This is Art - A Hoboken Compilation
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Double 7" Radiation Records (RARE-009) 1993

1. Blue Star (Cell)
2. Beholden (Vineland)
3. Erotomania (Love Child)
4. Some Kinda Fatigue (Yo La Tengo)

Notes: All Hoboken bands who practiced in the same space.. Track 4 is a different version of a song from May I Sing With Me.

Details from Matador's Annotated Discography:

Lyle Hysen: Hoboken needs a lot of things beside pizza and nail places, and an 8 track studio is one of 'em. I was hanging out a lot with Fred Brockman, and he thought it would be fun if we ran a studio together. He was wrong. Oh we got along fine, actually having some good laughs at the expense of the unknowing talent. Since a control room wasn't an option, Fred and I had to invent hand signals so the talent wouldn't know what we were saying. In the long run all I was trying to say was: "Can I leave yet?" Fred worked really hard, and did some great stuff, and like most things, well, you figure it out. "This Is Art" is a compilation with mainly bands in the practice space with Snack Time Studios. Oh that crazy Unai... It was all his idea, and well, I really have nothing but bad memories about the compilation. Yo La were pissed about how small their name is on the cover, and we got into a fight about Fed Ex expenses. Eventually everyone else on the damn thing broke up and Fred moved away. My favorite fact about the record is that the title "This is Art" was done by fellow ex-Das Damen member Alex Totino. I only found that out AFTER the record was released.


Georgia Hubley - Singing, Drums, Some Feedback
Ira Kaplan - Singing, Guitar
James McNew - Bass
Fred Brockman - Producer