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David Byrne og Brian Enos trendsettende plate fra 1981 My Life in the Bush of Ghosts er ute igjen, med syv bonusspor. Men et av de opprinnelige mangler.

Byrne and Eno were trendsetters in other ways as well. The release of the record was held up when the estate of one of the faith healers, Kathryn Kuhlman, objected to the use of a fragment of one of her sermons. Another track, «Qu’ran», which used a sample of Algerians chanting the Koran, was expunged from subsequent pressings when Muslims objected.

Det hadde vært interessant å vite når protestene kom. Vi har en mistanke om at det som var OK i 1981, ikke var det tyve år senere.

Breaking out of the bush
By David Honigmann