Negativland- U2 7”. Negativland is an experimental music and sound collage band which originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. They took their name from a Neu! song while their record label is named after another Neu! song. Negativland has released a number of albums ranging from pure digey noise to more straight forward musical affairs. These have mostly been released on their own label, Seeland Records. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they produced several recordings for SST Records, most notably Escape From Noise, Helter Stupid, and U2. Negativland became involved in a lawsuit with U2's lawyers, which brought them widespread publicity and notoriety, but nearly destroyed them as a band. This is a boot of those notorious recordings that the pop band didn’t want to be associated with.