please discuss the cover to David Byrne's 1992 album Uh-Oh

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probably a warning about the terrible music contained within

Jesus said "What the hell is a Wumpscut?" (jjjusten), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

have always found this totally hilarious

difficult listening hour, Monday, 5 November 2012 17:49 (six years ago) Permalink

looks like it made sense in the 90s

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

'it made sense in the 90s' would be a companion thread to '90s hot' of equally vital cultural interest, significantly less vital cultural interest

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

the second one of those should read 'prurient', obviously

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Frankly, if you're going to do a song titled "Hanging Upside Down" or "Twistin' in the Wind", please just choose one per album.

This video was a gas, introduced by Dave Kendall, with the album cover tiled behind him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYxcoRD6U8

how's life, Monday, 5 November 2012 18:11 (six years ago) Permalink

major props to david byrne for this

flopson, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 00:30 (six years ago) Permalink

if i take the s out will this load itt because people need to watch it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsunqofq27I&feature=related

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 00:34 (six years ago) Permalink

every time i open this thread and see this album cover i get irritated. i really hate that thing

All hail President Optoisolator (jjjusten), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 00:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I liked it

crüt, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 01:10 (six years ago) Permalink

That video Thomp posted is o_O

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

It's just kind of uncomfortable the whole way through even though it's Byrne doing what he's always done best. And it's so early-'90s it hurts, apart from the anachronism in a furry day-glo suit jacket who is David Byrne. Kind of sad, you get the impression the early-'90s audience would have just been bemused by this robot-dancing 40-year-old man and his lithe funky sidekick, bald eagle philosophy lecturer on keyboards etc... Such a radical change in attitude between the mid-'80s and this period, I kind of end up feeling sorry for the poor guy.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 13:03 (six years ago) Permalink

i see how's life posted the "She's Mad" video so i have nothing to add

croup da color of mayonnaise (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 13:20 (six years ago) Permalink

tbh it seems like the problem is there isn't a radical change in attitude

that performance ends with him in a jumpsuit with flame decals playing skronky guitar on a housey version of 'i zimbra'

Yorkshire lass born and bred, that's me, said Katriona's hologram. (thomp), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

that is amazing and awesome

Gandalf’s Gobble Melt (DJP), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:40 (six years ago) Permalink

It's just amazing to see what I consider to be one of the coolest live performers doing essentially the same thing as he did in 1984 (different band but, y'know) in a way that makes it look so painfully uncool.. I guess this is the way with most pop stars who make it big and are at the forefront of their game - time catches up with them and they suddenly become irrelevant and have to spend a few years out in the wilderness before coming back to popularity. See Johnny Cash, Scott Walker etc...

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:46 (six years ago) Permalink


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