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“All art is quite useless
according to Oscar Wilde
Turner 1775 to 1851
Toulouse-Lautrec 1864 to 1901
Andy Warhol 1928 to 1987 RIP
Ernest Hemingway 1899 to 1961
George Orwell, Jimi Hendrix
William Butler Yates, Jack B. Yeats
Richard Redgrave 1804 to 1888
Henry Moore 1896 to 1986
Henry Miller, Sid Vicious only 21
Brian Jones
Otis Redding 1941 to 1967 RIP

All dead, yet still alive
in endless time, endless art

Masters of their arts
Claude Monet 1840 to 1926
Beethoven, Bach, Brahms
Elvis Presley 1935 to ’77
Man Ray, Johnny Ray
John Donne 1573 to 1631
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 to ’92
Degeneration art, Joan Miro, RIP

Jackson Pollack 1912 to 1956
John Lennon ’40 to ’80
Henry Lamb, Cezanne
Paul Gauguin, William Shakespeare
Brendan Behan 1923 to 1964
Tennessee Williams 1912 to 1983
Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 to 1889
Pissaro, Picasso, Degas RIP

All dead, yet still alive
in endless time, endless art


Joseph Conrad 1857 to 1924
Jack Kerouac 1922 to 1969
Keith Moon 1946 to 1978
D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Mozart
Van Gogh 1853 to 1890
Ian Curtis, Salvador Dali, Johann Strauss
Richard Strauss, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse RIP

All dead, yet still alive
in endless time, endless art”.

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A House, Endless art – 3:06
Album: I am the greatest (1991)
Album: The way we were (2002, raccolta)
EP: “Bingo” EP (1990)
Singolo: “Endless art” (1992)

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Citazioni.

Endless Art is a song by Irish indie rock band A House, released initially as the lead track on the “Bingo” EP (1990), and then as a single from their 1991 album I Am the Greatest. (It is also included on the greatest hits album The Way We Were). After the commercial failure of their 1990 album I Want Too Much, A House had been dropped from their label, to be picked up by the indie label Setanta Records. They quickly released the EPs Doodle and Bingo, at the end of 1990 and in 1991. The latter included the first appearance of “Endless Art“, which A House recorded with Edwyn Collins as producer. Collins went on to work with them on I Am the Greatest from which “Endless Art” was re-released as a single, accompanied by a video.
Although the song did not enjoy huge chart success, it reached number 46 in the UK – an achievement by A House‘s standards – and it gained a certain amount of airplay on MTV Europe. But for distribution problems, the song might have performed much better commercially. Yet, that one of the A House‘s most popular successes should be such an unusual song as “Endless Art” confirms their peculiar status as cult favourites. The lyrics to “Endless Art” begin with the line “All art is quite useless according to Oscar Wilde” and for their remainder are mostly a list of the names and birth and death dates of artists from various fields, with the chorus remark: “all dead but still alive, in endless time and endless art“. This “list” style of song is characteristic of many of Dave Couse‘s songs. The majority of the lyrics are declaimed rather than sung, over a repetitive electric guitar motif. Melodically, the song features a quotation from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the chorus.
Endless Art” was accompanied by an innovative stop-motion video which received a lot of praise. When Paul King called it quits on MTV’s Greatest Hits he played the video for “Endless Art” on his final show as one “of those videos that I really do think deserve to be called great and classic”, alongside others such as Thriller and Ashes to Ashes.
For the first appearance of the song on Bingo, the band received some criticism for the fact that the artists listed in the song are all male, so they recorded a second version where all the artists are female. This is the version called “More Endless Art“. In “More Endless Art“, the melodic quoatation from Beethoven is substituted with one from Carl Orff, who, it might be quibbled, is not a woman, while the substitution of “Walt Disney’s Minnie Mouse” for his Mickey Mouse may not quite right the gender balance either. Still, “More Endless Art” was better than a defence Dave Couse had offered in interviews, that the band had thought that Joan Miró was a woman”.

(Wikipedia, voce Endless Art)

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Pagine correlate.

Jimi Hendrix – Pagina di raccordo
Otis Redding – Pagina di raccordo
Elvis Presley – Pagina di raccordo
John Lennon – Pagina di raccordo

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