Fear Of The Thing Itself

R18A Fear Of The Thing Itself
The Harlequin Kings

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Track listing
1. Fear Of The Thing Itself (3:42)
2. Incomplete Version Of The Writer (3:52)
3. Two Parents Of A Child (2:07)
4. An Autumn Tale (2:28)
5. I Love You For Your Money (3:26)
6. Mnahaffirmation (1:15)
7. Between Sanity And Madness Gotten Finer (4:33)
8. Joey Deacon: The Best Spastic In The World (2:15)
9. Nancy Reagan Fell Down And Broke Her Hair (2:41)
10. Warm Comfy Sofa (1:59)
11. Norman Bates (4:42)
12. Over A Red Horizon (4:39)
13. I Can Heal (4:16)
14. Light Blue Evening (2:01)
15. The Invisible Man (3:12)

About this album
Fear of the Thing Itself is the début of The Harlequin Kings, a theatrical band of musical artists brought together to produce a sparkle of creativity, a shower of showmanship and originality to rally against a world of plastic pop.

These songs are complex compositions with a variety of influences; Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd; artistic giants from the nineteen-seventies and eighties. In this album there was a deliberate intent to avoid pitch-correction, avoid compression (that is, avoid a loud, hard-set constant volume), and avoid over-production.

What is left is expression, emotion, good lyrics and songs with a true, authentic feeling. These things are needed more than ever in the decade of digital music, and The Harlequin Kings are here to provide it.

Fear Of The Thing Itself
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