CD Stars Forever [PA] (5013929150225) (CD 1298285),
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Stars Forever [PA] (5013929150225)

  • 1. Other Music
    2. Tinnitus
    3. 3D Corporation
    4. Akiko Masuda
    5. Stefano Zarelli
    6. Minty Fresh
    7. Jeff Koons
    8. Milton Jacobson
    9. Mai Noda
    10. Robert Dye
    11. Florence Manlik
    12. Adam Green
    13. MAF
    14. Stephanie Pappas
    15. Steven Zeeland
    16. Mika Akutsu
    17. Miles Franklin
    18. Paolo Rumi
    19. Karin Komoto
    20. Reckless Records
    21. Kokoro Hirai
    22. Indiepop List
    23. Keigo Oyamada
    24. Team Clermont
    25. Brent Busboom
    26. Natsuko Tayama
    27. Girlie Action
    28. Minus 5
    29. Noah Brill
    30. Shawn Krueger
    31. New Flame Same Old Story
    32. Not Intended For Children
    33. Coming on an Intern's Dre
    34. Nicky My Friend
    35. Mr Jones
    36. Taste of Pink Champagne
    37. Onan the Barbarian
    38. Suggestion to Jealous Men
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2915022

  • Credits

    STARS FOREVER contains songs written about people who paid $1000 to have Momus write a song about them; songs performed by fans who recorded themselves singing Karaoke versions of Momus songs; and an interview with Momus explaining the concept of STARS FOREVER.
    STARS FOREVER is the 1999 release by theatrical British singer, songwriter and composer Momus--aka Nick Currie--and features "Other Music," "Jeff Koons," and "3d Corporation."
    Grand artistic statement or money-grubbing sham? Befitting Momus' standing as contemporary pop's most eminent provocateur, Stars Forever is both -- a double-disc collection of analog-baroque cameos commissioned for $1000 each in the name of saving the singer's label from the ravages of legal fees, it's a frequently brilliant treatise on the never-ending battle between art and commerce, rising to the heights of the former as often as it succumbs to the depths of the latter. The idea behind Stars Forever is simple -- 30 "patrons" (among them everyone from modern artist Jeff Koons to hip NYC record store Other Music to the crazy kids who contribute to the online Indiepop List service) fork over a grand each for the honor of being eternally immortalized in a Momus song -- but the long-term ramifications of the project are complex and unsettling, and the paradoxes and questions it provokes are myriad. After all, who among us is truly fit to judge Momus' actions and intents? Should we respect the honesty of his "patronage pop" or deplore its capitalist shamelessness? Do these songs rob his music of the perversely personal bent which makes him special, or do they lift him out of the rut of self-obsession and offer an entirely new creative path? And what if the profits went not to a struggling indie label but to Sony? Furthermore, I'm getting paid to write this review -- how hypocritical is that? Perhaps the greatest value of Stars Forever is as a litmus test which forces each listener to answer these questions and countless others for themselves -- admire the record or despise it, it might just change your perception of pop music and the business that drives it forever. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.112) - "...a wonderful lexicon of proclivities and peccadilloes....Electronic but oozing emotion, intellectual, tuneful and funny, Momus is less 18th century hack, more Renaissance Man."
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