Jerry Harrison, The Red And The Black (1981)
I love Talking Heads – anything and everything to do with that band, all the albums, all stages and all of the members – I’ve even collected up most of what they’ve all done away from the band. My first thing with Jerry Harrison though was the Casual Gods album – that’s because at the time, and I was a young kid, Rev It Up, was the hit that resonated. I didn’t know about this album until much later. I’m still a fan of Casual Gods – but more likely to give this one a whirl. I think of Harrison as an assists-guy rather than any sort of slam-dunker; he was there doing the assisting back with Jonathan Richman – you wonder if David Byrne took a few cues from him, along with one of the best sidemen you could ever have (as a safe pair of hands). As for Harrison’s solo albums: solid as – very good.
Sample Track: Things Fall Apart
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