Fear of a Blank Planet (song)
|"Fear of a Blank Planet"|
Cover of the Roadrunner Records promo single.
|Single by Porcupine Tree|
|from the album Fear of a Blank Planet|
|Released|| 16 April 2007
24 April 2007
25 April 2007
1 May 2007
|Recorded||October - December 2006|
|Genre||Progressive rock, progressive metal|
|Length||7:28 (album version)
4:18 (single version)
|Songwriter(s)||Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison|
|Porcupine Tree singles chronology|
|Fear of a Blank Planet track listing|
"Fear of a Blank Planet" is a Porcupine Tree song. It appears as the first track on the album of the same name. A promo single of the song was released in Europe and the United States, by respective record labels. Both promos contain an edited version of "Fear of a Blank Planet" with the swearing removed. The lyrics deal with two common neurobehavioural developmental disorders for teenagers in the 21st Century: bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder.
An excerpt from "Fear of a Blank Planet"
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- Fear of a Blank Planet (Amended Edit) - 4:18
- Fear of a Blank Planet (Explicit Edit) - 4:18
- Fear of a Blank Planet (Album Version) - 7:28
There is a Roadrunner Records two-track promo which came housed in a cardboard sleeve with unique artwork and contains two radio-edit versions of the song.
- Fear of a Blank Planet (Clean Edit) - 4:18
- Fear of a Blank Planet (Dirty Edit) - 4:18
- Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar
- Richard Barbieri - keyboards
- Colin Edwin - bass
- Gavin Harrison - drums
- John Wesley - backing vocals
On 16 April 2007, the same day as the European release date, the music video for the title track debuted on Porcupine Tree's MySpace, though it was temporarily removed a day later in the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech due to the band finding the content, namely children wielding guns, distasteful at the present. On 25 April 2007, the video was launched on the Fear of a Blank Planet microsite to view in high resolution and was replaced several months later by the live projection for "Sleep Together". The video is now included as a bonus along with the 17-minute film for "Anesthetize" on the DVD-A version of Fear of a Blank Planet.
- "Guy Tkach hails the highly-collectable 'unknown' superstars of New-Prog". Record Collector, May 2008 issue, page 41. Retrieved 2008-05-10.