Qu’est-Ce Que C’est? – THE MEDICINE DOLLS Cover TALKING HEADS

1 June 2020

Cape Town’s punkabilly desperadoes THE MEDICINE DOLLS shared their striking cover
of PSYCHOKILLER, the classic corker by legends TALKING HEADS. It’s the perfect song for the Dolls. Sickly schizophrenic sticky, tortuous traumatic and withing wacky. The darksome duo’s version is a spine-chilling gloom and doom ripper with a scary reverberation, sultry organs, and petrifying Lux Interior vocals. Oh, and Arabella’s French is spot on tantalizing.

Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away oh oh…

THE MEDICINE DOLLS: Facebook

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

– LIFE DURING WARTIME –

– HEAVEN –

– CITIES –

Album in full…

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TALKING HEADS: Facebook

(photo; FB Talking Heads)

London’s Talk Of The Town BLACK MIDI Shares New Mind-Boggling Jam… ‘TALKING HEADS’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 April 2019

Up and coming London sensation BLACK MIDI already showed loud and clear why they are the talk of alternative town with blistering live shows and their build up/break down track Crow’s Perch. And today the quartet dropped another fresh jam. TALKING HEADS clinks, clanks and clatters terrifically. Expect some deranged bass, a mind-boggling forth and back cadence and crispy vocals. Funky waywardness from start to finish. Check it out right here…

black midi: Facebook

When A CERTAIN RATIO Covers TALKING HEADS…

3 April 2019

To celebrate their 40th birthday Greater Manchester‘s post-punk dance legends
A CERTAIN RATIO will release ACR:BOX, an extensive compilation featuring more
than 20 unreleased songs among its total of 54 tracks, on 3 May. More info here.
One of those previous unreleased cuts is ACR‘s rework of Talking Heads‘ stellar
cracker HOUSES IN MOTION from their great, fourth LP Remain In Light (1980).

Here’s the funky cover…

A CERTAIN RATIO: Facebook