Towards the end of David Byrne’s sleevenotes for the recent reissue of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – the album the former Talking Heads singer made with the band’s producer and mentor, Brian Eno, in 1981 – he describes the duo encountering a novel problem. The vocals on the album had been taken from Arabic pop singles, ethnographic recordings and late-night talk-shows and evangelists’ sermons they had taped from the radio. Now they had to get permission to use them, which proved to be an arduous task.
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