Fear of Music
Media Condition: VG+
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, New Wave
Notes: 1979 UK pressing. Textured cover with very minimal ringwear. Excellent, clean copy!
If you like: Talking Heads, Fear of Music is an essential for your collection–a sort of culminating and defining moment for the art-school punks after their largely successful, initial trifecta of albums.
About: At the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ‘80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too self-consciously experimental, clever, and intellectual for its own good, at their best Talking Heads represent everything good about art-school punks. *via Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A favorite track: Paper