Regiment (3:56)

Cover of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

From My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and 9 other releases

Brian Eno former “Roxy Music” - David Byrne of “Talking Heads”: guitars, basses, synthesizers, drums, percussions and “found objects”.
Vocal on “Regiment”: Dunya Yunis, Lebanese mountain-singer (from “The Human Voice in the World of Islam”)
In addition eleven different musicians.
The album “My life in the bush of ghosts” (the title from a novel by Amos Tutuola) was recorded in USA in 1979/1980.

Other tracks on this album include, beside the music, an indignant radio host, a smooth politician, the reverend Paul Morton, an unidentified exorcist and other voices. All taken from different broadcasts and music recordings - then mixed together and produced by Eno/Byrne.
Because one track (“Qu`ran”) includes “Algerian Muslims chanting Qu`ran” an Islamic organization considered this blasphemy and wanted it banned. But the song remains on the originaly vinyl record.
The whole album has a great beat and are re-mixed several times by different people/dj/bands - and sadly some of them should not have done just that.


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  • fastlane01

    decades on, still sounds wonderful, thx for the info BP

    4 Jan 12:23pm Reply
  • BrainPies

    AND one of the best album titles of all time.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BrainPies

    And I don't think this stuff will ever not be ahead of its time.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BrainPies

    Bass courtesy of Busta Cherry Jones, mostly a session player for the likes of Talking Heads, Parliament, Rolling Stones, and was once with Gang of Four for like 5 minutes. The Heads' Chris Frantz is beating the skins on this one.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CCSandman

    Goooooood stufffff

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • IEatPoison

    Damn, Still has a kick to it. Bitchin' track.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • cobra-65

    Notorious BIG's "Hypnotize" is one of the few rap songs I like, mainly because of the massive bass line. Now I know where S. Combs ripped it off from. <3<3<3 for the original!

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MuriloMoura

    As vozes árabes de Angel Dust, do New Order, vieram daí *-*

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • harryno


    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • t3h_duk3

    first song on this album i thoroughly enjoyed

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • wi-lll

    fucking love the bass on this

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • earwicker

    An extremely rare example of tasteful use of the pitch bend wheel on a synth lead. Do not try this at home!

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • JuelliSabbo


    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Enfilade89

    I wish Top Gear would fuck off music. The only appropriate time for this wonderful song to be used on that show would be during a clip of Clarkson and Hammond being carried off by a bunch of irate Indians. James May's cool.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • me_cotterill

    Used in Top Gear Bolivia Special!

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • nori999

    lllllovvvvee : )

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dakotaboo

    great, great track - way ahead of its time

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • hearditfirst

    nearly 30 years old and still a filthy track.......Senser sampled this I seem to remember...

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • me_cotterill

    WOW! One of the greatest tracks I ever heard, and I'm a man not easily given to hyperbole.

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Drew_kav

    Yeah one of my favorite bass lines. Anyone know who plays bass on this track?

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
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