The Red and the Black (album)

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The Red and the Black
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Studio album by Jerry Harrison
Released 1981
Recorded Blank Tapes Studios, New York (June 3–17, 1981)
Genre Rock
Length 40:07
Label Sire
Producer Jerry Harrison, Dave Jerden, Nona Hendryx.
Jerry Harrison chronology
The Red and the Black
(1981)
Casual Gods
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

The Red and the Black is the first solo album by Jerry Harrison, who rose to prominence as a member of The Modern Lovers and Talking Heads.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jerry Harrison, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Things Fall Apart"   4:57
2. "Slink"   4:20
3. "The New Adventure"   5:05
4. "Magic Hymie" Jerry Harrison, Nona Hendryx, Bernie Worrell 4:48
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Fast Karma / No Questions" 3:55
2. "Worlds in Collision" 5:09
3. "The Red Nights" 3:57
4. "No More Reruns" 4:21
5. "No Warning, No Alarm" 3:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Jerry Harrison: vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, clavinet, organ, piano, melodica, percussion
  • Adrian Belew: guitar solos (tracks 1-3, 6, 7 & 9)
  • Yogi Horton: drums (tracks 1, 4-9)
  • George Murray: bass (tracks 1, 4, 8 & 9)
  • Eluriel "Tinker" Barfield: bass (tracks 2, 4, 5 & 8)
  • Bernie Worrell: clavinet (tracks 4 & 5); organ (track 2); synthesizer (track 4)
  • John Cooksey: drums (track 2)
  • Steve Scales: drums, percussion (track 3)
  • Nona Hendryx: backing vocals
  • Dolette McDonald: backing vocals
  • Koko Mae Evans: backing vocals

Produced by Jerry Harrison with Dave Jerden. Vocals produced and arranged by Jerry Harrison and Nona Hendryx.

Engineered by Butch Jones and Dave Jerden.

Mixed by Dave Jerden and Jerry Harrison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Red and the Black at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Jerry Harrison". Retrieved July 19, 2013.