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Talking Heads — Houses in Motion (Live)
Album: The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
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Released: 1977
Length: 6:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
For a long time I felt without style or grace
Wearing shoes with no socks in cold weather
I knew my heart was in the right place
I knew I'd be able to do these things.

And as we watch him digging his own grave
It is important to know that was where he's at
He can't afford to stop...That is what he believe
He'll keep on digging for a thousand years.

I'm walking a line
I'm thinking about empty motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
You notice there's nothing around you, around you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

Never get to say much, never get to talk
Tell us a little bit, but not too much
Right about then, is where she give up
She has closed her eyes, she has give up hope

I'm walking a line
I hate to be dreaming in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
I'm keeping my fingers behind me, 'hind me
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

I turn myself around, I'm moving backwards and forwards
I'm moving twice as much as I was before
I'll keep on digging to the center of the Earth
I'll be down in there moving the in the room...

I'm walking a line
Visiting houses in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
Two different houses surround you, 'round you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.
Comments (133)add comment
I am besotted by Tina: She bring out bass instincts.
 Stranglersfan wrote:

I like The Talking Heads
 

Apparently didn't read  the name of the album or the group.  (Or wrote it ironically to see if anyone would notice) ;)
 blotto wrote:
TH = 11/10
 
My mathematical mind sees that as 1.1, though I know what you mean.  This isn't one of my top live TH tunes on RP, though I still rate it an 8; the album version is a 9.  Long Live RP!!
wow, lot of hate and name calling over this band. I totally get how some bands just don't resonate with you, but to slam others for having it resonate with them, I don't get.

If you look objectively at the components of this band, regardless of how it sounds to you, it's not that hard to see why lots of people like them...

- often clever, topical, political, intelligent lyrics
- talented musicians and often talented guest musicians
- often chunky, rhythmic move your butt beats
- quirky and different

Again, I totally get how voices and sounds can be irritating, but you're just showing your intolerance and narrowmindedness by calling them, and by extension their fans, idiots.  PSD is your friend in these cases...
TH = 11/10
 sfomike wrote:
I think that the people who don't like the Talking Heads are people who don't run.
 
Makes me one of a kind. I detest them and I do run
 dwhayslett wrote:

I read your book.  I didn't get it.
 
I think someone just needs a hug...       

 

The release date is wrong--this was a double LP that came out in '82. Kinda weird that the band released another live album ("Stop Making Sense") two years later.
I think that the people who don't like the Talking Heads are people who don't run.
 Tony0600 wrote:
sounds lousy, I hate it
 

And it still is great!
Music has moved out in so many directions you can't possible like all of them.  At first they were ODD but I soon began to like their quirky sound and behavior which was a major Byrne style and still is.  he's off to other creative endeavors .
This is one of those groups that, initially, just didn't get.  However, over time, repetition has made their stuff grow more pleasant and interesting to my ear.

This is why I value Radio Paradise. There's still stuff played here that I detest, but since the vast majority is stuff I like, I try to be patient with music that doesn't sound like "music" trusting Bill's taste / expertise. Some never wins me over but there's also a hell of a lot of stuff played here that's new to my ear and is "love at first hearing". I like that it doesn't get me into a rut of always falling into my own musical comfort zone, while not over-exposing me to the "bubble-gum du jour".
I read a lot of totally opposite comments here, half (very) positive and half (very) negative. Only that fact makes Talking heads a successful band.  As a musician and a music listener & breather I have lots of different genres on my shelf from classic music, over 70's rock to old style jazz and new experimental music. I think that music can (and should) be free to introduce more art forms in performing part. Talking heads was an excellent (and whatever "other" half say-very listenable)  project at the time they appeared. Look at the whole package, and just enjoy {#Bananajam}
I really hate this untalented music imitation. 1.
sounds lousy, I hate it
I subscribe to the Duke Ellington position.  "If it sounds good, it is good."

The Talking Heads were a great rock band in their day, regardless of the label you wished to put on them.

Byrne continued on with an interesting a creative musical career.

It's fun hearing them live.  Thanks for playing them. 
No apologies, I really like David Byrne and the Talking Heads.  This guy was so ahead of his time.
I don't understand the hate directed at Talking Heads. Even if you don't like Byrne's voice, the song's still got a good beat and you can dance to it (as Dick Clark might say).
 Typesbad wrote:
While I don't hate Byrne like some, his voice can get annoying sometimes, and on a song like this, I just want it to get out of the way so I can dwell on the wonderful groove.  Fortunately that is exactly what happens toward the end.

 
You can hear them all cranking away, and they seem in conflict with him saying, "look - I'm singing an important song here."
 Stratocaster wrote:

Perfectly put. I love almost all kinds of music, and I am a multi-genre musician myself. But I can't stand these idiots. I swear, people only like them because they are supposed to like them! {#Hearteyes}

Interesting that the total votes for those who rated this 1,2 or 3 is the same number as rated it a 9.

Sorry, one of those sucko-barfos is mine ~ 

 
I like them because I like them you arrogant douche!
While I don't hate Byrne like some, his voice can get annoying sometimes, and on a song like this, I just want it to get out of the way so I can dwell on the wonderful groove.  Fortunately that is exactly what happens toward the end.
 stevendejong wrote:

I'd put them in one category with rap and other urban "music". Simply not likeable, but peer pressure creates Stockholm syndrome. 

 
Perfectly put. I love almost all kinds of music, and I am a multi-genre musician myself. But I can't stand these idiots. I swear, people only like them because they are supposed to like them! {#Hearteyes}

Interesting that the total votes for those who rated this 1,2 or 3 is the same number as rated it a 9.

Sorry, one of those sucko-barfos is mine ~ 
 daveesh wrote:
love. i mean LOVE.

 
.......... and me
love. i mean LOVE.
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
I don't care if these guys were innovative, way a head of their time, were raised by aliens or whatever the TH zombies like to say in defense of these guys, their stuff just sucks.  No, I don't GET IT and I don't want to.  Whatever noise they have coming out of those instruments will never be called enjoyable music in my book. 


 
Thank you for your thoroughly one sided opinion but in truth they did make great music. I don't listen to them anymore that often. I did see them twice in concert in my younger days. Great dancing music, great partying music. But like a lot of bands, they did get kinda weird towards the end. But they are artists in the purest sense and should not be dismissed.

 

And how can you not like Psycho Killer?


 stevendejong wrote:
Can the Talking Heads please stop talking over (what passes for) music, so they are no long played on a music radio station? What a thorougly appaling band this is.

... I even had to play TWO different songs before this horror was finally over :)

 
Oh my... you "even had to play TWO different songs".  That must have been so hard on you.  Wah!

Cry on.  {#Sorry}
Interesting that someone should "tire" of negative comments regarding music, which is so subjective. People's negative comments have absolutely no bearing on whether or not YOU like it. That's what this place (forum) is all about. Many's the time when folks don't like something I do. Does it matter? N O P E !!!

By the way...Not a fan of DB or the Heads. Ugh. 
I am a fan since 81. I tire of the neg criticism. This and Remain in Light were groundbreaking whether u like it or not.
 stevendejong wrote:

I'd put them in one category with rap and other urban "music". Simply not likeable, but peer pressure creates Stockholm syndrome. 

 
Yeah, peer pressure, that explains it.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
You guys can complain, complain, complain till you turn blue, but the truth is most of us               Love Talking Heads!!!

 
{#Notworthy}{#Yes}{#Yes}{#Notworthy}
Always love Tina's bass work. Bono likes to shame Adam by saying that Tina cuts him on the bass ax.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
{#Yes} Their music doesn't appeal to the simple-minded.
 
I'd put them in one category with rap and other urban "music". Simply not likeable, but peer pressure creates Stockholm syndrome. 
... and now it's turn for my juicy 1. 
Can the Talking Heads please stop talking over (what passes for) music, so they are no long played on a music radio station? What a thorougly appaling band this is.

... I even had to play TWO different songs before this horror was finally over :)
 coy wrote:

you can quote shakespeare
these guys wrote their own 
 

{#Clap}
Listened to this halfway through without killing the browser just so that i can give it a big juicy 1
 terrapin52 wrote:
Oh, F*k me to tears!  The only thing worse than a studio song with Byrne is live.  Pull the plug on my life support, now!  Please! Shake the yoke of inauspicious stars. A dateless bargain to engrossing death. Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!

 
you can quote shakespeare
these guys wrote their own 
the byrne at his psychotic best
 mikec09 wrote:
Add me to the "I find Taking Heads enjoyable" list . . . I would say that their "Stop Making Sense" is the best live album ever recorded.
 

The Allman Brothers and Little Feat would like a word with you.
 bobcat1963 wrote:

?? boredom was in the first part of the seveties.
everybody sleepy on drugs & flowers ;-(
the talking heads, elvis costello, sex pistols, joe jackson, graham parker, they all changed the sound at the end of te seventies.
i didn't get bored by them !

 
Has sarcasm not yet reached the Netherlands?

 
Add me to the "I find Taking Heads enjoyable" list . . . I would say that their "Stop Making Sense" is the best live album ever recorded.
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
I don't care if these guys were innovative, way a head of their time, were raised by aliens or whatever the TH zombies like to say in defense of these guys, their stuff just sucks.  No, I don't GET IT and I don't want to.  Whatever noise they have coming out of those instruments will never be called enjoyable music in my book. 

 
I read your book.  I didn't get it.
Sound up a bit too loud for the office, tapping my feet, reading the comments...yup this song has completely side-tracked me...
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
I don't care if these guys were innovative, way a head of their time, were raised by aliens or whatever the TH zombies like to say in defense of these guys, their stuff just sucks.  No, I don't GET IT and I don't want to.  Whatever noise they have coming out of those instruments will never be called enjoyable music in my book. 

 
I like The Talking Heads
I don't care if these guys were innovative, way a head of their time, were raised by aliens or whatever the TH zombies like to say in defense of these guys, their stuff just sucks.  No, I don't GET IT and I don't want to.  Whatever noise they have coming out of those instruments will never be called enjoyable music in my book. 

 iscoot4peace wrote:
I love The Talking Heads...but David Byrne solo just doesn't do it for me.
 
You may say to yourself, ''My God! What have I done!''

 jdorn1 wrote:
WAKE UP!!!!! Talking Heads were way ahead of their time and always innovative. Llsten to Remain in Light a few time and you might get it. I also have to nod to one of the later recordings "naked" heralding the world music influence.

 
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 
 




2nd place...
 jdorn1 wrote:
WAKE UP!!!!! Talking Heads were way ahead of their time and always innovative. Llsten to Remain in Light a few time and you might get it. I also have to nod to one of the later recordings "naked" heralding the world music influence.

 
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 
 

there are people that GET them...
there are people that WON'T...
pity the WON'T...
This sez it was released in 1982
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Name_of_This_Band_Is_Talking_Heads 
Dude... Stop.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

...and First Prize in the Didn't Get the Joke division goes to...
 

Oh, F*k me to tears!  The only thing worse than a studio song with Byrne is live.  Pull the plug on my life support, now!  Please! Shake the yoke of inauspicious stars. A dateless bargain to engrossing death. Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!


Talking Heads by wnick87
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14827897@N05/

The Talking Heads were an American rock band that formed in the early 1970s and was based out of New York City. Their sound combined punk rock, pop, funk rock, art rock, and later in their career, world music. In David Byrne, they had one of the most distinctive front men of the period; they were extremely popular while they were originally together, and continue to influence many musicians to this day.

Why I love them - I was introduced to them while in high school to a friend who suggested that I watch Stop Making Sense. My favorites include Cross-eyed and Painless and the album The Name of this Band is Talking Heads (album art pictured).

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WAKE UP!!!!! Talking Heads were way ahead of their time and always innovative. Llsten to Remain in Light a few time and you might get it. I also have to nod to one of the later recordings "naked" heralding the world music influence.

 
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 


TH were a great liveband. But in this case the studio-version is much better.
 Giselle62 wrote:

this is from the 80's and their first album was '77—so weren't they more a late 70's band/80's band?
—I agree with you about the 70's being sucky but don't agree that the music was bad in the 70's.
The 80's were bleak, somewhat, but I wazza punk and we expressed our frustration with the suckiness of both of those decades.
It's interesting you call their first album "hippie." Oh, I don't know what anything means, anymore. It's just a big, black, nothing.

 
...and First Prize in the Didn't Get the Joke division goes to...

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 
this is from the 80's and their first album was '77—so weren't they more a late 70's band/80's band?
—I agree with you about the 70's being sucky but don't agree that the music was bad in the 70's.
The 80's were bleak, somewhat, but I wazza punk and we expressed our frustration with the suckiness of both of those decades.
It's interesting you call their first album "hippie." Oh, I don't know what anything means, anymore. It's just a big, black, nothing.

 67nj wrote:
 

The dude abides...
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 


"life in the bush..." is one of my all-time "weird music" favorites. All done by splicing tape, too! Glad to see it mentioned here.
 jagdriver wrote:
Just pure crap.
 
You do realize none of your 10s was released after LBJ left office, right?


Just pure crap.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..
 
I'm pretty sure this is sarcasm...  I think...?  {#Stupid}
I am in slow motion today, recovering from last night, but this, just woke me up for good. Love this talking heads!
 lingchih wrote:
Heh. Nothing like the Talking Heads to drive a schism between listeners. You either love them or hate them... there's no middle of the road with them.
 
ha ha! I am totally middle of the road with them! they're okay but nothing I'd shout about either way {#Mrgreen}
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

 
?? boredom was in the first part of the seveties.
everybody sleepy on drugs & flowers ;-(
the talking heads, elvis costello, sex pistols, joe jackson, graham parker, they all changed the sound at the end of te seventies.
i didn't get bored by them !

just so derivative these guys, weren't they? They just slipped on seamlessly from that lovely sentimental "our house" hippie ballad stuff without changing a thing. I'm just so sad I had to live through the seventies cause nothing new happened at all: no new presidents, no new epidemics, no new fashions, no new drugs, no new haircuts, God it was boring. And anyone remember that "life in the bush of ghosts" thing Byrne did? He was at such a loss for new ideas he even had to use recorded voice-overs in it. Boring as all hell that was. Let's face it, the guy can't sing a bit like Harry Belafonte or, who's that other nice chap, the dead one with the pelvis shake thingy..

{#Dancingbanana_2}yeah, at LEAST one TH song everyday!


I love The Talking Heads...but David Byrne solo just doesn't do it for me.
Oh,yeah   Let's get the weekend started !{#Bananajam}
 PigLatin wrote:
Just saw him at Wolftrap.  He was GODLIKE and it was a GREAT show.  Anybody else here there?
 

Saw him in Philly.  Fantastic show.  Amazing how fresh 30 year old songs sounded.  Houses in Motion was particularly good, but then again everything off of Remain in Light was epic.  I can't believe he played "Air".  Brilliant.
Just saw him at Wolftrap.  He was GODLIKE and it was a GREAT show.  Anybody else here there?
 jagdriver wrote:
They aren't THAT great, especially when compared to <fill in the blank>.
 
Just curious: What could you fill in the blank with that would make the Talking Heads "not that great"?
 


I'm happy to listen any TH/DB anytime RP wants to play them.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
You guys can complain, complain, complain till you turn blue, but the truth is most of us              
Love Talking Heads!!!

 
{#Yes} Their music doesn't appeal to the simple-minded.

 jjbix wrote:
who else is tired of the heads and their repetitive style! Why does D. Byrne think he has to sing every song? Will someone tell him his voice SUCKS ! Yuck!
How 'bout we start up a separate Radio TH-Byrne channel.
 

Go ahead y'all!  Don't let the door hit your fat asses on the way out!  And good riddance.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
You guys can complain, complain, complain till you turn blue, but the truth is most of us               Love Talking Heads!!!
 

YOU tell'em Peter James!!  They're all a bunch of whiners!
You guys can complain, complain, complain till you turn blue, but the truth is most of us               Love Talking Heads!!!

This track defines experimental funk.  I'm with the 8-9 voters, who seem to be in the majority on this one.
 
 wrangler wrote:


yes, please stop!  arrggh.
 
The Remain in light`s version is better! But is a great song.


hippiechick
(in the groove)
Posted: Oct 04, 2007 - 09:52 < Reply >

Time for our Daily Dose of David.
Blech
jjbix
(san diego)
Posted: Sep 18, 2007 - 13:45 < Reply >

who else is tired of the heads and their repetitive style! Why does D. Byrne think he has to sing every song? Will someone tell him his voice SUCKS ! Yuck! How 'bout we start up a separate Radio TH-Byrne channel.
wrangler
(cliffside park, nj)
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 - 09:54 < Reply >

 raga wrote: Please stop it!  
 
yes, please stop!  arrggh.

Rated 1 on principle...WAY too much TH/DB on RP!

I mean, we hear at least one TH/DB every day. Why? They aren't THAT great, especially when compared to <fill in the blank>. What other artist do you hear EVERY day here, other than tracks from those "new" CDs with which Bill is infatuated at the moment (i.e., Elbow, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Madrugada, Jenny Lewis, et al.)

Ugh!


Had to mute this one...{#Naughty}
Heh. Nothing like the Talking Heads to drive a schism between listeners. You either love them or hate them... there's no middle of the road with them.
 raga wrote:
Please stop it!
 

yes, please stop!  arrggh.
 nigelr wrote:
Is Steve Vai hiding in there somewhere?
 
That was Adrien Belew.

Is Steve Vai hiding in there somewhere?
wally42 wrote:
there truly is no accounting for taste......
Reading the comments for this song prove that. I agree...this is sublime. But apparently either you get it or you hate it with this one. Oh well. Their loss.
More DB? ouch
kalkin84 wrote:
my ears are bleeding...
You need medical attention..of some sort
you must mean DOGLIKE! godspeed wrote:
godlike...
my ears are bleeding...
great song from a great record! RP should play everything from this set of cds.
Talking about Talkin Heads...their are duhBest!!! CAN WE HAVE SUM MORE PLEASE SIR ?!!!!
Keep goin RP...THX...JUST LUV DB :bananajam:
Please stop it! :frustrated:
:clap: Good version! :think: Hey! I already have this version! (Bought the CD last year...) :dance:
Radio Paradise has taught me to love Talking Heads My ears thank you
Always liked this live version.
:puke: on lattalo wrote:
Someone please get this off, I feel sick!!!! :puke:
there truly is no accounting for taste...... This is brilliant! Sublime and inspired. Go back to your Poison and Skid Row. Maybe some Barry Manilow.
I like this song.
"For a long time I felt without style and grace. Wearing shoes and no socks in cold weather." Groovy version, but the original gets the 10 just because I can hear everything better. Dave is one funky white geek (in the best sense of the word). His station got busted by the FCC for playing a whole playlist (like 4 hours) of just Missy Elliot. :-)))
godspeed wrote:
godlike...
Yessssssss
godlike...
I love this. However, if something starts playing that I don't like, I turn the volume down.
Someone please get this off, I feel sick!!!! :puke:
Time for our Daily Dose of David. Blech
who else is tired of the heads and their repetitive style! Why does D. Byrne think he has to sing every song? Will someone tell him his voice SUCKS ! Yuck! How 'bout we start up a separate Radio TH-Byrne channel. ThePoose wrote:
Bill loves Byrnin' down the house.
rollo_tomasi wrote:
More Talking Heads ? PLEASE give them a rest :pray:
Bill loves Byrnin' down the house.
If you "collect" guitarists like I do other Porcupine Tree guest guitarists include Mike Akerfeld (of Opeth) on the second solo in "Arriving Somewhere... But Not Here" on the album Deadwing and Robert Fripp on the song "Way Out Of Here" on their new album Fear of a Blank Planet. Alex Lifeson of Rush plays the solo that comes about halfway through their 17 minute opus "Anesthetize" from FoaBP too. Steven Wilson is quite a fine guitarist as well but he is something of a genius to invite these other gifted guitarists to contribute to Porcupine Tree's recent albums.
Man that solo does sound like Adrian Belew. I know he played with them during the Remain in Light era. If you love Adrian's style check out Porcupine Tree's Deadwing album. Adrian Belew plays guest lead guitar on the songs Halo and Deadwing. Classic Belew :guitarist: He has also opened up for Porcupine Tree on occasion- what a treat :jump:
i love this album.
Love TH. Still one of the best live shows I ever saw. Someone in a previous post mentioned that TH polarizes the RP crowd. On the Speaking In Tongues tour, we sat behind Jerry Harrison's parents, very close to the stage. His Mom was digging it. His Dad had cotton in his ears and looked very uncomfortable. Now there's polarity.
bluematrix wrote:
sounds like adrian belew on guitar. his blog is pretty cool these days too, lots of anecdotes including a couple from his back TH days. https://elephant-blog.blogspot.com/index.html
:yes:
I still listen to this album obsessively. It's still amazing.
sounds like adrian belew on guitar. his blog is pretty cool these days too, lots of anecdotes including a couple from his back TH days. https://elephant-blog.blogspot.com/index.html
This is one of best rock albums ever! Stunning stuff.
So how did you get those guys in time with the music? Mugro wrote:
:cheers: :cheers: I just got this album. My only question to myself was "why did I wait so long to buy it??"
electronicshaman wrote:
I put Remain in Light up there in my top 5 albums of all time (thanks Eno) Absolutely brilliant, and the live versions on TNOTBITH are amazing!
Right. And don't forget the great Jonathan Demme film "Stop Making Sense". One of the all-time great concert films.
:cheers: :cheers: I just got this album. My only question to myself was "why did I wait so long to buy it??"
bronorb wrote:
I have this album on vinyl. Gonna have to blow the dust off it and slap it on the turntable. Good stuff.
Slap gently, please. Or risk breaking yer vinyl...
I have this album on vinyl. Gonna have to blow the dust off it and slap it on the turntable. Good stuff.