In January 1980.

In January 1980, “Crammed Discs” label released “Un Peu de l’Âme des Bandits” (English: A Little of the Bandit Spirit), the second Aksak Maboul studio album. It was recorded February – August 1979, at “Sunrise Studio” in Kirchberg, Switzerland, and was produced by Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, Michael Berckmans, Denis van Hecke, Catherine Jauniaux, Fred Frith and Chris Cutler.


  • Marc Hollander– organ, piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, drum machine, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, dumbeg, samples, xylophone, percussion
  • Frank Wuyts– drums, pinball machine flipper, recorder, piano, synthesizer, percussion, choir
  • Michel Berckmans– bassoon, oboe, choir
  • Denis van Hecke– acoustic cello, electric cello, voice, rhythm guitar
  • Catherine Jauniaux– voice, pinball machine flipper
  • Fred Frith– guitar, violin, viola, bass guitar, prepared guitar
  • Chris Cutler– drums, percussion, radio
  • Mixed by Etienne Conod, Fred Frith, assisted by Aksak Maboul
  • Pat Andrea – front cover design
  • M.C. Octave – back cover design, layout

Track listing:

  1. A Modern Lesson- Bo Diddley – Marc Hollander, arr. Fred Frith, Marc Hollander, Catherine Jauniaux
  2. Palmiers en Pots
  • Trio (from Nuits D’Argentine) – Verchuren
  • Tango – Frank Wuyts, Marc Hollander
  1. Geistige Nacht (Rondo) – Fred Frith, arr. Fred Frith
  2. I Viaggi Formano la Gioventú (Truc Turc) – Turkish folk song arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul
  3. Inoculating Rabies (Pogo) – Dennis van Hecke, Frank Wuyts
  4. Cinema (Knokke)
  • Ce Qu’On Peut Voir Avec Un Bon Microscope – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, Aksak Maboul
  • Alluvions – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul
  • Azinou Crapules – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts
  • Age Route Brra! (Radio Sofia) – Aksak Maboul

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