Talking Heads

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Postby Dave » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:15 pm

Hey,

I have recently become a huge Talking Heads fan. The Talking Heads are even competing with my favorite 80s band: the Smiths. Although, I don't see music as a competition. I love both bands. I was just wondering if anyone else was a fan?
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Postby Still Ill » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:03 am

Yep! I never collected their albums or anything. I recently got '77 though. Great party music, too.
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Postby Amuseddaysleeper » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:08 am

remain in light is their definitive LP
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Postby rubygirl » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:45 am

I really like the Talking Heads; David Byrne's voice sounds very interesting to me and so does the music. The Lady Don't Mind is my favourite song of theirs.
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Postby elko » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:57 pm

'77 is just the ultimate debut album. The other stuff I can take or leave, really.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:16 pm

I've never really listened to any of The Talking Heads stuff tbh, I love(d) The Ramones & Johnny Thunders but I don't recall ever buying any of TTH records, I think at the time I thought of them as 'arty-farty' but I was just a young punk (& have since forgiven myself). So what are the recommendations, please?

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Postby Miserable Liar » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:59 pm

I've listened to them since I was 5 or 6, influence from my dad. I have almost all of their albums, but they're all on vinyl, apart from "Naked" which I have on cd.
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:46 am

<!--QuoteBegin-Grim O'Grady+Sep 28 2005, 04:16 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Grim O'Grady @ Sep 28 2005, 04:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> I've never really listened to any of The Talking Heads stuff tbh, I love(d) The Ramones & Johnny Thunders but I don't recall ever buying any of TTH records, I think at the time I thought of them as 'arty-farty' but I was just a young punk (& have since forgiven myself). So what are the recommendations, please?

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Yeah, they were definitely arty-farty, a compliment to their style!

My picks: Try 'Life During Wartime', 'Cross-eyed and Painless' (great percussion throughout) and 'Pulled Up', one of my favorites, to get a feel for their stuff. Another favorite of mine is 'The Book I Read', not one of their many overplayed hits, so it's still fresh to hear. I could put them on gmail if you wish, Grim.

Arcade Fire's lead singer's voice is a haunting dead-ringer for David Byrne's.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:13 am

thanks SI, I'm listening to TTH's right now!

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Postby chicken » Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:17 pm

i've tons of TH on vinyl and on disc. they're in my top ten fav bands.

i also am a fan of david byrne's solo work, particularly "feelings" and "look into the eyeball"

"feelings" has 'wicked little doll' which is a track i adore, but not as much as 'dance on vaseline'....a great track, great lyrics, great rhythm. oY!! now i must listen to it at a dangerous volume!!!
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Postby Miserable Liar » Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:06 pm

Chicken, you mentioned once that Chris Franz (that's right isn't it? No, it's not, I have forgotten the drummer's name now <!--emo&:(-->Image<!--endemo--> Wait was it Gerry Harrison?) produced "orgasmic drumming" didn't you? I see what you mean! (Although take note I didn't ACTUALLY have an orgasm off of it <!--emo&:P-->Image<!--endemo--> )
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Postby Truman Capote » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:34 am

Oh, how I love this band, I am listening to them very much now, because they make me happy, and november makes me cry a lot... so I really need their music.
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Postby chicken » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:43 am

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well, now if drumming could be orgasmic, i would be a percussionist on the street corner and watch people walk funny!!
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no i believe i described the drumming as mathematical. precise. exacting.

gosh, now i must go listen to more songs about buildings and food!! thanks for the detour.
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Postby Liger » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:58 am

I love both the albums 77 and more songs about buildings and food- they are very dancy sounding- i still need to buy 77 but i am broke <!--emo&:(-->Image<!--endemo-->
I think both these albums are 70s albums?
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Postby elko » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:48 pm

Yeah. :77 is one of my alltime favourites. Have been listening to Speaking In Tongues recently though, and watching Stop Making Sense- aboslutely brilliant.
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