Talking Heads: Naked poll

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no wait that video was for Blind

glitter hands! glitter hands! razzle! dazzle! (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah was gonna say. that video freaked me out way before I'd heard anything else by the Talking Heads.

listening to this album for the first time ever right now.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

video is here, though first I had to watch a skittles commercial with norma from twin peaks in it

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcuey1_talking-heads-blind_music

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I bought this album my senior year of high school on the day of release, brought it to my AP English class, and we all lisened to it.

Bag Smart, Street Stupid (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

so far it sounds good, but not really like a Talking Heads album? it has lots of horns, good thing I like horns.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

a poll for 'Sounds From True Stories' should be next! that was better than the actual album proper.

piscesx, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

i was able to find the American link that worked, they kind of hid it:

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

a poll for 'Sounds From True Stories' should be next! that was better than the actual album proper.

Or a poll for which version from the movie is better than the Heads version from the album. Except the winner is so obviously Pops Staples' "Papa Legba" that there's no point in starting a thread.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

i listened to most of this today. think of voting for "Totally Nude." i turned it off after awhile, the second side is really hard to get through at this point in time.

Bee OK, Saturday, 21 August 2010 04:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Easily their 2nd worst album *cover* after True Stories.

piscesx, Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 22 August 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

A rout!

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 August 2010 23:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

no votes for "Blind" or "Mr. Jones?" thought they should have received at least one vote each, but yeah the right song won.

Bee OK, Monday, 23 August 2010 00:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Can't really imagine too many people tempted to vote "Blind" or "Mr. Jones" ending up not voting for "(Nothing But) Flowers" TBH.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 23 August 2010 17:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

then again this thing had a solid if unspectacular finish in the 88 p&j so what i'm remembering as 'it wasn't relevant/discussed at the time' may be 'it wasn't relevant to/discussed by 13 yr old me at the time' when i'm way way way more interested in def leppard and luke skyywalker and sonic youth and new jack swing and inxs and whatever house i can hear on the radio and rakim and pixies and trying to find a copy of the black album and public enemy public enemy public enemy public enemy.

otm

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

This album was part of the batch of 8-albums-for-a-penny Columbia House subscription I signed up for when I got a CD player in 1987.

I overpaid for it.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ Byrne quote?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was in high school when Naked came out, and I loved it at the time. But the cool alterna kids didn't listen to them. The only people that did were me and my music geek friends. We'd smoke lots of dope, listen to Roxy Music, Lou Reed and the Talking Heads. What a shock there were no girls around.

I do distinctly remember an MTV promo for 120 Minutes that showed a clip of their new video Blind, referring to David Byrne as an "underground legend." So even back then he was being ushered nascent the adult alternative genre.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 17 February 2012 05:12 (2 years ago) Permalink


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