Various ‎– State Of The Union

Zoar Records ‎– ZOAR 10
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 John Lurie Good Morning Dear 1:05
A2 Felipe Orrego One Minute
Guitar, Instruments [Subway], Effects [Treatments] – Felipe OrregoMixed By – Felipe Orrego
A3 Peter Blegvad / John Greaves Like A Baby
Guitar – Kristoffer BlegvadPiano – J.G.*Vocals, Percussion – P.B.*
A4 Diana Meckley A Small Motion
Electric Guitar [Bowed], Drums, Tape, Instruments [Ewehon] – Diana Meckley
A5 Bill Obrecht Cornered
Alto Saxophone – Chuck FisherBaritone Saxophone – Richard CohenTenor Saxophone – B.O.*Trumpet – Pam Fleming*
A6 Pulsallama May
Bass – Ande Whyland*, Lori "Bubbles" Montana*Bongos – Min "The Bonefinder" Thometz*Drums [Drum Kit], Percussion [Gourds] – Jean Caffeine (2)Jug [Water Jug], Whistle [Woopie Whistle], Vocals – Wendy WildRecorder, Vocals, Percussion – April PalmieriSteel Drums, Electronic Drums [Synare] – Dany JohnsonTambourine – Ann Eleanor Magnusson*Timbales, Percussion – Stace "Timbalina" Elkin*Vocals – Kimberly Davis
A7 Bartok Liebermann As Told To Andrew Zev Weinstein 0:35
A8 Michael Boom Misery Loop
Electric Bass, Vocals – Michael Boom
A9 Squat Theatre Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free
Lyrics By – Stephan BalintRap – Peter Halasz*
A10 A.C. Chubb Rough Translations Will Be Provided For The Ancient Inscriptions
Violin, Instruments [Motorcycle Boots], Instruments [Dumpster] – A.C. Chubb
A11 G. Lindahl* What's To Come 1:00
A12 Arto Lindsay / Toni Nougueira* Due Pay To
Mixed By – Peter GordonSurdo, Guitar, Vocals – A.L.*Surdo, Percussion – T.N.*
A13 Social Climbers Standing In The Need Of Prayer
Performer – A. Leroy, Jean Seton Shaw, John Scofield, Mark Bingham
A14 Sonorexia F Troop
Bass Clarinet [B. Cl.] – E. Sharp*Drums – Donna RataczakKazoo – Peter Cherches
A15 Tim Wright (2) My Town
Twelve-String Guitar [12-string Guitar] – Tim Wright (2)
A16 Spalding Gray Address 1:23
A17 Thi-Linh Le No Regrets
Bass – Bill LaswellGuitar – Nicky SkopelitisRecorded By – Martin BisiSynthesizer – Michael BeinhornVoice – T.L.L.*
B1 Christian Marclay Disc Composition #23
Turntables – Christian Marclay
B2 Adele Bertei Baal
Voice, Guitar – A.B.*
B3 Ivan Kupala* Discoration Of Independence
Translated By [Translation By] – Jon Scieszka
B4 Charles K. Noyes Discrepancies
Bass Drum, Percussion, Instruments [Paper], Tape [Tape Of Basil Rathbone Reading From "The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar" E.A.Poe] – CKN*Read By – Basil Rathbone
B5 Chris Vine Terminal Activity 1:02
B6 Tuli Kupferberg A Rant 1:20
B7 Sue Hanel Agenda
Twelve-String Guitar [12-string Guitar] – Sue Hanel
B8 Butch Morris / Jessica Hagedorn Crayon Bondage
Narrator [Recitation] – J.H.*Performer [Perf. By] – Systems Orchestra
B9 F.A. Nettelbeck / W. Horvitz* Beer Notation 0:40
B10 Martin Bisi / Victoria Galvez Bisi Bear Dance 0:54
B11 Melody Sumner The Time Is Now
Voice – Michael Sumner (2)
B12 Marina La Palma World Whirl 1:15
B13 Bob Holman / Vito Ricci Panic DJ's State Of The Union
Musician [Music] – V.R.*Voice – B.H.*
B14 Artless Time Band* Cherry Blossom
Musician – Dwight Vesty, Gary DeWitt, Greg Ketchum, R. Iannapollo*
B15 Fred Frith / Tina Curran I'm Still Here And I Know What Time It Is 1:06
B16 Patrick Sumner Precious Chemicals And Dice 1:15
B17 Hi-Sheriffs of Blue* HMZ
Bass – Joe DriftDrums – Seth WeinhardtGuitar, Voice – Mark DagleyTenor Saxophone – E. Sharp*



Includes typed insert of track listings/release notes.

STATE OF THE UNION has been an ongoing project since this 1982 zOaR records release. Changing political, cultural, and technical climates plus inspired response yields biting satire, bracing sounds, sly observations. Every artist contributes with about one minute each.

State Of The Union (releases)
State Of The Union, ZOAR 10 (LP) - 1982
State Of The Union, Arrest Records, AR 003 (CD) - 1992
State Of The Union, MuWorks Records, MUW 1016 (CD) - 1993
State Of The Union, Atavistic, ALP69CD (2xCD) - 1996
State Of The Union 2.001, Electronic Music Foundation, EMF CD 028 (3xCD) - 2001
The Arrest Records release includes the original 1982 tracks plus 1992 recordings. The Atavistic release includes the previous 1982/1992 recordings, plus new tracks. The EMF release contains all previously unissued material.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ZOAR-10-A E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ZOAR-10-B E1

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUW 1016 Various State Of The Union(CD, Comp, RE) MuWorks Records MUW 1016 US 1993 Sell This Version
MUW 1016 Various State Of The Union(CD, Comp, RE) MuWorks Records MUW 1016 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
AR 003 Various State Of The Union(CD, Comp) Arrest Records AR 003 US 1992 Sell This Version
ALP069CD Various State Of The Union(2xCD, Comp) Atavistic ALP069CD US 1996 Sell This Version