Tuesday, September 19, 2006

re: 1979

One of my favorite Talking Heads album, and also features one of my favorite songs by the Talking Heads as well.

By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra," complete with nonsense lyrics by poet Hugo Ball, Talking Heads make the record seem more of a departure than it is. Though Fear of Music is musically distinct from its predecessors, it's mostly because of the use of minor keys that give the music a more ominous sound. (by William Ruhlmann, AMG)

Also credited to the song "I Zimbra" is Brian Eno.

YouTube: Talking Heads- "I Zimbra"(1983 performance)

Buy the album ovah here.


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