TALKING HEADS : ANIMALS [1979]

Μάιο γεννημένος και ο David Byrne, από τις μεγαλύτερες φυσιογνωμίες του λευκού funk – τραγουδιστής και ιθύνων νους των Talking Heads πριν ξεκινήσει την ένδοξη επίσης [αν και συγκριτικά πιο “προσγειωμένη”] σόλο καριέρα του.
Αυτό είναι ένα τραγούδι από το αγαπημένο μου άλμπουμ των TH – στ’ αυτιά μου τουλάχιστον, το
Fear Of Music εξακολουθεί να ακούγεται, έτη πολλά απ’ την κυκλοφορία του [το 1979!] σαν “μουσική του μέλλοντος”.
Παραγωγός του ένας ακόμα από το May born club, ο
Brian Eno.
Check εδώ ένα podcast των Eno-Byrne σ’ αυτό το blog.
Παρεμπιπτόντως, μόνο ένας αληθινός “ζωόφιλος” θα μπορούσε να [γράψει και να] επικοινωνήσει με αυτούς τους στίχους.

Another May born musician,
David Byrne, is one of white funk’s greatest figures – Talking Heads singer and mastermind, before embarking on his also glorious [though relatively more down to earth] solo career.
This is a song from my favorite TH album – in my ears, even after all these years from its release [in 1979!]
Fear Of Music still sounds like “the music of the future“.
Brian Eno, its producer, is another member of the May born club.
Check here an older Eno-Byrne podcast on this blog
By the way, only a true “animal lover” could [write and] relate to these lyrics.

I’m mad…and that’s a fact
I found out…animals don’t help
Animal think…they’re pretty smart
Shit on the ground…see in the dark.
They wander around like a crazy dog
Make a mistake in the parking lot
Always bumping into things
Always let you down down down down.
They’re never there when you need them
They never come when you call them
They’re never there when you need them
The never come when you call them down down down down.
I know the animals…are laughing at us
They don’t even know…what a joke is
I won’t follow…animal’s advice
I don’t care…if they’re laughing at us.
They’re never there when you need them
They never come when you call them
They’re never there when you need them
The never come when you call them down down down down.
They say they don’t need money
They’re living on nuts and berries
They say animals don’t worry
You know animals are hairy?
They think they know what’s best
They’re making a fool of us
They ought to be more careful
They’re setting a bad example
They have untroubled lives
They think everything’s nice
They like to laugh at people
They’re setting a bad example
(go ahead) laugh at me.

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1 Comment

  1. Resa May 7, 2023 at 2:10 am

    One of my faves from the era!

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