Biography

artist08 first broke onto the music seen in the early 80's. With an androgynous look and a tendency towards the risque and sublime, his fusion of rockabilly, funk and pre-neo neo-soul made him the critics' darling. However, after refusing to participate in We Are the World and releasing an album under a pseudonym, an unpronounceable phallic-shaped symbol, entitled "I Am the World," he quickly lost favor with critics and fans alike. He didn't release another LP until the late 80's, when he entered his self-titled "experimental phase." Using only tape loops and the sounds of his environment he released the much maligned "Elephant Seals Mating" and "Porcelain Princesses," which featured the sounds of various houseguests using the toilet (unbeknownst to them).

The 90's were not kind to artist08, either. He tried to make a comeback with an album of off-color children's songs. With titles such as "Jack and Jill Become Lovers," "Straight Poop from Birds and Bees" and "Mommy's Birth Canal," 08 was practically banished from the music community forever. artist08 soon became a recluse, often shunning the elaborate parties and star-studded events he had once been a staple of. It was rumored (but never confirmed) that he lived in isolation on Easter Island for a whole year without uttering one word to another human being.

artist08 re-emerged in 2001, but had practically abondoned music for his newest passion - cryptozoology. He and his team researched areas where supposed cryptids and other anomolous animals were to have resided. Sasquatch, Skunk Apes, Mothman, various lake monsters, El Chupacabra, Mokele-Mbembe were all exposed to scientific scrutiny. All the while, of course, film was rolling for a documentary that never saw the light of day. Due to an unfortunate incident with a cheese grater and a pair of women's underpants, artist08 was once again displaced from a cause where he had considered himself an important innovative force.

This leads us to the present. In late 2005 artist08 rediscovered his love for music by accidentally discovering an iMac computer and a website called iCompositions. Those serindipitous events have proved to be a catalyst for the artist's new, low-key, recording career - iComp artist! Still striving for artistic perfection and desperate for comments and constructive criticism, artist08 now happily lives his quiet life in rural Pennsylvania with his wife and son.*




*excerpt from the wikipedia biography of artist08

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Why Do You Have To Give Your Love Away (For Free)? Rock Feb 2, 2006 3388
Obligitory Sex Ballad Explicit Hip Hop/Rap Feb 4, 2006 3043
Blackbird (collaboration) Collab Folk Feb 4, 2006 1643
Hedonist Confidential Rock Feb 16, 2006 1752
Live Prince Medley by Groove Clinic! (abridged version) Explicit Rock Feb 24, 2006 3809
Moistulation (version 2.0) Funk Mar 2, 2006 1880
The Best Tonight (version 2) Country Mar 11, 2006 1968
Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams cover) Explicit Rock Mar 25, 2006 3456
Live 80's Medley by Groove Clinic! (abridged version) Rock Apr 29, 2006 7003
Karma Police (live acoustic cover) Rock May 5, 2006 2158
My Drug Buddy (acoustic Lemonheads cover) Alternative Jun 28, 2006 2413
Johnnygottaboner Rock Aug 10, 2006 1206
GC Opener Funk Aug 10, 2006 1655
GC Dope Rapp Intro Hip Hop/Rap Sep 1, 2006 1544
Chasing Cars (acoustic Snow Patrol cover) Rock Sep 16, 2006 7029
The Aliens are Breeding With The Humans Ambient Oct 1, 2006 2544
Touch Me Again (version 2) Pop Oct 12, 2006 1596
SexyBack (Groove Clinic live JT cover) Explicit Pop Oct 21, 2006 1845
New Wave Medley (Groove Clinic Live and Sleazy) Pop Oct 23, 2006 3961
All These Things That I've Done (live Killers cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Oct 28, 2006 1849
Formula 4 (collab for Oxjam!) Collab Alternative Oct 29, 2006 2574
ufb (rough version 1) Explicit Rock Nov 12, 2006 1534
The Noble Savage Folk Dec 31, 2006 2227
Just What I Needed (live Cars cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Jan 6, 2007 3141
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Smiths cover) Alternative Apr 28, 2007 3838
More Than a Woman (Bee Gees cover) Pop Jun 10, 2007 5179
Groove Clinic Megamix 1 (live cover songs) Explicit Pop Jul 2, 2007 1109
Rehab (live Amy Winehouse cover by Groove Clinic) R&B Jul 29, 2007 1374
Closer (live funky NIN cover by Groove Clinic) Explicit Funk Aug 3, 2007 1371
You Dropped a Bomb on Me (live cover from Groove Clinic) R&B Aug 25, 2007 2867
Real Love (John Lennon acoustic version) Pop Sep 25, 2007 4762
I Know (acoustic version) Pop Oct 13, 2007 1318
SexyLovinTime (mix 1) Pop Nov 22, 2007 1308
Jingle Bells (ukulele version) for collabs! Holiday Dec 9, 2007 1965
Jingle Bells (iComp Choir version) Collab Holiday Dec 16, 2007 2403
Last Christmas (Wham! cover) Holiday Dec 17, 2007 1734
Run Away (from you) - version 1 Pop Jan 20, 2008 2179
Be My Winding Wheel (Ryan Adams cover) Country Feb 4, 2008 988
American Girl (live Tom Petty cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Mar 8, 2008 1061
Voices Carry (Til Tuesday cover) version 1 Pop May 22, 2008 1678
Viva la Vida (Coldplay cover) Alternative Jul 24, 2008 5579
Even Though (demo for collaboration) Pop Sep 25, 2008 1087
The Best Tonight (kappy banjo remix) Collab Country Oct 9, 2008 1311
Big Booty Girlz (booty mixxx 1) Explicit R&B Oct 23, 2008 6567
Big Booty Girlz (butt cheek mixxx 2) R&B Nov 14, 2008 8428
Heartache Built for Two (mix 3) Pop Nov 14, 2008 908
A Love Bizarre (Sheila E + Prince cover) R&B Nov 21, 2008 2306
Falling Back (for collaboration version) Pop Dec 16, 2008 1290
Last Christmas '08 (Wham! cover) Holiday Dec 24, 2008 960
Attitude (version 1) Explicit Pop Jan 15, 2009 867
Synth Attitude (version 2.0) Pop Jan 17, 2009 856
Am I Qualified (parts 1&2)? version 1 Alternative Mar 21, 2009 994
The Aliens are Breeding with the Humans '09 Alternative Mar 26, 2009 1448
P Control (live Prince cover by Groove Clinic) Explicit Hip Hop/Rap Mar 29, 2009 1403
Let's Dance (live David Bowie cover) Pop May 14, 2009 1395
CW3 #6 - A Place to Call My Home Collab Pop Jun 21, 2009 748
Riding Funk (demo - collab with JackFancy) Collab Funk Jul 11, 2009 1143
Help! (Beatles cover) Pop Nov 6, 2009 1288
Dancing 'Round the Truth (from the Velvet Love Couch vault!!) Alternative Dec 11, 2009 1736
Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas) - John Denver cover Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1073
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol cover #2) Alternative Dec 26, 2009 4758
Even Though 2010 (new version!) - for collaboration again Pop Jan 14, 2010 994
Even Though 2010 (version 2) Collab Pop Jan 17, 2010 844
This Sucka (Believin' Funk) - demo version 1 Funk Mar 7, 2010 1079
Use Somebody (acoustic Kings of Leon cover) Alternative Oct 5, 2010 3265
Live Forever (Oasis cover) Collab Alternative Oct 20, 2010 1133
Theory and Speculation (based on observations in cryptozoology and the paranormal) Alternative Nov 7, 2010 823
2Funk or Not 2Funk? Funk Dec 4, 2010 964
Plane to Vegas Funk Oct 3, 2011 743
Pumped Up Kicks (acoustic Foster the People cover) Alternative Oct 8, 2011 1423
Lucky Now (acoustic Ryan Adams cover) Country Dec 10, 2011 819
On Your Side (mix 1) Funk Dec 23, 2011 497
On Your Side (version 2) Funk Dec 27, 2011 459
Blackbird (Beatles cover) Folk Dec 29, 2011 1064
This Side of Love (mix 1) R&B Dec 30, 2011 616
Why Do You Have to Give Your Love Away (for free)? 2012 Pop Jan 16, 2012 468
Sick as Hell (version 1) Alternative Jan 26, 2012 936
Hello (acoustic Lionel Richie cover) Pop Feb 9, 2012 905
There is a Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths cover with CVReloaded) - mix 1 Collab Alternative Jun 29, 2012 643
Changes (acoustic Bowie cover) mix 1 Rock Sep 19, 2012 394
Worth Another Look (song for collaboration) Country Oct 27, 2012 642
This Love is Alive (mix 2) Alternative Nov 13, 2012 423
Home (Phillip Phillips cover - handclappin' mix 1) Pop Nov 25, 2012 768
Christmas for Cowboys (take 1) Folk Dec 21, 2012 365
Home (footstompin' version 2) - Phillip Phillips cover Pop Jan 2, 2013 568
Worth Another Look (featuring Gadzooks and james.moore) - mix 2 Collab Country Jan 27, 2013 956
Ho Hey (Lumineers cover FEATURING my 6-year old son on vocals!) Alternative May 5, 2013 1068
Your Love (Rhumba-lounge style Outfield cover) Pop Oct 25, 2013 668
Let Her Go (Passenger cover) Alternative Nov 19, 2013 982
Onion Booties (always make me cry) Funk Nov 26, 2013 998
The Erotic Life (mixxx 2) Funk Dec 8, 2013 410
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) Holiday Dec 11, 2013 718
Love on the Rocks (acoustic Neil Diamond cover) Pop Dec 26, 2013 1268
You Won't See Me Collab R&B Jan 14, 2014 1132
Holding on for Life (Broken Bells cover) Collab Alternative Jan 28, 2014 869
Michelle (Beatles cover) - mix 2 Pop Feb 9, 2014 774
Betcha By Golly Wow (Stylistics cover) Collab R&B Mar 24, 2014 801
Father Figure (totally 80's George Michael cover) Pop Mar 31, 2014 787
Budapest (George Ezra cover) Folk Sep 7, 2014 787
Happy (acousti-sonic Pharrell cover) Pop Sep 22, 2014 700
Let Her Down Easy (TTD/George Michael cover) - mix 2 Pop Oct 17, 2014 630
#BOOTY (Lament of the Libidinous Seducer) Explicit R&B Oct 19, 2014 691
This Side of Love (2014) Pop Oct 26, 2014 506
Rub My Pants 2014 (MD 20/20 MIX) Funk Nov 2, 2014 701
Only a Song (mix 5) Pop Nov 18, 2014 486
7 Hours (by car) Collab Pop Dec 29, 2014 858
Sometimes it Snows in April (Prince cover) Collab Pop Jan 18, 2015 671
The Aliens are Breeding with the Humans (2015) Alternative Jan 27, 2015 940
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas song) Holiday Dec 23, 2015 393
(Better off Dead than) So Blue Blues Jan 2, 2016 404
China Girl (acoustic Bowie cover) Pop Jan 13, 2016 606
I'm on Fire (Springsteen cover) Rock Dec 24, 2016 446
Careless Whisper (George Michael cover) Pop Dec 27, 2016 325
Starfish & Coffee (Prince cover) Collab Pop Dec 29, 2016 366
Hand to Mouth (acoustic George Michael cover) Pop Jan 2, 2017 407
Life on Mars? (David Bowie cover) Rock Jul 13, 2017 208
Feel it Still (Portugal.The Man cover) Alternative Nov 29, 2017 169
Love (John Lennon cover) Rock Dec 26, 2017 199
Found the Lord (in the Doghouse Blues) Blues Dec 29, 2017 133
Treat Box Funk Jan 7, 2018 91

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