Own Brain

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  • As the lyrics helpfully point out, this song's title is an anagram of Ian Brown. He told Clash Magazine: "Yeah that's the anagram of my own name. It could of been 'Brain No', or it could have been 'Born Awi'... I like me anagrams (laughs). I was working with a kid called Peter Mescle who was DJ Mick and his real name is Peter Mescle and he said do you realise you name is 'Own Brain' and mine's 'Sample Elect'...so I was like let's do a tune called 'Own Brain', I wanted to do an album called 'Own Brain'. And then I thought 'My Way' was a bit cheeky."

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