TALK TALK Released Their Debut Album ‘THE PARY’S OVER’ 40 Years Ago

Back in time

7 July 2022

Who: Legendary British passion-pop group, led
by the late great songwriter and voice Mark Hollis
(4 January 1955 – 25 February 2019).
Active: 1981-191 / 5 studio LPs

Anniversary album: THE PARTY’S OVER – debut LP
Released: 8 July 1982 – 40 years ago today
Score: #23 in the UK

Allmusic/Chris Woodstra said: “Talk Talk began life as a slavishly derivative,
Duran Duran-styled new romantic synth-pop band, as their debut, The Party’s Over,
clearly shows. Much of the album seems to attempt to recreate Duran Duran’s debut,
but even with their most blatant rip-offs, like the single “Talk Talk,” they do it with a
naïve charm that makes for some really enjoyable music, even if it isn’t particularly
innovative or groundbreaking.”
Score: 3.5/5.

TUTV: The first step to later songwriting greatness when they left their early
New Wave/New Romantics inspired vibes behind them. R.I.P. Mark Hollis.



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TALK TALK: Bio – Discography

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