Saturday, April 21, 2012

"Fear of Music" by Jonathan Lethem



My favorite type of critique on a particular piece of art is the one where the author uses it as a subject matter - and then goes off into the inner world of that art work - or in this case the Talking Head's album "The Fear Of Music."  Jonathan Lethem tears into the album if it was a mysterious lost code in his childhood.  If you want to know about the making of "The Fear of Music," or what the band was thinking about - this is not the book.  But if you are either a fan of Lethem or just interested how an album can affect someone - then this is a mighty good read.  One of the better books in the pretty mighty world of 33 1/3 series.

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