Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

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180g Silver Vinyl 

 

1979 album produced by Brian Eno and featuring Heaven & Life During Wartime

This disc represents the bridge between Talking Heads' first two herky-jerkier albums and the next two funky ones. Fear of Music is more than just a bridge, though. It's the water under the bridge, the air, the animals, the cities the river flows through, and the heaven on top of it all: "...a place where nothing ever happens." Plenty happens here, however. The CD starts out with its feet off the ground and both arms in the air: "I Zimbra" is all-out celebration. The rest of the songs are pretty much exercises in simplicity: one-word titles with music to match. (Witness the lightness of "Air," the trippiness of "Drugs," the "ooga"-ness of "Animals.") David Byrne's artful naiveté ("Hold the paper up to the light/Some rays pass right through"), coupled with the whole band's musical playfulness (for example, the tuba on "Electric Guitar"), makes for fun fun fun. --Dan Leone

 

Tracklist:

1. "I Zimbra"
2. "Mind"
3. "Paper"
4. "Cities"
5. "Life During Wartime"
6. "Memories Can't Wait"
7. "Air"
8. "Heaven"
9. "Animals"
10. "Electric Guitar"
11. "Drugs"