Friday, 14 September 2012
All Dead Yet Still Alive
A House's Endless Art was mentioned on Twitter the other day. The Dublin band nearly had a hit with it in 1992, a list of dead artists names and dates set to music. It starts with Oscar Wilde ('All art is quite useless') and goes on with Turner, Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol, Hemmingway, Hendrix, Yeats, Monet, Beethoven, Vicious, Tennyson, Man Ray, Henry's Moore and Miller, Presley, Miro, Bach, Brahms, Kerouac, Pollock (above), Picasso, Degas, Dali, Ian Curtis and a load more before finishing with Mickey Mouse.
It's a record I really like but I don't need to hear it that often. They got criticised at the time for having a list of endless artists that included no women (the female artists then turned up on the B-side).