Classic Album Back On Vinyl! Includes "Life During Wartime", "I Zimbra", "Cities" & "Memories Can't Wait"!
Fear of Music, the third studio album by Talking Heads, was recorded at New York City from April to May 1979 and was produced by the group along with Brian Eno. Fear of Music reached #21 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and peaked at number 33 on the UK Albums Chart. The album produced three singles "Life During Wartime", "I Zimbra", and "Cities".
The album is often considered one of the best Talking Heads releases featuring the unconventional rhythms and frontman David Byrne's performances.
"Among the most adventuresome bands in rock history, the Talking Heads drew from funk, minimalism, and African and Brazilian music in promulgating a new sound that was both visionary and visceral. They were invariably challenging and inventive, using infectious rhythms as a form of sorcery to introduce their ever-expanding audience to exotic influences from abroad that they might otherwise have never heard. In so doing, they helped pave the way – along with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno – for the “world music” phenomenon of the Eighties and beyond. They also created a body of highly original work, crowned by such albums as Fear of Music and Remain in Light, that didn’t so much appropriate its sources as transmute them into something that felt startlingly new and improbably accessible." –Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"5 Stars" - Rolling Stone
Features: •180g Vinyl • Original LP Replica Packaging
Musicians: David Byrne, vocals, guitars Jerry Harrison, guitars, keyboards, backing vocals Tina Weymouth, bass guitar, backing vocals Chris Frantz, drums Additional musicians include: Brian Eno, electronic treatments, backing vocals Robert Fripp, guitar (1)
Selections: 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
Original album mastered by Greg Calbi and produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.