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on 8 November 2003
I bought this album when it first came out in 1980 i bought all the Talking Heads stuff then, Remain in Light was a revelation to me and i listened to it often while i painted.
I fiirst got into the Talking Heads when they appeared at Leeds Polytechnic, i actually had'nt heard of them (1978) at that point. And there they were the whole crew in the cantine at the Poly. It was an incredible night with David Byrne doing his jerkey oddball introspective puppet movements.
I listened to Bush of Ghosts endlessly and realised how clever the combination of ethnic singing and elctro funk could be. From very haunting Muslim chanting to odd sound bite quips like 'I made a mistake' repeated like a endless acid flashback to Jezebel Spirit which needs to be played loud and becomes a Voodoo hypno trap.I believe Moby is a direct antecedent to this album but they did it first !
I spent three months listening to this album and painting during the recess and it changed the way i thought and painted. If you hav'nt heard this album your not complete.
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