This disc represents the bridge between Talking Heads'' first two herky-jerkier albums and the next two funky ones. Includes the song''s ''I Zimbra'', ''Memories Can''t Wait'' and comes with a bonus DVD (PAL Region 0). *Please note the you will need an ALL Code DVD player to view. Rhino. 2005.
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
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