PODCAST: Jonathan Lethem on Talking Heads' Fear of Music

By Andy ZaxApril 30, 2012

PODCAST: Jonathan Lethem on Talking Heads' Fear of Music


Jonathan Lethem is a novelist, critic, and professor of English at Pomona College. His new book Fear of Music (reviewed tomorrow for the Los Angeles Review of Books by Evan Kindley) is the latest in Continuum's 33 1/3 series of monographs on individual record albums. Andy Zax is an L.A.-based writer and record producer who, in the mid 2000s, prepared Talking Heads' entire catalog (including Fear of Music) for CD reissue. In this podcast, they discuss the ins and outs of this highly unsettling record (the band's third), air some rare ephemera from the archives, and share some reminiscences of adolescence. Produced by Oliver Wang for the Los Angeles Review of Books.


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Andy Zax is a music producer, writer and former co-star of Comedy Central's Beat The Geeks. In addition to the Grammy-nominated Woodstock: 40 Years On anthology, he has produced boxed sets and reissues for such artists as Talking Heads, Television, Chic, Rod Stewart, Judee Sill, John Cale, Nico, Lee Hazlewood, David Axelrod and Charles Wright. He can be found on Twitter at @andyzax.


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