Take Me to Your Leader (Incubus song)

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"Take Me to Your Leader"
Single by Incubus
from the album Fungus Amongus
ReleasedAugust 13, 1996
RecordedSeptember 1995 at 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, California (Fungus Amongus version) Late 1996 at 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, California (Enjoy Incubus version)
Genre
Length4:27
LabelImmortal/Epic
Songwriter(s)
Incubus singles chronology
"Take Me to Your Leader"
(1996)
"A Certain Shade of Green"
(1997)

"Take Me to Your Leader" is the first single released in 1996 by the rock band Incubus and the only single from their debut album Fungus Amongus in 1995. It was later re-recorded for their 1997 EP Enjoy Incubus.

Promotion[edit]

An official music video was made for the song, it was the band's first music video at that point. The video pays homage to the film The Gods Must Be Crazy and shows the band wandering through California half-naked. The video can be found on the band's DVD When Incubus Attacks Volume 2.[3]

Live performance[edit]

The song was a staple in the band's setlist early on, however, along with other funk-based Fungus Amongus songs, it soon vanished from the band's setlist by the end of the 90s. In 2004 the band performed the song live for the first time in 6 years during a concert in London, England, much to fans delight, with the band going on to play the song 9 times that year. It is to date the last Fungus Amongus/Enjoy Incubus song to be played live.[4]

Music and lyrics[edit]

The main difference between the 1995 and re-recorded versions is the presence of DJ Lyfe. Notably, the 2004 performances were also done at a slower pace, and lacked the rapping segments which were present in the recorded versions.[5]

The song's lyrics contain references to cocaine and other drugs.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.soundonsound.com/people/tom-syrowski-recording-incubus-adolescents
  2. ^ http://www.houstonpress.com/music/incubus-brandon-boyd-the-shit-weve-been-screwing-around-with-has-been-really-exciting-6518353
  3. ^ "When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 2 by Incubus". MTV. 2002-04-15. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  4. ^ "Take Me to Your Leader by Incubus Song Statistics". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSkPO8RVvNw