Talking Heads ‎– Fear Of Music

Sire ‎– SRK 6076
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing

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A1 I Zimbra
Backing Vocals – Julie LastCongas – Ari*, Gene WilderGuitar – Robert FrippWritten-By – H. Ball*Written-By, Backing Vocals – Brian Eno, David Byrne
A2 Mind 4:12
A3 Paper 2:36
A4 Cities 4:05
A5 Life During Wartime
Congas – Ari*, Gene Wilder
A6 Memories Can't Wait 3:30
B1 Air
Backing Vocals – The Sweetbreathes
B2 Heaven 4:01
B3 Animals 3:29
B4 Electric Guitar 2:59
B5 Drugs 5:13

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Winchester Pressing with center labels similar only to these Jacksonville and Los Angeles pressings by same catalog #.

The birds on Drugs recorded at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Australia

All basic tracks recorded at Chris and Tina's Loft in Long Island City with The Record Plant Remote Truck on April 22 and May 6, 1979
Engineer: Rod O'Brian

Additional recording and mixing:
Hit Factory / Engineer: Joe Barbaria
Assistant Engineer: Chris Martinez

Atlantic Studios / Engineer: Rod O'Brian
Assistant Engineer: Tom Heid

RPM Sound Studios / Engineer: Neil Teeman

Record Plant / Engineer: Rod O'Brian
Assistant Engineer: Julie Last

Cover Concept: Jerry Harrison
Thermograph (Heat Sensitive Photo) by Jimmy Garcia, courtesy Dr. Philip Strax

Track A1: Index Music / Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. - ASCAP / E.G. Music Ltd. - BMI
Track A2 to B5: Index Music / Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. - ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped): SRK-1-6076-WW1 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 2): SRK1∙6076-WW1 #4 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped): SRK-2-6076-WW1 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 2): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 #2 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRK 6076 Talking Heads Fear Of Music(LP, Album, LA ) Sire SRK 6076 US 1979 Sell This Version
SRK 6076 Talking Heads Fear Of Music(LP, Album, Emb) Sire SRK 6076 US Unknown Sell This Version
2C 070 63108 Talking Heads Fear Of Music(LP, Album) Sire 2C 070 63108 France 1979 Sell This Version
M5S-6076 Talking Heads Fear Of Music(Cass, Album) Sire M5S-6076 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SRK 6076, SRK 6076 NP Talking Heads Fear Of Music(LP, Album) Sire, Sire SRK 6076, SRK 6076 NP Portugal 1979 Sell This Version


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November 18, 2018
My copy has the Side 2 label on both sides. Corrected at the plant or retailer with green ink.


January 25, 2017
Looking for the printed inner sleeve only! If you have a spare one I will take it off your hands...


March 29, 2014
I have two copies.

On one: Matrix / Runout (Side 1): SRK-1-6076-WW1
On the other: Matrix / Runout (Side 1): SRK-1-6076-WW1 #4

Can anyone explain what the #4 signifies?


April 29, 2003

another fine Talking Heads album , that isn't as deep and revolutionary as "More Songs about Buildings And Food" (the one before) or a masterpiece like "Remain in Light" (The one that followed this LP) , but it has a lot of good songs on it as well. "I Zimbra" starts using a phantasy language . "Life During Wartime" would fit good on Remain In Light with his fast paced rhythm and the paranoid vocals " I changed my hair style so many times now , i got 3 passports , a couple of visas don't know what i look like . No time for Disco , no time for Party , no CBGB's .I ain't got time for that now .We use Computers, we use fake ID's ..aso) . My personal faves are of course "Heaven" and "Memories Can't Wait" . they touch me deep deep inside and will always bring back memories , (that can't wait when listening to this LP) Best lyrics : "There Is A Band In Heaven , They Play My Favourite Song , Play It Once Again, Play It All Night Long..There Is A Party , Everyone Is There , Everyone Will Leave At Exactly The Same Time .It's Hard to Imagine That there Is So Much Fun. Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing , Nothing Ever Happens . When this Kiss Is Over , We'll Start Right Again And Everything Will Feel Exactly The Same." A fine idea of a paradise ....