2005 — Intelligence Failure

Intelligence Failure is the eighth studio album of the actor Viggo Mortensen and seventh with the avant-garde guitarist Buckethead, released on 2005. The album combines traditional and original compositions, as well as clips of public speeches, most notably of George W. Bush and members of his administration. The album also features the producer, and keyboardist Travis Dickerson as well as Viggo's son, Henry Mortensen, who has regularly performed with his father, and Walter Mortensen.[1] According to Viggo Mortensen when talking about the album he says:
“ Intelligence Failure is a musical ode to the dream of preserving loving, civilized society in trying, often cruel times. Rising above the deceit and greed that have plagued and eventually conquered all the world's empires, there have always been brave individuals and isolated groups that have stubbornly refused to surrender their belief in humanity.[2] ”

The album is dedicated to Casey, and Cindy Sheehan, their family, and all citizens in U.S.A. The label TDRS Music made available an excerpt of the song "What kind of Nation" from the album to be downloaded from their webpage.

Contents

1 Track listing
2 Credits
2.1 Speeches by
3 References

Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Demolition of the Willing" 7:25
2. "Voice of the People" 3:13
3. "Spain" 5:13
4. "Weapons of Mass Distraction" 7:27
5. "Why They Hate Us" 1:47
6. "It's the Economy" 4:29
7. "Recess Disappointment" 2:09
8. "What Kind of Nation" 8:55
Credits

Viggo added the names of George W. Bush and members of his administration to the credits of the album because he used speeches that they made, not that they performed on the album.

Brigit
Buckethead
Travis Dickerson
Henry Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Walter Mortensen

Speeches by

George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
C. Ray Nagin
Colin Powell
Condoleezza Rice
Karl Rove
Donald Rumsfeld
Cindy Sheehan
Howard Zinn

"You talk of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets."

—James Joyce

This seventh full-length musical collaboration between Buckethead and Viggo Mortensen also includes contributions from Travis Dickerson, Henry Mortensen, Walter Mortensen, and Brigit. INTELLIGENCE FAILURE is a musical ode to the dream of preserving loving, civilized society in trying, often cruel times. Rising above the deceit and greed that have plagued and eventually conquered all the world's empires, there have always been brave individuals and isolated groups that have stubbornly refused to surrender their belief in humanity. This collection is dedicated to them. Combining variations on traditional melodies with original compositions and improvisation, as on previous Buckethead/Viggo recordings, this C.D. also draws from freely available statements by public figures to tell a part of the story of our time. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, INTELLIGENCE FAILURE is never anything less than fully-committed to an honest examination of where we are, and to expressing hope for where we might go.

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by Buckethead & Viggo

This seventh full-length musical collaboration between Buckethead and Viggo Mortensen also includes contributions from Travis Dickerson, Henry Mortensen, Walter Mortensen, and Brigit. INTELLIGENCE FAILURE is a musical ode to the dream of preserving loving, civilized society in trying, often cruel times. Rising above the deceit and greed that have plagued and eventually conquered all the world's empires, there have always been brave individuals and isolated groups that have stubbornly refused to surrender their belief in humanity. This collection is dedicated to them. Combining variations on traditional melodies with original compositions and improvisation, as on previous Buckethead/Viggo recordings, this C.D. also draws from freely available statements by public figures to tell a part of the story of our time. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, INTELLIGENCE FAILURE is never anything less than fully-committed to an honest examination of where we are, and to expressing hope for where we might go.

Tracks:

Demolition of the Willing
Voice of the People
Spain
Weapons of Mass Distraction
Why they hate us
It's the economy
Recess Disappointment
What kind of nation

Dedicated to: Casey Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan, their family, and all other citizens of the U.S.A.

September 2005 - Perceval Press/Viggo Mortensen (also released through TDRS, where it was recorded, mixed & mastered) You can pick up a copy either at Perceval Press or TDRS Music

Players:

Brigit, Buckethead, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Travis Dickerson, Henry Mortensen, Viggo Mortensen, Walter Mortensen, C. Ray Nagin, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Zinn

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