Turn Up The Volume’s TOP 5 Of TALKING HEADS Albums

1. FEAR OF MUSIC – 3rd LP – 1979

Rolling Stone said: “Fear of Music is often deliberately, brilliantly disorienting. Like its black, corrugated packaging (which resembles a manhole cover), the album is foreboding, inescapably urban and obsessed with texture.”

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2. REMAIN IN LIGHT – 4th album – 1980

AllMusic: “Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow
their musical evolution, and the album was so inventive and influential.”

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3. ’77’ – debut LP – 1977

The Village Voice wrote: “Every tinkling harmony is righted with a screech, every self-help homily contextualized dramatically, so that in the end the record proves not only that the detachment of craft can coexist with a frightening intensity of feeling—something most artists know—but that the most inarticulate rage can be rationalized. Which means they’re punks
after all.”

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4. MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD – 2nd longplayer – 1978

Pitchfork: “On ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’, Talking Heads were sorting out how
to engage simultaneously with the mind and the soul (or at least the hips)—how to be both
art-rock and dance music… a magnum opus.”

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AllMusic: “Although most people probably think the only Talking Heads live release is Stop Making Sense, the fact is that there’s an earlier, better live album called ‘The Name of This
Band Is Talking Heads… It’s arguably one of their finest releases.”

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TALKING HEADS Released Their Outstanding LP ‘FEAR OF MUSIC’ 40 Years Ago…

2 August 2019

The name of the band: TALKING HEADS

The name of the album: FEAR OF MUSIC – the band’s third LP

The name of the day/year of release: Friday 3 August 1979 – 40 years ago

The name of the reviewing magazine: ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE that wrote back then “‘Fear of Music’ is Talking Heads’ most elaborate production so far, teeming with overdubs and effects the group doesn’t try to reproduce in concert. Sounds emerge out of nowhere, echoes tangle the beat, instrumental timbres form unholy alloys… They use a simple device: repetition. Unswerving rhythms, immobile harmonies. Each tune is a chain of sections linked by rhythm, each section a matrix of interlocking riffs… Byrne sings like a Mouseketeer trapped in an endless anything-can-happen day: rattled, wide-eyed, quavery, breaking into glossolalia whenever he runs out of words. Sometimes he slides into sync with the other members of the band, sometimes he dithers above them in lunatic abandon” – Full review here

The name of Turn Up The Volume’s fav tracks: Life During Wartime / Heaven / Cities




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5 Magnificent Albums Turning… 40 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Magnificent Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 40 next year!

1. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ by JOY DIVISION

– ‘2. Metal Box‘ by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD

3.’Fear Of Music’ by TALKING HEADS

– ‘4. London Calling‘ by THE CLASH

5. Setting Sons‘ by THE JAM