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Talking Heads' Fear Of Music Album Gets 33 1/3 Book Series Treatment

Talking Heads' Fear Of Music Album Gets 33 1/3 Book Series Treatment
4/22/2012 7:51 PM ET

The Talking Heads' classic 1979 album Fear of Music is now getting the 33 1/3 book treatment, courtesy of author Jonathan Lethem.

Lethem, an award-winning novelist whose honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, offers a take on the album that "scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future," according to the publisher.

"Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time - tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art."

The 33 1/3 book series looks at some of the most important albums of the rock era with a collection of short tomes that can offer everything from an oral history of the records to highly personal reflections on the music's meaning.

by RTT Staff Writer

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