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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Owada – Nothing

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Thanks to WFMU’s ever wonderful Beware of the Blog you can now download the second strangest record of 1997.

Owada are the brainchild of 2001 Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. Fresh from the runaway success of pieces such as Work No.79 (which was a small lump of Blu-Tack stuck to a wall) and Work No.88 (a crumpled up piece of paper) Creed decided to enter the world of pop music and make an album about nothing – a concept upon which Oasis have based their entire output. The lyrics stretch from a list of the numbers up to four all the way to a list of the numbers from 101 to 200 (read the full lyrics here) which give the record the feel of an episode of Sesame Street presented by Bearsuit.

Creed created his most famous piece, Work No.200, in 1998 by filling various rooms with balloons. He went on to win the Turner Prize with Work No.227: The lights going on and off which, funnily enough, featured the lights in a room going on and off every 5 seconds. See the stunning pictures here.

Download all of Nothing on WFMU’s Beware of the Blog

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