On August 3, 1979.

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On August 3, 1979, “Sire” label released “Fear of Music”, the third Talking Heads studio album. It was recorded April and May 1979, at Chris Frantz’s and Tina Weymouth’s loft in Long Island City; “The Hit Factory”, “Atlantic Studios”,  “RPM Sound Studios” and “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne – lead vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Harrison – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Tina Weymouth – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Frantz – drums
  • Brian Eno – electronic treatments, backing vocals
  • The Sweetbreaths – backing vocals
  • Julie Last – backing vocals
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Ari – congas
  • Gene Wilder – congas
  • Hassam Ramzy – surdo
  • Abdou M’Boup – djembe, talking drum
  • Assane Thiam – percussion
  • Joe Barbaria – engineer
  • Rod O’Brian – engineer
  • Neil Teeman – engineer
  • Tom Heid – assistant engineer
  • Julie Last – assistant engineer
  • Chris Martinez – assistant engineer
  • Phil Gitomer – engineering crew
  • Dave Hewitt – engineering crew
  • Booster McAllister – engineering crew
  • Fred Ridder – engineering crew
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jerry Harrison – cover art, artwork assistant
  • David Byrne – artwork
  • Jimmy Garcia – thermograph photography
  • Philip Strax – thermograph assistant

Track listing:

  1. I Zimbra – David Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball
  2. Mind
  3. Paper
  4. Cities
  5. Life During Wartime – David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
  6. Memories Can’t Wait – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
  7. Air
  8. Heaven – David Byrne, Jerry Harriosn
  9. Animals
  10. Electric Guitar
  11. Drugs – David Byrne, Brian Eno
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