Negativland ‎– Negativland

Seeland ‎– SEELAND 001
Vinyl, LP, Album


Side Pre
A1 1.
A2 2.
A3 3.
A4 4.
A5 5.
A6 6.
A7 7.
A8 8.
A9 9.
A10 10.
Side Post
B1 11.
B2 12.
B3 13.
B4 14.
B5 15.
B6 16.
B7 17.
B8 18.
B9 19.
B10 20.

Companies, etc.



"Occasionally you will hear the talents of-
Peter Dayton- guitars, viola.
W. Kennedy M.- guitar.

Recorded Dec. 1979-April 1980.


Every copy of NEGATIVLAND features a completely original hand-made cut-and-paste front cover (early copies a wallpaper), back fotos are advertising images cut out of old magazines.
The cover itself is printed /sprayed with abstract motifs and parts of the bandname.
According to their website, 15.000 copies have been produced so far.
Early copies (prob. the first 4000) are hand-numbered and have different labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): PRE- Seeland 001 LKIK L-1616-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): Seeland 001 Post LKIK M L-1616

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SEELAND 001 Negativland Negativland(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Seeland SEELAND 001 US 1992 Sell This Version


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March 29, 2019

This is an album I got from the Recomended Records catalogue sometime in 1980. I have quite an early copy: #1633. I didn't quite know what to make of it at the time, but I liked it ok and bought each subsequent album as they came out. The big one was Escape From Noise which was a big hit around my way in 1987.

At the time I was active in making records myself with a sampling-based outfit from Brighton so I got in touch with Mark Hosler from Negativland and sent him a record we had made which had some Negs samples on it (this one CSL* - T.S.O.E. (The Sound Of Europe). He responded and said he was coming to the UK to see his uncle Rupert in Wales and I invited him to my house while he was over. He stayed for a few days around 1988. We were supposed to be doing some recording together but for one reason or another it never happened. He did appear on a radio show I was doing at the time. The tape is lost alas.

The CSL record was quite '70s sounding (the fallout from Rare Groove still being big around our way). It influenced Negativland somewhat as their next album was Helter Stupid - the second side of the abum having the 'Dick Vaughn Presents The Perfect Cut' '70s theme.

On another occasion Negativland did a 'From Our House To Yours' tour. They would hook up their studio to the telephone and do a worldwide tour that way. We broadcast around 15 minutes of live Negativland on our radio show. I still have the tape of that one.

Random memories: Mark Hosler danced in a really weird way at a club we went to. He pirouetted 'round the edge of the dancefloor quite oddly. He also thought British beer was too strong, he could only manage half a pint. He also seemed mildly annoyed about us sampling the Negs on the CSL 12". I thought this was odd as their whole schtik was based on appropriating bits of other people's records.

When the 1989 earthquake happened we got him on the breakfast news show to describe what had happened.

That just about concludes my Negativland anecdotes. Oh yeah - Mark was also quite impressed with my #1633 album - he said it was a very early one.


September 12, 2012
edited over 8 years ago

I have a plain white front sleeve with a covering black piece of paper glued on and a "The Maytag Company" ten-member family portrait pasted on top, a hand numbered (8.251) sleeve underneath, with spray painted "Negativland", and a "Prism three dimensional expanded vinyl wallcovering" back sleeve with the credits cutout pasted on top. The inner sleeve is a photocopy of a Better Homes & Gardens cook book recipe for a Coffee-Toffee Torte, with a cooking based conversation transcript on the other side ("Yeah, that's real bad, too, I always try to avoid boiling milk if I possibly can in a pan, 'cause that's terrible to get' uh...this pan-I tell ya, I-I did make a mistake with those buns."). Great fun.