Laurent GarnierThe Sound Of The Big Babou

Label:F Communications – F 111, F Communications – F111
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Repress
Style:Tribal, Techno


AThe Sound Of The Big Babou7:10
BSore Fingers
PercussionDaniel Bechet
Voice [Uncredited]Laurent Garnier

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ha ! ha ! ha !
Written and produced at the Wake Up Lab around Paris.
"Respect to all the big babous around the world"
From the forthcoming album ”Unreasonable behaviour

P&C 1999 F Communications

Released under license by PIAS Benelux, PIAS UK & PIAS Germany.
Distributed in France by PIAS France, UK by Charged/Vital, Germany by Connected.
Made in Europe.

The release was issued using the same labels and sleeve as the original version. It has additional faintly stamped job numbers ‘B 521101-01’ in the run-out grooves. The pressing company and the release date were derived from that job number. ‘Mastered At DFI’ stands for a ‘Plated At’ role, meaning this repress was done using original 1999 DFI metalworks. The original version which lacks this job number can be found there.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 413356 724332
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A): DFI-99.7- F 111 A-02-01-1 137.0111 130 A B 521101-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B): DFI-99-7- F 111 B-02-01-1 137.0111 130 B B 521101-01 B1
  • Label Code: LC 07800
  • Price Code: 080P

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Sound Of The Big Babou (CD, Single)F Communications, F Communications, F CommunicationsF 111CD, F111 CD, 137 0111 22UK & Europe1999
The Sound Of The Big Babou (12", Promo)F CommunicationsF 111France1999
The Sound Of The Big Babou (CD, Single, Promo, Cardsleeve)F CommunicationsF 111 PROMO CDFrance1999
The Sound Of The Big Babou (12")Plastika (2)PLASTIKA 01Portugal1999
The Sound Of The Big Babou (CD, Single)Plastika (2)11.70 7098Portugal1999


  • phuriphonics's avatar
    I'll never forget Justin Robertson closing his set with The Sound of the Big Babou at my first Bugged Out Liverpool in 1999. Absolutely epic as all the lights came on during the breakdown and then when it kicked in the whole place erupted every sweaty, boggle eyed raver lost it. Wonderful.
    • mirakizetsu's avatar
      You can die while listening to this in Shadow Moses man!, that place was a bomb!
      • kraff's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        "sore fingers", it;s all about "sore" here. mad, mad tune. slow tempo with tribal, bongos. reminds me a trip to Africa. a trip to nowhere. what a beatiful journey. sth. for headz!
        • jcgnyc's avatar
          for me the focus of this ep is all about the B side 'Sore Fingers', exclusive to this release.
          swelling saunderson-like 'sweep' bassline under incredible live percussions and 909 low tom interplay.
          a confident laugh from l.g. at the climax...incorporated into an absolutely sophisticated piece.
          bridges both the traditional world and pure electronics.
          • cosmo's avatar
            Get this one and check out 'Sore Fingers', which you can't find on the Vinyl album. It's a dark and dubby Percussion-stomper and goin' damn forward ! Seems to me that the percussions are played live, because of some really wicked breaks ... good stuff !!



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