Jonathan Lethem

Talking Heads' Fear of Music 33 1/3

Released 05/19/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre 33 1/3 Books Cat no. 9781441121004


It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music"; - and everything spins outward from that one moment.