Talking Heads release their third album : ‘Fear of Music,’ produced with Brian Eno and featuring ‘Life During Wartime’ (1979)

Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’ is their third studio album produced with Brian Eno and released on August 3, 1979 by Sire.

Track Listing : 1.I Zimbra (David Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball) – 03:09 . 2.Mind (David Byrne) – 04:13 . 3.Paper (David Byrne) – 02:39 . 4.Cities (David Byrne) – 04:10 . 5.Life During Wartime (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth) – 03:41 . 6.Memories Can’T Wait (David Byrne, Jerry Harrison) – 03:30 . 7.Air (David Byrne) – 03:34 . 8.Heaven (David Byrne, Jerry Harrison) – 04:01 . 9.Animals (David Byrne) – 03:30 . 10.Electric Guitar (David Byrne) – 03:03 . 11.Drugs (David Byrne, Brian Eno) – 05:10

Musicians : Talking Heads – Band . David Byrne – Vocals, Guitars . Jerry Harrison – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Tina Weymouth – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Chris Frantz – Drums . Brian Eno – Electronic Treatments, Backing Vocals . The Sweetbreaths – Backing Vocals On (7) . Julie Last – Backing Vocals On (1) . Robert Fripp – Guitar On (1) . Ari – Congas On (1 – 5) . Gene Wilder – Congas On (1 – 5) . Hassam Ramzy – Surdo On (1) . Abdou M’Boup – Djembe, Talking Drum On (1) . Assane Thiam – Percussion On (1)

Production : Produced By Brian Eno, Talking Heads Joe Barbaria – Engineer . Rod O’Brian – Engineer . Neil Teeman – Engineer . Tom Heid – Assistant Engineer . Julie Last – Assistant Engineer . Chris Martinez – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Jerry Harrison – Cover Art . David Byrne – Artwork . Jimmy Garcia – Thermograph Photography

Recorded On April 22 And May 6, 1979 At Chris Frantz’S And Tina Weymouth’S Loft, Long Island City With The Record Plant Remote Truck.

Released On August 3, 1979 By Sire.

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Rolling Stone
Even in the more conventional numbers — those built on ordinary major and minor chords — anything repeatable gets repeated…. and while his songs aren’t by any means completely static, their harmonies don’t move as fast as most pop progressions do. […]

The Atlantic
The Strange, Tense Power of Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’Rather, he celebrates that status, postulating that the tensions at play within the work—the way in which Fear of Music marks a shift from one Talking Heads sound to another—make it great. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
This album is a bit more inconsistent as songs can quickly shift from relaxed, guitar driven tunes to a mess of electronic effects and noise. While this isn’t exactly a bad thing it definitely shows that Fear of Music is not the Talking Heads most accessible record. […]

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