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THE NAME OF THIS BAND IS TALKING HEADS

Talking Heads

 

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3.96 | 43 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I must admit i've always liked a few TALKING HEADS songs that have been on the radio over the years but i've never been impressed enough to buy an album until now. I took Slarts advise and bought this double disc recording that is packed full of live tunes from 1977-1981. It's packed because they've expanded the original vinyl double adding tracks from 1978 that were previously left off, and they expanded the 1980-1981 second disc from the "Remain In light" tour. Lots of great pictures and tributes from Rolling Stone (gag) and other rags that have spurned Prog over the years. Of course these guys are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and I know I sound like I begrudge them but I don't. It's just knowing my favourite bands get ignored by these groups of people from these magazines and boards means to me that they have no credibility whatsoever. I think TALKING HEADS deserve the applause from mainstream media though because of their quirky, artsy, punk flavoured pop songs, I just don't share the same taste that is all. I do think ROXY MUSIC must have had an influence on this band and the fact Brian Eno produced them for a while doesn't hurt.

Man this is a long recording though. I think if your a fan at all you'll love this. And lets face it, it's usually the fans who buy live albums so i'm not surprised at the high rating here. It's a treasure trove really for fans. David Byrne is an unusual yet fantastic front man. I swear he really does appear to be a disturbed individual. I mean for real.This is funny, upbeat and energetic and highly entertaining. For a casual fan like me though 3 stars is my limit.This is a cool recording to have around though I must admit.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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