BCB 100 - Talking Heads

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Postby Clippernolan » 17 Jul 2006, 16:45

Album: Talking Heads 77. As much as I like Remain in Light, I find the debut more immediate.

Song: "Once in a Lifetime". There is something new to like about this track every time I hear it, but one of my favourite elements is the relentlessness of that bassline. It doesn't change, even with the chords.
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Postby Still Baron » 17 Jul 2006, 23:28

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The Right Scarfie Profile wrote:I might post a bit more, but I don't know whether would anyone would be very interested, so I'll just finish here.


:roll:


Oh c'mon, don't be so down, Baron!

Anyway, BCB needs to know your opinion on the 'Heads.

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I don't mind the Talking Heads now and again, but I can't imagine choosing to put on one of their records.
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Postby bixhenry » 17 Jul 2006, 23:56

I loved 'em from their inception, and now find 'em a little dated, and grow weary of David Byrne's yelping and dlitettantism. However, with songs like 'Heaven,' 'Born Under Punches,' 'The Big Country,' 'Life During Wartime,' and especially 'Once In A Lifetime,' not only did Talking Heads have songwriting ability, their stuff sounded absolutely refreshing on FM radio at the time. Also, 'Take Me To The River' remains one of the finest cover versions of all time - talk about taking a great song and making it your own!

The world is not worse for having nice, quirky little bands in it from time to time. And Talking Heads were a nice, quirky little band who were great on occasion. In addition, I was at the show in which the main body of the Stop Making Sense movie was filmed, and it was a bonafide great concert.

Album - Remain In Light

Song - 'Once In A Lifetime'

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Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 00:09

album: More Songs About Buildings and Food
song:
win: Don't Worry About the Government
place: Found a Job
show: You Pulled Me UP

I don't think they've dated, I just think most of the people who started singing their praises with 'Remain in Light' moved on to other stuff just around the time they broke up.

I like 'Remain in Light', I LOVE the first three.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Jul 2006, 00:12

bixhenry wrote: Also, 'Take Me To The River' remains one of the finest cover versions of all time - talk about taking a great song and making it your own!



Now it's my turn to say I love you but you're wrong about this one.

A brilliant soul song with all traces of soul removed, and replaced by detached irony. What exactly is the appeal?
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Postby Snarfyguy » 18 Jul 2006, 00:15

toomanyhatz wrote:A brilliant soul song with all traces of soul removed, and replaced by detached irony. What exactly is the appeal?


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Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 00:15

hey, which cover came first Bryan Ferry or Talking Heads?
probably T.Heads. I always like Ferry's better. It's just as caucasian but does seem to have more sex in it.

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Postby Stirling Moss » 18 Jul 2006, 00:30

Sneelock wrote:hey, which cover came first Bryan Ferry or Talking Heads?
probably T.Heads. I always like Ferry's better. It's just as caucasian but does seem to have more sex in it.


Ferry's came first.

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Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 00:34

thanks!
that's nice to know!
I like that record quite a bit.
T.Heads version is a little bloodless compared to Ferry or Al but I like it, it fits on the record and was an unexpected friend on the radio.

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Postby bixhenry » 18 Jul 2006, 04:41

toomanyhatz wrote:
bixhenry wrote: Also, 'Take Me To The River' remains one of the finest cover versions of all time - talk about taking a great song and making it your own!



Now it's my turn to say I love you but you're wrong about this one.

A brilliant soul song with all traces of soul removed, and replaced by detached irony. What exactly is the appeal?


And this coming from someone who, for years, preferred the Hall and Oates version of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' to the Righteous Brothers' version? :roll: :D

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Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Jul 2006, 08:16

bixhenry wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:
bixhenry wrote: Also, 'Take Me To The River' remains one of the finest cover versions of all time - talk about taking a great song and making it your own!



Now it's my turn to say I love you but you're wrong about this one.

A brilliant soul song with all traces of soul removed, and replaced by detached irony. What exactly is the appeal?


And this coming from someone who, for years, preferred the Hall and Oates version of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' to the Righteous Brothers' version? :roll: :D


True, but I saw the error of my ways. And Hall & Oates are still a million times more soulful than David Nerd...I mean Byrne.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 17:44

bixhenry wrote: And this coming from someone who, for years, preferred the Hall and Oates version of 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' to the Righteous Brothers' version? :roll: :D


:shock: :x :D

This explains so much about Daveworld.

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Postby Billybob Dylan » 18 Jul 2006, 19:31

Jeff K wrote:Song - Love is a Building On Fire

At the risk of being pedantic, it's Love Goes To Building On Fire, or more correctly (according to the label & original picture sleeve) Love > Building on Fire.

It was the first thing I ever heard by TH, and it'd probably be in my Top 10 TH songs. But there's so many to choose from, so I'll go for:

song: Psycho Killer
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Postby Nicky Loves Fuzz » 10 Aug 2006, 11:00

one of my all-time favorites. I'd say easily in my top 10 bands.

ALBUM: Remain In Light

SONG: Thank You for Sending Me an Angel

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Postby The Tourist » 27 Oct 2006, 15:00

life during wartime was done so much better live. it's strange cos it's done virtually the same as the studio version, but i think the fact that they can't fade out mid verse is a bonus...

burning down the house, this must be the place, heaven, don't worry about the government, psycho killer, no compassion... the list of sheer brilliiance goes on and on...

but the winner (for me) would have to be

Memories can't wait

it's stupendous. it's also the name of my best of Talking Heads sampler (I don't like corporate best ofs, much prefer to make my own.)
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Re: BCB 100 - Talking Heads

Postby pcqgod » 02 Jul 2010, 05:01

album: More songs about buildings and food
song: Found a job
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