Edisongs (1% Inspiration From WFMU), A Tribute To Thomas Alva Edison (LP)
The selections on Edisongs were performed by station staffers and their pals and released in 1991. Most are original compositions. They reflect Edison from a free-form perspective, without censorship, press agentry or kindergarten mythology. Edison said genius was 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration; some of our composers took a slide-mounted look at those sweat stains. Not every song draws on verifiable facts about Edison. At WFMU, we don't just make history--we make it up.
– Excerpt of liner notes by Irwin Chusid.
SIDE A 1 The Bastards (6) / It Wasn't Edison 2 Matty O* & Julie Nichols / Phonograph's Salutation 3 R. Stevie Moore / Edisonia 4 Van Gelder / 99% Perspiration 5 Krystyna Josephine Olsiewicz / Edison 6 Jim Price / Stillwell Mary 7 Miaow Mixx / He Lives Through Dreams
SIDE B 1 Sea Monkeys / Champ Or Chump 2 Love Onion / Brown Out 3 Elec-trick Pens / Inventor Dude 4 John Schnall / Repeating Telegraph 5 The Bean / Ed's Lighthouse 6 Pure Soya / Energy 7 Wrench / Dirt Nap Thomas 8 The Old Codger / Tommy's Zombies 9 Nick Hill with John Linnell / The Edison Museum
Conceived and coordinated for WFMU by Jim Price, Irene Trudel, Bill Suggs and Chris T.
Megawatts to Edison National Historic Site (Jerry Habris, Douglas Tarr, George Tselos, Nancy Waters), Chris Bolger, Ken Freedman, Victor Lovera and David Newgarden.