Dig Archaeology 1980-1990

Dig Archaeology 1980-1990

by The Space Negros


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Dig Archaeology 1980-1990

The first in what became a three-volume series, Dig Archaeology collects hard-to-locate gems from Erik Lindgren's long and varied career, along with a handful of previously unreleased tracks. As the owner of Arf Arf records, Lindgren has a steady outlet for even his most experimental or wacky ideas (no Arf Arf compilation is complete without a couple of Lindgren tracks). However, Lindgren also seems to have a pretty good quality control judgment, so there's nothing too terribly self-indulgent or dull here. Most of this 23-track, 76-minute CD compiles tracks from a series of 7" singles and EPs, including the entirety of 1980's The Space Negros Go Commercial, a set of eight 30-second songs that predates the Residents' conceptually similar The Commercial Album, and several songs related to Lindgren's obsession with reworking '60s pop classics, from the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" to Graham Gouldman's "Heart Full of Soul." Other highlights include "Go Dorothy Go (Do the Bible)," a celebration of a real-life Ohio woman who hand-copied the King James Bible; a mutation of a 1954 field recording of a Batwa Pygmy chorus; and the Space Negros' wacked-out version of Flipper's "Sex Bomb," specially recorded for a marathon on the Cambridge college radio station WMBR, which, in 1983, played nothing but versions of that song for a full week. Dig Archaeology doesn't have the conceptual unity of other Space Negros albums, but it's a fun time.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1995
Label: Arf Arf
UPC: 0737835000355
catalogNumber: 35

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Space Negros   Primary Artist
Ginger Baker   Drums
Michael Cohen   Percussion,Drums
Erik Lindgren   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,scratching,Trumpet,Keyboards,Maracas,Marimbas,Electric Piano,Theremin,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Bells,Shaker,oberheim,Wood Block,Memory Moog,Casio MT-30
Steve Adams   Tenor Saxophone
Hal Blaine   Drums
Boby Bear   Drums,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jim Bettencourt   Trumpet
Carl Biancucci   Bass Guitar
John Bonham   Drums
Linda Brown   Percussion,Vocals
Ron Bushy   Drums
Bryn Carlson   Drums
Kevin Crudder   Cello
David Greenberger   Bass Guitar
Aram Heller   Guitar
Richard Hunter   Harmonica
Leon Janikian   Clarinet
G. Andrew Maness   Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,5-string Bass
Barry Marshall   Choir, Chorus
Ellie Marshall   Choir, Chorus
Eric Rose   Guitar
Deb Roth   Percussion,Vocals
Russell Smith   Bass Guitar
Bob Suber   Tenor Saxophone
John Doelp   Bass Guitar
Ric Haddad   Drums
Russ Smith   Bass Guitar
Kathy Chapman   Choir, Chorus
Lee Fesman   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Marshall   Choir, Chorus
Paul Carter   Bass Guitar,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Iggy Pop   Composer
Erik Lindgren   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Ron Asheton   Composer
Scott Asheton   Composer
Boby Bear   Contributor
Dave Alexander   Composer

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