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Genuine Tape Stories                                                                                                                                                               1981 - 83


A series of audio collages made on cassette recorders from fragments of television broadcasts. The works include I Need You, Big Nazi Dogs, Mountain Man, Pic-a-Dil, Let's Get a few Things Straight, 75 Million Dollars, some of which form the basis of later video works. The works were released on Genuine Tape Stores (Fringe Benefit Records compilation 1982, produced by John Gillies and Rik Rue), Shorts ( Pedestrian Tapes compilation 1983, produced by Rik Rue), and NMA tapes.

 

Many of the works were used in performances by the band Slawterhaus (aka Slaughterhouse 3): Jon Rose (violins), Michael Sheridan (bass and guitars), John Gillies (drums and tapes).