My name is Legion, for we are many.
I'm inordinately fond of that quote. It sends shivers up my spine. So much pea-soup-spewing imagery. (I could have sworn the line, or something like it, is spoken in The Exorcist but I can't find reference to it anywhere.)
The word "legion" itself means vast horde. It's the juxtaposition of the singular and plural that make this quote really work for me: My name is Legion, for we are many. The implication is, of course, that there is a multitude of demons inhabiting one body and they've managed to work together to create one cohesive voice. Creepy as.
This quote has inspired or been referenced in dozens of books, songs and films. But here's one track you've likely not heard before--this version at least. A favourite movie soundtrack from my childhood (and a favourite movie) is the Jewel of the Nile. I went hunting for a track on YouTube called "Legion (Here I Come)", as it appears on the record, and ended up with this one, a song simply called "Legion" by Mark Shreeve. It's a bizarre electronica track with an even more bizarre film clip. But I like it--the track at least. I'm rather fond of electronica and could imagine this being busted out on dance floors in the eighties. If only I had been there!
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