Negativland's "All in Your Head": illegal art about religion, packaged in a Bible


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Couldn’t place an order…their (antique) web shop has apparently run afoul of Yahoo’s email filters.


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They filter for blasphemy now? Good job!


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I’ll admit that this comment assumes they’re not bible or quran fans (something I don’t know because I haven’t seen the package or listened to the album) but, assuming that (which seems pretty safe to assume), let me get this straight:

… in order to register their gleeful disdain for a book, they’re… offering it wider distribution?

On the other side of this, I think I’d feel like a bit of a tool if I bought a book to prove how much I didn’t like it and then more likely than not refused to read it.


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as has been said a kajillion times, the best way to become an atheist is to actually read the Bible.

this is almost cringingly cheesy to me (in a “Madonna making out with Britney Spears”-kind of way), though having the limited edition in a Qu’ran is kind of funny.


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I like it for that reason. “It’s All in Your Head FM: Monotheism, but in Stereo” elicited a groan, then a snrk.


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Saw them live once, and they were much better than any of the albums I have…still, I’d give that up for one more EBN album.


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I wonder if God masturbates when he reads the Bible…


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you ever tried that old saw?

I also have to say that Negativland’s music is and has pretty much always been uninteresting to listen to.


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can’t say that i have; i’ve always been an atheist. :slight_smile:

i’ve only read about 25% of the Bible, sad to say, but i’ve read 80% of the “good parts”. i really do want to complete it.

btw, i highly recommend Robert Alter’s translation and commentary on the Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses. all of those inconsistencies actually make a lot of sense in historical context. it’s just the Johnny-Come-Latelies with their “biblical literalism” that screw it up. :wink:

negativland, imho, is at least interesting to listen to. not musically, but it’s more like audio performance art, which they are pretty upfront about.


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