These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Shit

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These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Shit
Studio album by Negativland
Released 2001
Recorded 1989 – 1991
Genre Sound collage
Label Seelard Records (A parody of Seeland Records)
Producer Negativland
Negativland chronology
The ABCs of Anarchism
(1999)
These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Shit
(2001)
Over the Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn's Moribund Music of the '70s
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Shit is the 2001 re-release of the U2 EP by Negativland. It contains both tracks from the original EP, plus some tracks from the 1989 Over the Edge broadcasts on which the original EP was based, as well as live tracks recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The album was called a "bootleg" and released under "Seelard Records" as a joke, but in fact it was a real release by the band.[1] It was sold through their mail-order catalog and at many stores.[citation needed] Several of the live tracks on the album contain the same samples of a profane Casey Kasem as had appeared on the U2 EP set to a different musical arrangement, which includes a spoken portion which in part borrows from the lyrics of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". Other live tracks made reference to the band's battle with SST Records and to the 1960 U-2 incident.

Track listings[edit]

Tracks 3 and 4 are from the original 1991 EP.

No. Title Length
1. "Over the Edge"   7:59
2. "Long Distance Dedication #1 (Live)"   6:19
3. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1991 A Cappella Mix)"   7:15
4. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Special Edit Radio Mix)"   5:47
5. "Long Distance Dedication #2 (Live)"   5:07
6. "Copying Is a Criminal Act (Live)"   5:07
7. "Wake Up America (Live)"   4:03
8. "The Black Lady of Espionage (Live)"   5:00
9. "Deliberate Sabotage (Live)"   2:59
10. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1991 A Cappella Mix) (Live)"   7:16
11. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Edited Special Edit Radio Mix)"   5:42

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