Album of the Day
Fear of Music (Deluxe)
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around! Released 40 years ago today, Talking Heads' FEAR OF MUSIC was a great leap forward for the band and remains an alternative rock classic. The quartet's second collaboration with Brian Eno couples David Byrne's quirky lyrics to sophisticated but powerful rhythms and, despite its title, the sense of trepidation expressed here is directed more toward modern society than music. “I Zimbra,” “Life During Wartime” and “Heaven” embrace a wide variety of styles, and the Sire collection was hailed as album of the year by such outlets as NME, Melody Maker and the Los Angeles Times. The Deluxe Edition of the gold-certified FEAR OF MUSIC adds an unfinished outtake of “Dancing for Money” and alternate versions of three album tracks as bonus material.