People Like Us

Recyclopaedia Britannica

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Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us returns to Sucata Tapes with another epic radio collage from the archives.

“The work of People Like Us rests gingerly between two dangerous positions: on the one hand, the risk of fashioning merely stylish pastiche out of borrowed finery for the sake of self-conscious kitschiness; on the other hand, the risk of making simplistic, heavy handedly “topical” audio-jokes at the expense of one’s raw material to a smug effect. If the lounge creeps uncritically snack on their sonic ingredients and coast on being “groovy”, the cads of pseudo-critique take cheap shots at straw men and call it subversion. Happily, Vicki Bennett has yet to fall down either precipice, but yodels down contentedly from her own Alpine audio-cottage. There, with loving care, she snips and tucks at the lycra jumpsuit until the fit is snug, places every plastic shrub on the Happy Valley Ranch just so, and throws another dance record on the bonfire. Undercutting her own utopian mirages with formal breakdowns and sneaky semantic pranks, Vicki Bennett is One Funny Lady, with a deadly sense of comic timing that puts her in my personal pantheon of edit intensive music makers: -Steinski and Mass Media, Hank Shocklee, Tod Dockstader, Teo Macero, the Hanatarash, John Oswald, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock. Serving her birthday cake with a turd, her gags are always lined with a virulent creep factor. You get the feeling that the vacancy and pointlessness of empty speech is being lampooned and mourned in equal measure. In sticking to this balance of celebration and critique, People Like Us genuinely hates and loves People Like You. The least you can do is head up to the Happy Valley Ranch for a spell and have a listen.” – Drew Daniel

People Like Us: Recyclopaedia Britannica

Another Kind Of Humor (Intro) People Like Us 22''
OB & Cha Cha People Like Us 2' 22''
Guide To Broadcasting (Excerpt) People Like Us 19''
Smash & Grab People Like Us 3' 06''
The Sacred Erm People Like Us 2' 04''
Sing With Melodious Inarticulate Sound People Like Us 46''
A Crossed Line (Excerpt) People Like Us 37''
Clippety Carl Horse People Like Us 2' 46''
In The Panto People Like Us 1' 05''
Ursula Fahrt Ski People Like Us 4' 43''
T424plu (Excerpt 1) People Like Us 3' 06''
More Plunderblunders (Excerpt 1) People Like Us 1' 26''
Ski Hell (Excerpt) People Like Us 44''
We Believe (Excerpt) People Like Us 3' 58''
T424plu (Excerpt) People Like Us 5' 37''
Sound Escape (Excerpt 1) People Like Us 3' 50''
Sound Escape (Excerpt 2) People Like Us 3' 07''
HanDJob People Like Us 46''
If Someone Touches You People Like Us 3' 20''
Music Of Your Own People Like Us 32''
Millenium Dome People Like Us 1' 30''
My Son Jim People Like Us 4' 26''
More Plunderphonics (Excerpt 2) People Like Us 32''
Oompah Pumpah People Like Us 4' 40''
I'm 89 People Like Us 2' 09''
Take A Walk People Like Us 3' 40''
Morning Pedro People Like Us 3' 36''
We Believe (Excerpt) People Like Us 1' 01''
Bran Mash & Crushed Beans (Excerpt) People Like Us 49''
We're Gonna Be Around People Like Us 1' 11''

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