Giant Rock N Roll Swindle
Since its conception in 1989, Shepard Fairey has brought the Obey Giant campaign from an innocent student's artistic expression into a global experiment in phenomology. The newest addition to "Giant Art" is a collaboration between Shepard Fairey and Fork In Hand Records. The Giant Rock N Roll Swindle combines the images that Shepard has incorporated into his underground movement and music that also falls into the underground category.
The CD contains twenty songs covering a variety of styles; The Bouncing Souls, The Suicide Machines, The Lawrence Arms, Jello Biafra (No W.T.O. Combo), Avoid One Thing and Big D and the Kids Table give the compilation its punk rock twist. Bands such as Modest Mouse, The Hives, The International Noise Conspiracy and The Icarus Line bring an indie rock vibe to the CD. There is a good ammount of electronic music covered with BS2000 (members of the Beastie Boys), Peaches and Gonzales. Instead of putting 20 bands that all sound simliar Fork In Hand tried to change things up by combining all styles of underground music.
In addition to the 20 tracks on the CD and the amazing artwork and packaging, there is a multimedia CD-Rom with The Obey Gaint Manifesto, a photo gallery of "Giant Art", interviews with Shepard Fairey, information on all the bands, and instructions in how to join the sticker and spraypaint campaigns.
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