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Top 3 Faves

Postby topjulian on November 12th, 2009, 1:12 am

In your opinion, which 3 Talking Heads songs are the best?

My Faves:
1. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
2. Crosseyed And Painless
3. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby sittingduck on November 12th, 2009, 3:53 am

1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
2. Heaven
3. Don't Worry About the Government
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby mscott on November 14th, 2009, 8:25 am

1. The Great Curve
2. Cities (new version)
3. Stay Hungry
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby cyberyukon on November 14th, 2009, 10:52 am

SittingDuck: Hey--Just curious. What is it about "Government" that you like? Cool. It's a unique choice.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Ruben on November 14th, 2009, 2:40 pm

Wow, this is SO hard.

1. The Great Curve?
2. The Big Country?
3. Life During Wartime?

God. I don't know. I guess I absolutely adore those three, but then again I love (almost) every TH song.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby sittingduck on November 14th, 2009, 9:16 pm

Cyberyukon: I'll start by saying that it's tough to shave down the TH songs that I like to a top 3, so if one was to ask me today, it might not be the exact same three. However, the reason I'm into Gov't is that recently it's felt particularly relevant, despite its age of 30+ years. Also, to me it represents the irony and quirkiness of early TH.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Backsliding on November 16th, 2009, 3:51 am

hard.

1 the Great Curve
2 Slippery People (SMS version)
3 ermmm ... ummm - it'd be between Thankyou for sending me an Angel (SMS version), Stay Hungry, With our Love, Warning Sign, the Good Thing, New Feeling (TNOTBITH version), Crosseyed and Painless, Once in a Lifetime, the Democratic Circus, Uh Oh Love comes to town, Paper or Making Flippy Floppy (either version). Oh, or Perfect World, Road to Nowhere, This must be the place (SMS version) :blbl:

ok, so I cheated a little bit ... let's just say Stay Hungry for #3

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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby fredd2332 on November 16th, 2009, 4:10 pm

1. Road To Nowhere
2. Stay Hungry
3. Sax and Violins
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby topjulian on November 17th, 2009, 2:54 am

What is it with "Stay Hungry" and "The Great Curve"?
They seem to be the most popular songs among the people who posted their faves.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby thick as a Brick on November 17th, 2009, 7:53 am

1. The Book I Read
2. The Lady Don't Mind
3. City of Dreams
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Mr.DRC on November 17th, 2009, 9:59 am

topjulian asked:
What is it with 'Stay Hungry ? '...


Everybody likes a bit of smut once in a lifetime :o


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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Mr.DRC on November 17th, 2009, 10:29 am

The breeding version. For Oscar...

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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Youdo on November 17th, 2009, 12:54 pm

At the moment:

Once In A Lifetime
Pyscho Killer
This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Backsliding on November 17th, 2009, 1:59 pm

What is it with "Stay Hungry" and "The Great Curve"?
They seem to be the most popular songs among the people who posted their faves.


The Great Curve is otherworldly and epic ... the vocal lines clash and crash into each other and make me dizzy. Belew's two guitar solo's are amazing, like renegade laser-beams. Lyrically it's both joyous and disorienting. Also, there's a bit where the song sounds like it could start to fade out but instead kicks in harder with another burst of 'World of liiiiiight' ...

Stay Hungry is a classic three part act set to the backdrop of some kick-arse Eno production; there's one verse, a chorus and then an extended outro bit - so none of the parts really 'repeat' at all, the song never loops on itself like %95 of popular songs - it starts off as a progressive hipster groove before segueing into a truly catchy, cool chorus. After that the song slinks away into a long, somber instrumental break that never outstays its welcome. The 4 Heads could play that groove for half an hour and I'd still be inclined to move. Eno modulates and delays the instruments in sublime fasion, at one point the song goes all dub-y before Byrne finally sends the song to bed with 'here's that rhythm again/here's my shoulder blade' while the keyboard soars.

aaand that's what I love about those two songs .... believe me I could go on ! :geek:
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby topjulian on November 17th, 2009, 11:49 pm

I guess I can't disagree with that.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby fredd2332 on November 18th, 2009, 8:15 pm

Backsliding wrote:
What is it with "Stay Hungry" and "The Great Curve"?
They seem to be the most popular songs among the people who posted their faves.


The Great Curve is otherworldly and epic ... the vocal lines clash and crash into each other and make me dizzy. Belew's two guitar solo's are amazing, like renegade laser-beams. Lyrically it's both joyous and disorienting. Also, there's a bit where the song sounds like it could start to fade out but instead kicks in harder with another burst of 'World of liiiiiight' ...

Stay Hungry is a classic three part act set to the backdrop of some kick-arse Eno production; there's one verse, a chorus and then an extended outro bit - so none of the parts really 'repeat' at all, the song never loops on itself like %95 of popular songs - it starts off as a progressive hipster groove before segueing into a truly catchy, cool chorus. After that the song slinks away into a long, somber instrumental break that never outstays its welcome. The 4 Heads could play that groove for half an hour and I'd still be inclined to move. Eno modulates and delays the instruments in sublime fasion, at one point the song goes all dub-y before Byrne finally sends the song to bed with 'here's that rhythm again/here's my shoulder blade' while the keyboard soars.

aaand that's what I love about those two songs .... believe me I could go on ! :geek:


Well said.

Back in college, I would quote lines from "The Great Curve" just to sound cool/weird. "World moves on women's hips!"

As for "Stay Hungry", I really dig the live version.
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby JohnnyJones on November 20th, 2009, 9:39 pm

I never really dug the second part of Stay Hungry. It must be the major chords or something.

mine :

1/ Feel it in my Heart (live at the Kitchen version)
2/ Cities
3/ Born Under Punches



I expected somebody to post "Sugar on my Tongue" somehow but nobody did so far...
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Buglet on November 21st, 2009, 4:41 pm

Hmmm.......

Houses in Motion?
Crosseyed and Painless?
Heaven?

no, sorry
I can't do this - way too difficult!

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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby topjulian on November 21st, 2009, 6:26 pm

JohnnyJones wrote:I never really dug the second part of Stay Hungry. It must be the major chords or something.

mine :

1/ Feel it in my Heart (live at the Kitchen version)
2/ Cities
3/ Born Under Punches



I expected somebody to post "Sugar on my Tongue" somehow but nobody did so far...


Well, "Sugar On My Tongue" is one of the most popular unreleased tracks, somebody might consider it one of their favorites and post it.
You Never Know! :P
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Re: Top 3 Faves

Postby Backsliding on November 23rd, 2009, 4:55 am

"I never really dug the second part of Stay Hungry. It must be the major chords or something."

there's no major parts in the outro bit, it's all in one chord, think it's E minor from memory ...
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