Sixty Minute Tape, Song 9: Raisins, “Fear Is Never Boring”

Late in 2016, I posted on Facebook about the contents of a mix tape I put together sometime in early 92.  It’s the only sixty-minute tape of its kind in my collection.  I’ll be re-upping modified versions of those sixteen posts over the coming weeks.

For a while in early 80s Cincinnati, the Raisins were definitely a thing; they had a locally produced LP and got a fair amount of love on the radio.  Their ship never quite came in, although a few years later most of them teamed up with Adrian Belew for a couple of national releases as the Bears.

I was completely shocked last year when I found an actual (albeit rather low-budget) video for this song–in the comments on YouTube, its poster reveals he did sound work for the Raisins for a period of time.  The Bears also recorded it for their debut disk, but in my book their version lacks the spontaneity, edginess, and downright fun of the original.  Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Sixty Minute Tape, Song 9: Raisins, “Fear Is Never Boring””

  1. I lived an hour from Cincinnati and “Fear Is Never Boring” was inescapable on the radio for months – not that there’s anything wrong with that.


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