- Audio CD (Oct. 16 1989)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sire-Wbr
- ASIN: B000002LIV
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
|1. Independence Day|
|2. Make Believe Mambo|
|3. The Call Of The Wild|
|4. Dirty Old Town|
|5. The Rose Tattoo|
|6. Loco De Amor|
|7. The Dream Police|
|8. Don't Want To Be Part Of Your World|
|9. Marching Through The Wilderness|
|10. Good And Evil|
|11. Lie To Me|
|12. Office Cowboy|
|13. Women Vs. Men|
|14. Carnival Eyes|
|15. I Know Sometimes A Man Is Wrong|
i can't tell you how bright and funky this is
and it's catchy too - David Byrne, thanks.
As good as some of his songs may be, for some reason I find it hard to picture a pure pop musician like Lenny Kravitz, for instance, doing something as experimental as this..... Like the Beatles, David Byrne at his best is not only one of the most popular at what he does, he is also one of the BEST as well. And that's the real challenge for a serious pop musician, isn't it?
It is clear that Byrne has genuine respect and love for this music, as well as other forms of world music. He obviously has a better sense of humor than Peter Gabriel, however, and isn't afraid to shake his populist ... with the masses. That only makes him more appealing.
Snobs, like our Spanish writing reviewer, will see this album primarily as an Anglo intrusion, as cultural imperialism. What a shame. David Byrne has probably done more to break down barriers with his label, concerts, and other activities than almost any other major musician. David Byrne is a true fan and I'm very glad that he has enough respect for his audience to share nothing but the best. He does this live too...I saw him here in Hawaii early in 2002, and the place practically exploded with love for him.
This is not a completely perfect record. But is that really the point? The things that DO work on this record are absolutely intriguing, unique, and put on wax the exact sort of hybridity that will mark the twenty-first century and beyond.
Kudos to DB for being such a sly MF.