Mr Music Head
1989: Atlantic 81959-2
I was curious about Belew after enjoying him in Laurie Andersons concert film of Home of the Brave, so when Oh Daddy got some radio and MTV play I found my way to this album. And when hes not being so clever that he can hardly make himself understood hes got some great music going. The lyrics are a little too self-consciously witty for my tastes, being more for ironic suggestion than for communicating anything specific, but House of Cards, Hot Zoo, and Motor Bungalow are always good for taking me back to those days. Hes a very talented musician, and this album is (musically) a treat.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.