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Talking HeadsFear Of Music

Label:Sire – SRK 6076
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Art Rock, Post-Punk

Tracklist

A1I Zimbra
Backing VocalsJulie Last
CongasAri*, Gene Wilder
GuitarRobert Fripp
Written-ByH. Ball*
Written-By, Backing VocalsBrian Eno, David Byrne
3:06
A2Mind4:12
A3Paper2:36
A4Cities4:05
A5Life During Wartime
CongasAri*, Gene Wilder
3:41
A6Memories Can't Wait3:30
B1Air
Backing VocalsThe Sweetbreathes
3:33
B2Heaven4:01
B3Animals3:29
B4Electric Guitar2:59
B5Drugs5:13
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Notes

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

Issued with a paper lyrics inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 1): SRK-1-6076-WW1 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 1): SRK-2-6076-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, Variant 2): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 #2 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 3): SRK1-6076-WW1 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 3): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 4): SRK1-6076-WW1#3 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 4): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 5): SRK1-6076-WW1#7 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 5): SRK∙2-6076-WW4#2 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 6): SRK1∙6076-WW1 #4 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 6): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 7): SRK1∙6076-WW1 #2 ------◁ STERLING gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B, except "STERLING" stamped, Variant 7): SRK∙2-6076-WW1 ∙ ----◁ STERLING gc.

Other Versions (5 of 176)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Fear Of Music (LP, Album, Embossed sleeve)SireWBN 56.707Netherlands1979
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Fear Of Music (LP, Album, Quality Records Pressing)SireQSR 6076Canada1979
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Fear Of Music (LP, Album, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo)SireSRK 6076UK1979
Fear Of Music (LP, Album, Stereo)Sire, Sire2C 070 63108, 2C 070-63.108France1979
Fear Of Music (LP, Album, Misprint)Sire, SireSRK 6076, SRK 6076 NPPortugal1979

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  • RobeoSh's avatar
    RobeoSh
    My US first pressing LP has The Flamin' Groovies Jumpin' In The Night label on side one.
    • Floyd831's avatar
      Floyd831
      Hold this up to the light and you’ll see it’s pressed on Quiex vinyl. Look it up! This is a great find.
      • justahoax's avatar
        justahoax
        Listening to this exact press right now and it sounds fantastic on my setup. Which isn’t particularly outstanding. Especially speaker-wise. Very full and dynamic. I recommend this one!
        • intrinsically's avatar
          intrinsically
          Looking for the printed inner sleeve only! If you have a spare one I will take it off your hands...
          • jloper's avatar
            jloper
            Great sounding dynamic first usa pressing but i will say the rhino re-issues are good also both sound good!!! cant go wrong with either
            • lawrencedial's avatar
              lawrencedial
              Looking for sleeve only. $10. Message me. Words. words words.
              • Trekkie313's avatar
                Trekkie313
                My copy has the Side 2 label on both sides. Corrected at the plant or retailer with green ink.
                • kinetic53's avatar
                  kinetic53
                  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?
                  • jussumen's avatar
                    jussumen
                    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 ....

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