CH. 03

The Culture Of The Copy

Intro

This chapter of Clube da Esquina is dedicated to appropriation, and for that reason borrows the title from the work of Hillel Schwartz (1948-). Published in 1998, The Culture Of The Copy makes a very particular sociological analysis around the notion of twins, of double or of replica in the context of popular culture, subjects that have occupied great part of the creative process of the Modern era. In the context of pop music, Jon Savage (1953-) explored the subject of appropriation in a famous article published in an issue of the late magazine The Face. Starting from an analysis of album covers, The Age of Plunder featured the iconic work of designer Peter Saville (1955-), Linder Sterling (1954-) and Malcolm Garrett (1956-). Leaving aside the visual character of objects, it is known that the history of sampling has dominated much of the current music industry, in which, more and less clearly, a new music is built containing traces of another. The third part of this radio show is structured upon a set of songs that came to question principles of originality but which definitely rival or risk surpassing its originals. In short, we’ll hear versions that don’t sound like a copy. Definitely not déjà vu!

Tracklist

  • Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare:
    Meditations On Mingus — Canon (Part I) (3.20)
    Original by Charles Mingus
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  • Nina Simone — Baltimore (4.37)
    Original by Randy Newman
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  • Dâm-Funk — 17 Days (4.42)
    Original by Prince
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  • Material — Cosmic Slop (5.15)
    Original by Funkadelic
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  • Goldie — What You Won’t Do For Love (4.16)
    Original by Bobby Caldwell
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  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard — Sussudio (4.19)
    Original by Phil Collins
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  • A Certain Ratio — Shack Up (3.13)
    Original by Banbarra
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  • Map Of Africa — Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (2.53)
    Original by The Equals
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  • Anita Lane — Lost In Music (4.37)
  • Original by Sister Sledge
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  • Big Star — Till The End Of The Day (2.14)
    Original by Kinks
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  • The Raincoats — Lola (4.01)
    Original by Kinks
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  • Butthole Surfers — The Hurdy Gurdy Man (3.57)
  • Original by Donovan
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  • Big Black — The Model (2.34)
    Original by Kraftwerk
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  • Renegade Soundwave — Can’t Get
    Used To Losing You
    (4.32)
    Original by Andy Williams
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  • The Flying Lizards — Move On Up (5.27)
    Original by Curtis Mayfield
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  • Lloyd Cole — Romany Soup (3.54)
  • Original by Marc Bolan
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  • Carl Craig Presents Zoos Of Berlin
    Looking For Water (5.13)
  • Original by David Bowie
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  • Young Edits — How We Walk On The Moon (6.57)
  • Original by Arthur Russell
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  • Poolside — Harvest Moon (6.08)
  • Original by Neil Young
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  • Pop & Eye — Being Boing (6.42)
  • Original by Pet Shop Boys
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  • The Field — Everybody’s Got
    To 
    Learn Sometime (6.51)
    Original by The Korgis
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  • Momus — Because You’re Frightened (3.57)
    Original by Magazine
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  • Wall Of Voodoo — The Ring Of Fire (4.59)
    Original by Johnny Cash
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  • Safe — Hold You Tonight (2.24)
    Original by Tracy Chapman
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  • Robert Wyatt — Biko (4.37)
    Original by Peter Gabriel
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  • Swans — I Want To Be Your Dog (3.35)
    Original by The Stooges
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  • Fred Frith — Trains And Boats And Planes (4.52)
    Original by Burt Bacharach
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  • The Lounge Lizards — Harlem Nocturne (2.08)
    Original by Ray Noble
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  • Pascal Comelade — Like A Rolling Stone (1.49)
    Original by Bob Dylan
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  • The Young Gods — September Song (2.47)
    Original by Kurt Weill

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