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 3280
Obligitory Sex Ballad Explicit Hip Hop/Rap Feb 4, 2006 2951
Blackbird (collaboration) Collab Folk Feb 4, 2006 1590
Hedonist Confidential Rock Feb 16, 2006 1707
Live Prince Medley by Groove Clinic! (abridged version) Explicit Rock Feb 24, 2006 3767
Moistulation (version 2.0) Funk Mar 2, 2006 1812
The Best Tonight (version 2) Country Mar 11, 2006 1901
Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams cover) Explicit Rock Mar 25, 2006 3410
Live 80's Medley by Groove Clinic! (abridged version) Rock Apr 29, 2006 6872
Karma Police (live acoustic cover) Rock May 5, 2006 2104
My Drug Buddy (acoustic Lemonheads cover) Alternative Jun 28, 2006 2375
Johnnygottaboner Rock Aug 10, 2006 1167
GC Opener Funk Aug 10, 2006 1609
GC Dope Rapp Intro Hip Hop/Rap Sep 1, 2006 1484
Chasing Cars (acoustic Snow Patrol cover) Rock Sep 16, 2006 6987
The Aliens are Breeding With The Humans Ambient Oct 1, 2006 2499
Touch Me Again (version 2) Pop Oct 12, 2006 1556
SexyBack (Groove Clinic live JT cover) Explicit Pop Oct 21, 2006 1802
New Wave Medley (Groove Clinic Live and Sleazy) Pop Oct 23, 2006 3921
All These Things That I've Done (live Killers cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Oct 28, 2006 1790
Formula 4 (collab for Oxjam!) Collab Alternative Oct 29, 2006 2511
ufb (rough version 1) Explicit Rock Nov 12, 2006 1486
The Noble Savage Folk Dec 31, 2006 2176
Just What I Needed (live Cars cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Jan 6, 2007 3066
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Smiths cover) Alternative Apr 28, 2007 3788
More Than a Woman (Bee Gees cover) Pop Jun 10, 2007 5119
Groove Clinic Megamix 1 (live cover songs) Explicit Pop Jul 2, 2007 1069
Rehab (live Amy Winehouse cover by Groove Clinic) R&B Jul 29, 2007 1336
Closer (live funky NIN cover by Groove Clinic) Explicit Funk Aug 3, 2007 1322
You Dropped a Bomb on Me (live cover from Groove Clinic) R&B Aug 25, 2007 2822
Real Love (John Lennon acoustic version) Pop Sep 25, 2007 4697
I Know (acoustic version) Pop Oct 13, 2007 1247
SexyLovinTime (mix 1) Pop Nov 22, 2007 1267
Jingle Bells (ukulele version) for collabs! Holiday Dec 9, 2007 1928
Jingle Bells (iComp Choir version) Collab Holiday Dec 16, 2007 2360
Last Christmas (Wham! cover) Holiday Dec 17, 2007 1648
Run Away (from you) - version 1 Pop Jan 20, 2008 2088
Be My Winding Wheel (Ryan Adams cover) Country Feb 4, 2008 956
American Girl (live Tom Petty cover by Groove Clinic) Rock Mar 8, 2008 1015
Voices Carry (Til Tuesday cover) version 1 Pop May 22, 2008 1644
Viva la Vida (Coldplay cover) Alternative Jul 24, 2008 5488
Even Though (demo for collaboration) Pop Sep 25, 2008 1040
The Best Tonight (kappy banjo remix) Collab Country Oct 9, 2008 1267
Big Booty Girlz (booty mixxx 1) Explicit R&B Oct 23, 2008 6492
Big Booty Girlz (butt cheek mixxx 2) R&B Nov 14, 2008 8201
Heartache Built for Two (mix 3) Pop Nov 14, 2008 862
A Love Bizarre (Sheila E + Prince cover) R&B Nov 21, 2008 2257
Falling Back (for collaboration version) Pop Dec 16, 2008 1217
Last Christmas '08 (Wham! cover) Holiday Dec 24, 2008 930
Attitude (version 1) Explicit Pop Jan 15, 2009 804
Synth Attitude (version 2.0) Pop Jan 17, 2009 815
Am I Qualified (parts 1&2)? version 1 Alternative Mar 21, 2009 943
The Aliens are Breeding with the Humans '09 Alternative Mar 26, 2009 1372
P Control (live Prince cover by Groove Clinic) Explicit Hip Hop/Rap Mar 29, 2009 1344
Let's Dance (live David Bowie cover) Pop May 14, 2009 1353
CW3 #6 - A Place to Call My Home Collab Pop Jun 21, 2009 708
Riding Funk (demo - collab with JackFancy) Collab Funk Jul 11, 2009 1089
Help! (Beatles cover) Pop Nov 6, 2009 1249
Dancing 'Round the Truth (from the Velvet Love Couch vault!!) Alternative Dec 11, 2009 1680
Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas) - John Denver cover Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1014
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol cover #2) Alternative Dec 26, 2009 4656
Even Though 2010 (new version!) - for collaboration again Pop Jan 14, 2010 923
Even Though 2010 (version 2) Collab Pop Jan 17, 2010 806
This Sucka (Believin' Funk) - demo version 1 Funk Mar 7, 2010 1028
Use Somebody (acoustic Kings of Leon cover) Alternative Oct 5, 2010 3197
Live Forever (Oasis cover) Collab Alternative Oct 20, 2010 1079
Theory and Speculation (based on observations in cryptozoology and the paranormal) Alternative Nov 7, 2010 781
2Funk or Not 2Funk? Funk Dec 4, 2010 922
Plane to Vegas Funk Oct 3, 2011 696
Pumped Up Kicks (acoustic Foster the People cover) Alternative Oct 8, 2011 1382
Lucky Now (acoustic Ryan Adams cover) Country Dec 10, 2011 782
On Your Side (mix 1) Funk Dec 23, 2011 453
On Your Side (version 2) Funk Dec 27, 2011 409
Blackbird (Beatles cover) Folk Dec 29, 2011 1016
This Side of Love (mix 1) R&B Dec 30, 2011 572
Why Do You Have to Give Your Love Away (for free)? 2012 Pop Jan 16, 2012 411
Sick as Hell (version 1) Alternative Jan 26, 2012 883
Hello (acoustic Lionel Richie cover) Pop Feb 9, 2012 842
There is a Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths cover with CVReloaded) - mix 1 Collab Alternative Jun 29, 2012 596
Changes (acoustic Bowie cover) mix 1 Rock Sep 19, 2012 361
Worth Another Look (song for collaboration) Country Oct 27, 2012 586
This Love is Alive (mix 2) Alternative Nov 13, 2012 387
Home (Phillip Phillips cover - handclappin' mix 1) Pop Nov 25, 2012 698
Christmas for Cowboys (take 1) Folk Dec 21, 2012 322
Home (footstompin' version 2) - Phillip Phillips cover Pop Jan 2, 2013 527
Worth Another Look (featuring Gadzooks and james.moore) - mix 2 Collab Country Jan 27, 2013 877
Ho Hey (Lumineers cover FEATURING my 6-year old son on vocals!) Alternative May 5, 2013 1012
Your Love (Rhumba-lounge style Outfield cover) Pop Oct 25, 2013 605
Let Her Go (Passenger cover) Alternative Nov 19, 2013 924
Onion Booties (always make me cry) Funk Nov 26, 2013 941
The Erotic Life (mixxx 2) Funk Dec 8, 2013 364
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) Holiday Dec 11, 2013 652
Love on the Rocks (acoustic Neil Diamond cover) Pop Dec 26, 2013 1193
You Won't See Me Collab R&B Jan 14, 2014 1049
Holding on for Life (Broken Bells cover) Collab Alternative Jan 28, 2014 841
Michelle (Beatles cover) - mix 2 Pop Feb 9, 2014 730
Betcha By Golly Wow (Stylistics cover) Collab R&B Mar 24, 2014 712
Father Figure (totally 80's George Michael cover) Pop Mar 31, 2014 708
Budapest (George Ezra cover) Folk Sep 7, 2014 731
Happy (acousti-sonic Pharrell cover) Pop Sep 22, 2014 641
Let Her Down Easy (TTD/George Michael cover) - mix 2 Pop Oct 17, 2014 530
#BOOTY (Lament of the Libidinous Seducer) Explicit R&B Oct 19, 2014 646
This Side of Love (2014) Pop Oct 26, 2014 480
Rub My Pants 2014 (MD 20/20 MIX) Funk Nov 2, 2014 642
Only a Song (mix 5) Pop Nov 18, 2014 428
7 Hours (by car) Collab Pop Dec 29, 2014 754
Sometimes it Snows in April (Prince cover) Collab Pop Jan 18, 2015 636
The Aliens are Breeding with the Humans (2015) Alternative Jan 27, 2015 882
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas song) Holiday Dec 23, 2015 329
(Better off Dead than) So Blue Blues Jan 2, 2016 365
China Girl (acoustic Bowie cover) Pop Jan 13, 2016 504
I'm on Fire (Springsteen cover) Rock Dec 24, 2016 328
Careless Whisper (George Michael cover) Pop Dec 27, 2016 240
Starfish & Coffee (Prince cover) Collab Pop Dec 29, 2016 275
Hand to Mouth (acoustic George Michael cover) Pop Jan 2, 2017 275
Life on Mars? (David Bowie cover) Rock Jul 13, 2017 156

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