Re: [rumori] Buchannan and Goodman's "Flying Saucer"

From: James Allenspach (
Date: Tue Aug 27 2002 - 11:18:24 PDT

Steev Hise wrote:
> Does anyone out there have a copy, on CD or vinyl, of "Flying
> Saucer", by Buchannan and Goodman? Even the reissue appears to
> be out of print. This is a super important track in the history
> of music re-use...

I've got a copy of the 1997 "Greatest Fables" CD at home, which contains
"Flying Saucer", "The Touchables", and many others. If nobody else
offers, I'll post an MP3 tonight.

But yeah, that is a really great predecessor of modern cut-up
techniques, sampling, fair use and commentary, etc., etc. Even the way
that the DJ mis-names the records that he plays reminds me of the way
that John Oswald re-titles the plunderphonic pieces that are re-workings
of a single song.

Here's an article on Buchanan and Goodman, for those who aren't quite
familiar with their history:

An encouraging excerpt:

> ..."The Flying Saucer" actually increased sales of records
> included in its collage. For example, because a snippet of "Earth
> Angel" was part of "The Flying Saucer," requests for the Penguins
> song forced DooTone Records to reissue their hit. As an unidentified
> publishing representative told Time magazine, "It's the greatest
> sampler of all. If you're not on 'Saucer,' you're nowhere!"


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