioStatic broadcasts (in which each of the Tape-beatles took turns as hosts). Of these, only the PhonoStatic Cassette series had anything like the sustained output of PhotoStatic Magazine, as this online archive attests.
The guest editor for this issue was Paul Neff (alias Smut Monkey).
Duplication run: 35.
PDF and Mp3 upload: 2006-03-01.
Photostatic Magazine Retrograde Archive no. 6'
Contributors and Tracks
The tracks are Mp3s and hosted on the UBUWEB archive.
|000a||Paul Neff, ed. Editor’s Spoken Introduction||0:39||772kb|
|001||The “All Steel” Space Weenies Brainwash||5:48||6.6Mb|
|002||Twa Dogs in Paris Sleeping||4:26||5.1Mb|
|003||Ll. Dunn Play 1||1:01||1.2Mb|
|004||John Heck Rock ’n’ Roll||3:05||3.5Mb|
|005||Steve Harp Violinist Michael Raven with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra conducted by Felix Slavkin||10:46||12.3Mb|
|006||Simon Peeks Buddy Holly Spin Improv||0:59||1.1Mb|
|006a||[ed.] Spoken Outro||0:08||176kb|
|007||Theolonius Mike and his Madcap Morons Howdy||5:18||6.1Mb|
|008||Secret Luncheon Meat Police Rackgobbler Frogjiblets||5:25||6.2Mb|
|009||Ralph Johnson Richard’s Mother||7:45||8.9Mb|
|010||9digit Zip Yes, John, We Have Better Things to Do With Our Hands||2:50||3.2Mb|
|011||9digit Zip Recent Piece||1:45||2Mb|
|012||Smut Monkey Swoop||2:01||2.4Mb|
|012a||[ed.] Editor’s Spoken Outro||0:38||748kb|