Revenge of the Mozabites

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Revenge of the Mozabites
Studio album by Suns of Arqa
Released 1980
Recorded Cargo Studios, Rochdale and Berry Street Studio, London, 1979
Genre Electronic, Reggae
Length 36:06 (1980 LP), 39:51 (2001 CD)
Label Rocksteady Records MICKL01, Arka Sound ARKA CD 33116
Producer Adrian Sherwood and Michael Wadada
Suns of Arqa chronology
Revenge of the Mozabites
Musical Revue

Revenge of the Mozabites is the first studio album by the band Suns of Arqa, recorded in 1979 and released in 1980 by Rocksteady Records.[1] The album was produced by Suns of Arqa founder Michael Wadada (credited on the sleeve as Michael Mafia),[2] and his friend Adrian Sherwood (credited on the sleeve as Adran Ridims).[3][2]

The tracks on this album are completely eclectic with many different genres featured on the tracks. The styles include Dub, Irish, Indian, and a little flamenco.[2] All tracks from this album were made available on CD in 1992 on the compilation Arqaology, released on Arka Sound.[4]

The full album was finally released on CD with its original cover art and tracklisting by Arka Sound in 2001, with a bonus track "Acid Tabla Remix" which was originally released on the single "GD Magick" in 1983.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Light Side[edit]

  1. "Acid Tablas" – 3:44
  2. "World Peace, A Dream?" – 2:12
  3. "Scully's Reel" – 1:29
  4. "Bali Citra" – 3:37
  5. "Scully's Jig" – 1:49
  6. "Piece Of The World" – 1:08
  7. "Acid Tabla Dub" – 3:00

Dark Side[edit]

  1. "Ananta Snake Dance" – 7:22
  2. "Return Of The Mozabites" – 3:35
  3. "Sanaiscara Saturn" – 6:31
  4. "Paintings Of A Cave" – 1:24
  5. "Acid Tabla Remix" - 3:45 **On 2001 CD re-issue only.


As well as founding member Michael Wadada, the band on this album features Style Scott on drums, Mark Stone on flamenco guitar, Ian Green on bassoon, Tony Sullivan on banjo and Moot Beret on Chinese Shawm.[6]