People Like Us

Vicki Bennett

Also known as People Like Us?, Peoplelikeus

Short biography of People Like Us: Vicki Bennett, under the name People Like Us, has been smash-and-grabbing from the shallows of cultural waters for eleven years. Over the course of more than ten solo albums, as well as dozens of contributions to compilations and collaborations with like-minded artists, dadaist samplings and reshuffling of cultural oddities have been recurrent themes.

Likewise, the use of "found" and recontextualised recordings into entirely new soundscapes has played a major role, exposing simultaneously the ridiculous and the sinister. People Like Us expose a surreal world of bad connections and faulty communications, where presenters, interviewees, lost stars and found sounds become trapped in a misfiring loop of reference and repetition. Bellowing a gagged love song in a stifled spew, this mean mash of psychobabble is a window into a world of monotony induced trance.

Using modern tools as afforded by the advent of desktop video/audio manipulation and editing, People Like Us create new landscapes where once were merely soundscapes; the two disciplines are seamlessly melded together. There is no limit to the possibilities for new emerging narratives in the visual and aural world of People Like Us, narratives spoken in a voice unique in the world of mixed-media appropriated art.

At present is working on a commission ("in.site") for The Lux in London, for an online a piece about the benefits of keeping archives not just in the past, but available to the present. In September 2003, Vicki performed a concert at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and also took part in the symposium, Sample Culture at the Tate Modern.

Vicki also has a weekly radio show, "DO or DIY" on Wednesday evenings on WFMU in New York.

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  1. http://www.peoplelikeus.org
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 People Like Us - Swing Largo / Going Out Of My Town Swing Largo / Going Out Of My Town 2 mp3, CD 2001 Klanggalerie
2 People Like Us - Wide Open Spaces Wide Open Spaces 13 mp3, CD 2003-05-27 Tigerbeat6
3 People Like Us - A Fistful Of Knuckles A Fistful Of Knuckles 21 mp3, CD 2000-11-14 Caciocavallo
4 People Like Us - Thermos Explorer Thermos Explorer 23 mp3, CD 2000 Hot Air
5 People Like Us - Lassie House / Jumble Massive Lassie House / Jumble Massive 10 mp3, CD 2000 Caciocavallo
6 People Like Us - Guide To Broadcasting Guide To Broadcasting 2 mp3, CD 1994 Staalplaat
7 People Like Us - Hate People Like Us Hate People Like Us 54 mp3, CD 1999 Staalplaat
8 People Like Us - Nothing Special Nothing Special 13 mp3, CD 2003-08-25 Mess Media
9 People Like Us - People Like Us Meet The Jet Black Hair People... In Concert! People Like Us Meet The Jet Black Hair People... In Concert! 11 mp3, CD 1999 Audioview
10 People Like Us - Abridged Too Far Abridged Too Far 21 mp3, CD 2004 UbuWeb
11 People Like Us - Beware The Whim Reaper Beware The Whim Reaper 16 mp3, CD 1996 Staalplaat
12 People Like Us - Hate People Like You Hate People Like You 18 mp3, CD 1997 Staalplaat
13 People Like Us - Jumble Massive Jumble Massive 4 mp3, CD 1996 Soleilmoon Recordings
14 People Like Us - Hate People Like Us Hate People Like Us 29 mp3, CD 2000-02-08 Caciocavallo
15 People Like Us - People Like Us And Friends (Volume 1) People Like Us And Friends (Volume 1) 23 mp3, CD 2001 Not On Label
16 People Like Us - Story Without End Story Without End 4 mp3, CD 2005 Sonic Arts Network
17 The Bits In Between - Mic Break Outtakes On WFMU 3 mp3, CD 2005-11-11 Touch
18 People Like Us - Recyclopaedia Britannica Recyclopaedia Britannica 30 mp3, CD 2002-04-00 Mess Media
19 People Like Us - Another Kind Of Humor / Another Kind Of Murder Another Kind Of Humor / Another Kind Of Murder 7 mp3, CD 1993 World Serpent
20 People Like Us - Another Kind Of Humor / Another Kind Of Murder Another Kind Of Humor / Another Kind Of Murder 7 mp3, CD 1993 World Serpent
21 People Like Us - Blundersonix / Special Mix Blundersonix / Special Mix 2 mp3, CD 1997 Kleptones
22 People Like Us - Lassie House Lassie House 2 mp3, CD 1997-01-24 Staalplaat
23 Plunderphonic 2 mp3, CD 1996 Kleptones
24 People Like Us - People Like Us And Sniper Play The Three DJs Of The Apocalypse People Like Us And Sniper Play The Three DJs Of The Apocalypse 2 mp3, CD 1997 Kleptones
25 People Like Us - Hate People Like Us Hate People Like Us 29 mp3, CD 1999-08-17 Soleilmoon Recordings
26 People Like Us - Honeysuckle Boulevard Honeysuckle Boulevard 8 mp3, CD 2007 Arts Council England
27 People Like Us - Lowest Common Dominator Lowest Common Dominator 10 mp3, CD 1994 Staalplaat
28 People Like Us - Stifled Love Stifled Love 7 mp3, CD 2002 Mess Media
29 People Like Us - Perpetuum Mobile Perpetuum Mobile 18 mp3, CD 2007-04-23 Soleilmoon Recordings
30 People Like Us - Withers In The Waking Withers In The Waking 2 mp3, CD 2008-11-10 Touch
31 People Like Us - On The Rooftops Of London On The Rooftops Of London 3 mp3, CD 2007 Not On Label
32 Rhapsody In Glue 13 mp3, CD 2008-05-15
33 People Like Us - This Is Light Music This Is Light Music 10 mp3, CD 2010 Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
34 People Like Us - Music For The Fire Music For The Fire 17 mp3, CD 2010 Illegal Art
35 People Like Us - Welcome Abroad Welcome Abroad 17 mp3, CD 2011-05-24 Illegal Art

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