The New Boss record includes two tracks recorded 1999 in Chicago

Side 1: Collision

Side 2: Irony is the Fruit of Persistence.

The parameters of the Newboss were to explore the relationships between image, music and text.  In this case, the text refers to the vernacular of 1970's Rock and Roll. Using simple song structure, a short "radio friendly" hit is pressed on the first side, while the record is backed with a "non album" cut. The set was distributed through a vinyl record packaged in a limited edition offset print run of 100 copies.  The physicality of this music, or the "live-ness", in both style and form, was an attempt to bridge the object with the content in a vernacular setting. A band eventually culminated from this recording.  The band performed many times between 2000 and 2003 in both art settings and popular music venues.  In rehearsals, this band developed a set list of both originals and covers, which attempted to blur distinctions between a concept music and body music.  This set was never recorded although there is live footage of some pieces.

The objective was to eventually produce two albums of material, one which would explore the murky physicality of the body and the next which was to explore the brightness and exploratory nature of the mind.  

  • Pick It Up, Put It Down

    7" record and offset printed cover. edition of 100 2000.

  • Pick It Up, Put It Down

    7" record and offset printed cover. edition of 100 2000.