Audio: Negativland Offer ‘Tribute’ To Casey Kasem — Download Controversial ‘U2’ Tracks

Those Negativland guys are such cards.

Always ready to pull the old leg, if you know what I mean.

No sooner did DJ Casey Kasem depart the planet — you know, he’s dead — than the infamous ‘group’ announced that they are paying tribute to Kasem, whose not-for-broadcast profanity directed at U2 was a core element in Negativland’s once controversial U2 EP.

From the Negativland website:

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.

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,, 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: and

Download here.

If you just want to listen, this is off the U2 EP.

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