September 27, 2013

20 tracks, CD ROM $18.00 Signed by Shepard Fairey

The Giant Rock N Roll Swindle is a collaboration between myself and Fork In Hand Records. I have always been influenced by music and the graphics that go with it. The Giant Rock N Roll Swindle combines the images that I have incorporated into my underground movement and music that also falls into the underground category. The CD contains twenty tracks covering a variety of styles; The Bouncing Souls, The Suicide Machines, The Lawrence Arms, Jello Biafra (No W.T.O. Combo), Avoid One Thing and Big D and the Kids Table give the compilation its punk rock flavor. Bands such as Modest Mouse, The Hives, The International Noise Conspiracy and The Icarus Line bring an indie rock vibe to the CD. There is a good amount of electronic music covered with BS2000 (members of the Beastie Boys), Peaches and Gonzales. Instead of putting 20 bands that all sound simliar, we tried to change things up by combining all styles of underground music.

The packaging turns the compilation into more than just a great CD. The Jewel Case is surrounded by a cardboard cover that has a perforated image of the “Obey Giant Face” that the buyer can punch out to use as a stencil. The O-Card, Booklet and Traycard all have a metallic silver ink, covered in grey to create a subtle shimmer.

In addition to the 20 tracks on the CD and the amazing packaging, we have included a multimedia CD-Rom. The CD includes The Obey Gaint Manifesto, a photo gallery of “Obey Giant Art”, interviews, information on all the bands, and instructions on how to join the sticker and spraypaint campaigns. The Giant Rock N Roll Swindle is definitely a one of kind compilation. Never before has so much been offered in one release. The CD will not only appeal to music lovers, it will also appeal to art collectors. The Giant Rock N Roll Swindle is another opportunity to collect art as well as listen to an amazing compilation CD.

Mindlikewater Dark Star
The Hives Supply and Demand
BS2000 Wait A Minute
Peaches AAXXX
Big D and the Kids Table LAX
The Lawrence Arms 100 Resolutions
Avoid One Thing Lean On Sheena
Drexel NewNew
The Suicide Machines Perserverence
Softball Zero
Gonzales So Called Party Over Here
The No W.T.O. Combo New Feudalism
The International Noise Conspiracy Up For Sale
Favorite Atomic Hero Timebomb
Smackin’ Isaiah Send Off
The Lot Six Freezin’ Scene
The Icarus Line Keep Your Eyes Peeled
The Bouncing Souls Private Radio
Helms The Smallest World In The World
Modest Mouse White Lies, Yellow Teeth