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View Poll Results: What do you think is the best Talking Heads lp?
Talking Heads: '77
5
11.90%
More Songs About Buildings and Food
3
7.14%
Fear of Music
13
30.95%
Remain in Light
11
26.19%
Speaking in Tongues
7
16.67%
Little Creatures
3
7.14%
True Stories [Soundtrack]
0
0%
Naked
0
0%
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Best Talking Heads Album?

Old 10-06-05, 12:38 PM
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Now that everyone is receiving their box sets and giving these records a fresh spin, what do you think is the best studio record in the Talking Heads catalogue? I may be in the minority on this one, but the lp I find myself listening to the most is Fear of Music. How about you?

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Old 10-06-05, 02:05 PM
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Talking Heads' career: ^

In other words: up, up, up, up, down, down, down, down
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Stop Making Sense DVD
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"Best" is so subjective - my two favourites are "Little Creatures" and "True Stories".

and I know that I'm cheating here but I really L-O-V-E this live album of theirs:

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My order is: Little Creatures, True Stories, Naked, More Songs, Speaking IN Tongues, Remain In Light, 77, Fear Of Music.
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1. Fear of Music
2. Remain in Light
3. '77
4. More Songs About Buildings and Food

and the rest are all shit.
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1. More Songs About Buildings And Food
2. 77
3. Remain In Light

That is about it for me. I have all their stuff on vinyl still, but I really lost interest after "Fear Of Music" was released.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
1. Fear of Music
2. Remain in Light
3. '77
4. More Songs About Buildings and Food

and the rest are all shit.
I agree with everything about your post except for the last statement. I only half agree with that part.
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I don't think you completely grasp the idea of what I was going for here.
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The Name Of This Band Is... is definitely my favorite album as well. Great versions of great songs, along with Adrien Belew on guitar!
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ah, why do you do this to me. there's something on each album that prevents it from becoming better than another in my mind. i have the most fun listening to "more songs..." and "remain in light" but then again, i love the insanity of "fear of music" and "speaking in tongues". i also think the stop making sense album is amazing. with these new remasters, they're all sounding new and fresh to me.

i guess my vote will go to "remain in light" for now, as the songs that i love on that album are absolutely amazing and outshine anything from any other album, save for "this must be the place".
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I can't pick. There is something about each that I love, though I'll admit that as they progressed, they became somewhat weaker...
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#1 Remain In Light.

Can't wait to get my hands on the new release w/bonus tracks!!!

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The first I heard is still my fave.

More Songs About Buildings and Food

then

Fear of Music, then 77, then Remain in Light (was a letdown after the first three) then the rest which I didn't get into as much.
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I voted for 77

my 2nd and 3rd favorites are Speaking in Tongues and Remain In Light
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I think the Talking Heads are probably responsible for warping my musical taste. Good job! I saw them on 20/20 of all places, singing a smidge of Psycho Killer and I think Pulled Up, I bought their album the next day, and I think that's what started leading my astray from what everyone else in High School liked (for example Styx, bleh).

1. '77 (by a hair over #2)
2. Fear of Music (this has Heaven one of my 2 favorite Talking Heads songs)
3. More Songs... (this has The Big Country the other of my 2 favorite Talking Heads songs)

Those 3 are great. The next 3 I think are all pretty good--I totally disagree with people who think True Stories and/or Little Creatures suck, they have a lot of songs I really like on them.
4. True Stories
5. Little Creatures
6. Remain in Light (good but a little two world-music for me--also, I'd expect this to win the poll because other people don't agree with me)

A large gap until
7. Speaking in Tongues (It's their biggest hit I suspect, but I don't really care for it)
8. Naked (I never was able to get into this--I only own on tape right now--which means, yes, I don't own the new box YET)

Of the other ones I have, I don't really know where to rank Name of this Band, Stop Making Sense (soundtrack). Sand in the Vaseline and Once in a Lifetime are both fine but basically greatest hits so don't need to be ranked.

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Of the other ones I have, I don't really know where to rank Name of this Band, Stop Making Sense (soundtrack). Sand in the Vaseline and Once in a Lifetime are both fine but basically greatest hits so don't need to be ranked.
as for the concert albums The Name of this Band is... and Stop Making Sense I definately enjoy and favour the former - the inclusion of two concerts with bonus tracks on one disc is icing on the cake. Disc one's concert has always impressed me with it's energy and rawness that vividly captures what and how this band came across as 'live' - it's very garagey sounding which really embellishes the early Talking Head's sound.
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if you guys are TH fans make sure to check out Live Phish 15: 10/31/96. Phish (yes i know you hate them) cover Remain in light in it entirity, really cool show that puts a new spin on the album, really creapy at parts.
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I hate them.
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Hey, BTP, nice t-crap.
Too bad your opinion sucks.
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I think it's ok to say you hate Phish in a Talking Heads thread.
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I love them all, but I went with Fear of Music.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
Hey, BTP, nice t-crap.
Too bad your opinion sucks.




Did you read the post above mine?

sauce07 said:

Phish (yes i know you hate them) cover Remain in light


Get the joke?

I can't say that I hate Phish since I've never heard them before. Although I probably would hate them.


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Originally Posted by GoVegan
I think it's ok to say you hate Phish in a Talking Heads thread.

Good point.

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remain in light is definitely my #1 now after listening to this new 5.1 mix. mindblowing.
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