Well, I’ll be Jiggered. There it is.

Grab the files HERE:

Negativland U2 Multitrack Master

And feel free to post links to creations here in the comments below.

15 June 2014


From: Hal Stakke, Legal Counsel/Seeland Records
Subject: In Memoriam, Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (27 April 1932 – 15 June 2014): Negativland releases “U2” tracks for remixing and reuse


One of the most beloved voices in music radio, Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem, died on Father’s Day 2014 after a long illness, and also a very public family squabble over his continuing care. Negativland pays tribute to this broadcasting legend by reaching into its vaults and presenting what is perhaps Kasem’s best-known work, on Negativland’s long-unavailable U2 maxi- single, offering up for public consumption (and now, for creative reuse) what has been hidden from view for 23 years.

In 1991, Negativland’s U2 single had one of the shortest releases in music history, squashed like a bug after less than ten days on store shelves, under legal fire from the Irish rock band U2’s music publisher (Warner/Chappell) and then-record label (Island). The history of this fracas was detailed in their 1995 book and CD release, Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2 (Seeland 013).

Now, instead of merely reissuing the U2 record itself, Negativland presents, for free digital download, the original un-mixed studio multi-track tape for re-mixing, re-purposing and re-inventing in whichever way the listener may choose. Negativland encourages the re-contextualization of this seminal work for whatever reason, whatsoever. In keeping with the working methods and philosophy of Negativland, and the Fair Use provision in U.S. Copyright Law (Section 107, http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html), the group offers up this raw material in the hopes that entirely new versions of the work are created and disseminated. Listeners/remixers are encouraged to post their creations in these locations: www.negativland.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Negativland/131759750185111.

22 Responses to “Well, I’ll be Jiggered. There it is.”

  1. nells fasty says:


  2. vincent cannata says:

    I will be sending this to as many creative people I can!
    and, I will be listening.
    Keep your head in the ground….. etc. etc.

  3. Robert Rabinowitz says:

    I’m not sure where we’re supposed to post our remixes? Here’s Mine: https://soundcloud.com/robert-rabinowitz/u2-negative-land-rr-remix

  4. Phineas Narco says:

    Here’s mine:


    It’s very stupid and dumb. 😛

  5. draven fucking stedman says:

    I remixed the first track. Actually, scratch that.
    I fucking *mangled* the first track.


  6. J. D. Mack says:

    Here is a DTS surround sound mix of side 1.



    1. Burn this .wav file to CD-R as if you were making a standard audio CD.

    2. Play the CD in a home theater system with DTS decoding.

    3. Enjoy Negativland in glorious 5.0 sound!

  7. J. D. Mack says:

    Here’s Side 2 mixed in DTS surround sound. Same instructions as in the post above (though both .wav files can be burned on a single CD).


  8. kamasumatra says:

    Meditative, contemplative, explatative.

  9. Geronimo Arafat says:


  10. Phineas Narco says:

    I will play the ones so far on my webcast radio show tomorrow (Sunday, the 22nd of June, 2014) on Plundercast. Just google Plundercast or The National Cynical Network for more info. 😀

  11. vincent cannata says:

    So far…. there’s one or two that are…. ok.
    Hoping to hear ‘famous’ fans re-mixes… notably MEat Beat Manifesto,and DJ Food!

    How ’bout YOU, Phantom Guitarist???

  12. David Tanny says:

    Title: Negativland’s ‘The Letter U and the Number 2’ Hot in Cleveland Remix.

    Details: This track uses most of the un-mixed studio tracks plus several edited
    outtakes of Casey Kasem (1932-2014), host of “American Top 40” from 1970-1988,
    and clips from the “Hot in Cleveland” episode “Undercover Lovers” featuring some wacky imitations of Boris, Natsha, and a folksy deejay. Stars of Hot in Cleveland:
    Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Betty White.

  13. Finnius says:

    Just got it and will start work on it soon.

  14. phantomguitarist says:

    Slow to the party on this one, haven’t had much time to mess around with this, been busy pretending to not be KLF… Will do a mix though in the next couple of weeks.

    Anyone interested in recycled music and handmade physical objecs, surf on over to:


  15. selektor says:

    Adult Babies – Casey’s Dirge (U2 remix)

    uses only the tracks provided – chopped especial by adult babies

  16. selektor says:

    Oy… there was a typo in the link:

    Adult Babies – Negativland – U2 (Casey’s Dirge remix)

  17. vincent cannata says:

    Dear Phantom,
    Thank DOG you’re on Bandcamp…. my computers TOO OLD to listen to mixes on Soundcloud.
    Make it great!
    I’ll be listening!

  18. pgcd93 says:

    Yay, here’s my dance* remix!


    * Not dance

  19. PhantomGuitarist says:

    Finally gonna get round to doing this in the next week or so. Will post link when I’m done.

  20. The Saucer People says:

    Obviously the Mediafire link is no longer functioning – can anyone post a working link to the U2 multitrack remaster – I will then post a link of my own – if everyone did this, the file will never languish down the digital memory hole

    The only way out of time is into space – WSB

  21. King Africa says:

    Lame, super lame mixes, all of them. Filtering a source file over some crap and adding bullshit is not going to make it into a Winner. They all sound like some little boys with 15 minutes on their hands, playing with their new sound app they don’t understand, and churning out xerox copies of each pther’s lame remixes. The link to download the original source files is now gone. Guys: If you can’t dazzle me with your brilliance, don’t baffle me with your bullshit, OK?

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