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Talk Talk — Give It Up
Album: The Colour Of Spring
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7.5

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Total ratings: 1024









Released: 1986
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 2
From the place that I stand to the land that is openly free
Watching rivers run black by the trees that are vacant to greed

Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance and the jokes just started

Gotta give it up
Give it up, give it up
Gotta give it up

Or tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does love come from
If you've sold your reasoning out?

How can I learn if I don't understand what I see
If I'm giving this mess, take a walk through a nightmare so real

Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance
Gotta give it up
Gotta get a second chance and the jokes just started

Gotta give it up
Give it up, give it up
Gotta give it up

Tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does luck come from
When you've never been without?

Give it up
Give it up, give it up
Gotta give it up
Give it up, give it up
Gotta give it up

Tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does love come from
If you've sold your reasoning out?
Or tell me why I'm so wrong
Where does luck come from
When you've never been without?

You can't do that
You can't do that
You can't do that
You can't do that
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Have a great Kristmas everyone...Keep your spirits up....2021 will be better!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
Pop perfection. 
If you ever get a chance beg, borrow or steal a copy of London 1986. Just awsome live band. 
 Stetsonman wrote:

leave Radiohead out. Those twats spawned Coldplay. no need to say more.
 

The shame of even mentioning Coldplay on a Talk Talk song is appalling. It should never have happened. You can't do that. 
 gurke wrote:
The The - Talk Talk - Radiohead - music from another planet. A better one.
 
leave Radiohead out. Those twats spawned Coldplay. no need to say more.
 mread wrote:
R.I.P. Mark Hollis.  The world is a lesser place without you.
 
totally agree .... . . . . . .
Omg..This actaully turns me on..
The The - Talk Talk - Radiohead - music from another planet. A better one.
Superb musicianship and vocals🙏
R.I.P. Mark Hollis.  The world is a lesser place without you.
Totally love this one.  I've worked so hard to give up self harm.  I agree with Talk Talk...  and when I speak with God the message is clear:   "Give It Up...  You can't do that."   Now I know where the love comes from ... and why.   123K
 htowncoog wrote:

There are 3 parts to the evolution of Talk Talk's sound, all 3 very different and equally brilliant. Maybe part 1, synth-pop, was merely very very good. 
 

There is a 4th - "History Revisited" - the remix album by Fluke and others. Interesting variations there, too.

This one is growing on me. 7->8.
 Bought it only once so far, but would buy it again, np! Totally awesome record/song.

chyk5 wrote:


I have this on vinyl, CD and now I see it's been remastered; must buy a 3rd copy; agreed it is a brilliant album.

 


 DaidyBoy wrote:
Brilliant.  Superb band.  Superb album.  Everyone should buy it.  Twice.

 

I have this on vinyl, CD and now I see it's been remastered; must buy a 3rd copy; agreed it is a brilliant album.
Brilliant.  Superb band.  Superb album.  Everyone should buy it.  Twice.
 Bocephus wrote:
Some of their newer stuff is so different from this. Saw them back in the 80s with The Psychedelic Furs.
 
There are 3 parts to the evolution of Talk Talk's sound, all 3 very different and equally brilliant. Maybe part 1, synth-pop, was merely very very good.  {#Angel}
Came back to the page 3 times as the song played - I've always liked TT but I hadn't heard this one as much. Nice!
Is good, but I prefer "Is my life".
I forgot about this album and how good it is start to finish.  Time to dig it out again.
I can't help but think that the singer is in pain...and not in an artistic way.
 lily34 wrote:
i love love love this whole album. well, and anything by talk talk.
 
me too. {#Jump}
i love love love this whole album. well, and anything by talk talk.
Some of their newer stuff is so different from this. Saw them back in the 80s with The Psychedelic Furs.
I'm really glad that RP reawakened me to this band.  Great stuff!
Never get tired of listening to these guys.....hard to believe that they recorded this way back in 1986!!!  Thanks RP for playing.
 Derecho wrote:
Excellent live:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFBcSMPTE-o

Even if Mark's moving like a Muppet.
 
Hey thanks for the link - I activated it. I love the band, but I haven't seen this live video before.

Excellent live:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFBcSMPTE-o

Even if Mark's moving like a Muppet.
{#Puke}
Nice. Makes me think of Tears For Fears.
Loved this band from the first time I heard it in the 80's and like the other guy said,
they still sound fresh. Thanks Bill, such a great station. 
I love this album, thanks Bill! {#Cool}
When I was a kid used the expression 'Give it up' that loosely translated into 'You're a scrub'. It seems to fit here.
I was just listening to this CD on the way to work this morning. Bill are you telepathic? Eek
Love this group ... great to hear them.  They're so overlooked... {#Music}
Always liked TALK TALK.  Enjoy hearing them on RP.{#Angel}
Nice, keep that rockin' bass groovin' along! HOW 'BOUT THIS RADIO STATION, LISTENERS?!
Gotta give it up! As soon as that overdue advance hits my Wells Fargo account in Boulder, a check for RP has Bill and Rebeccas' names on it!

Talk Talk
The The
Frou Frou... I like like RP. {#Wink}
tlbritton wrote:
Wow - never heard this band on RP before (or anywhere since the 80's for that matter)... But once again, that is why I love this station.

Hear, hear!

How can you not Love Talk Talk - such a great band - ahhh the memories this creates
love it. too poor that he doesn't make music anymoreÂ…
aronson wrote:
The second best album from Talk Talk. (Eden is my fave...)
i'm with you :yes:
I saw these guys open for Elvis Costello on his Imperial Bedroom tour in '82. Unlike many of the bands I liked from that era, Talk Talk still sounds fresh.
Any station that plays this song is a friend of mine :)
I'm almost sure this band originally called itself Double Talk (get it?), but that bit of trivia seems to have eluded Wikipedia. The best thing about Gwen Stefani's cover of "It's My Life" was that it reminded me to rediscover Talk Talk and their classically 80s sound.
Bocephus wrote:
This song reminds me a lot of latter-day Roxy Music.
I had to scroll way back to find this comment, sure someone had to have mentioned it already. It reminds me a bit of Roxy Music, but especially the voice. I thought this was Bryan Ferry at first.
Wow - never heard this band on RP before (or anywhere since the 80's for that matter)... But once again, that is why I love this station.
One of the most interesting (and sadly underrated) bands. Love this song.
mmmmm oh yeah, gimme gimme gimme!
The second best album from Talk Talk. (Eden is my fave...)
bokey wrote:
They don't have chicken wire in England?
Maybe the just dont' use it? :sick:
babujani wrote:
Saw Talk Talk open for Genesis in '82 at a huge outdoor festival in Milton Keynes when Genesis reunited with Peter Gabriel for just one concert. Sadly, Talk Talk were pelted with bottles until they were forced to stop playing. .
They don't have chicken wire in England?
babujani wrote:
Saw Talk Talk open for Genesis in '82 at a huge outdoor festival in Milton Keynes when Genesis reunited with Peter Gabriel for just one concert. Sadly, Talk Talk were pelted with bottles until they were forced to stop playing. Ironic that later they transformed their poppy sound into something that would have fitted seamlessly with early Genesis.
They opened for Elvis Costello here in NY that year. unfortunately, I didn't make the show. When I asked my friend how Talk Talk was, his reply was "we just stayed in the lobby and talk-talked. :biggrin:
Saw Talk Talk open for Genesis in '82 at a huge outdoor festival in Milton Keynes when Genesis reunited with Peter Gabriel for just one concert. Sadly, Talk Talk were pelted with bottles until they were forced to stop playing. Ironic that later they transformed their poppy sound into something that would have fitted seamlessly with early Genesis.
This is the album Talk Talk started putting out brilliant music. It continued with Laughing Stock and Spirit of Eden. I wish Mark Hollis and Paul Webb would do another project together!
Perfect timing!!!!!!!!!! I needed this song today!!!!!!!!! A++++++++++++++++
I really like this... reminds me of ?? yeah! Mick Hucknall... who is this guy?
Shesdifferent wrote:
I like this :yes:
I like this :yes:
TerryS wrote:
Shades of Ferghal Sharkey.
ha. I guess. You remind me that we need some undertones on Radio Paradise
I believe it's Winwood on hammond. coloradojohn wrote:
Another SOLID bass-line going here, after Living On A Thin Line by the Kinks. Gotta love it; maybe the most digable of Talk Talk's extremely groovy record there...Always thought this had heavy shades of ancient Traffic all over it...Good Stuff! Keep it futile over there, Bill, and keep dat wiggle in our stride, too!
this is just so brilliant. amazing how passionately this guy can sing (or should i say desperately?). you should have seen his long hair covering his eyes while letting out his pain on the piano. so intense... makes me think again of this stupid stefanie gwen cover of 'it's my life', so hollow... anyway, this is a timeless pice of art.
Once upon a time at Elsinore Castle in Denmark Polonius (Ophelia's father): What do you read, my Lord? Prince Hamlet: Words, words, words. Once upon a time on Radio Paradise RP listener: What are we listening to? Me: Talk, talk talk--and sing
Another SOLID bass-line going here, after Living On A Thin Line by the Kinks. Gotta love it; maybe the most digable of Talk Talk's extremely groovy record there...Always thought this had heavy shades of ancient Traffic all over it...Good Stuff! Keep it futile over there, Bill, and keep dat wiggle in our stride, too!
I love the jacket art!
Are you listening, MickMan? Talk Talk is great! I HAVE to get some of their stuff on CD. LPs just aren't practical anymore since I haven't had a turntable in over 10 years :lol:
I still like this. It's quite 80's on the one hand, but on the other hand it's got this super Hammond sound.
Shades of Ferghal Sharkey.
What they :arrowd: said!
More Talk Talk! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
In the Groove!!! Did I mention this was one of my favorite songs?
RichardPrins wrote:
Never! :wink:
Never! (give it up) Outstanding. Dated or not, I think it is outstanding. A 9.
What happened to this group? They were so cool. I missed all this 80s stuff; too busy raising kids.
RichardPrins wrote:
Never! :wink:
Never? :redface:
Never! :wink:
raelic wrote:
I quadruple dare someone to upload After The Flood from Laughing Stock! It would probably get *SORRY*'d in 10 seconds flat, but on the off chance it got added, the user comments would be pure gold. :biggrin:
I considered uploading one or two tracks from Laughing Stock and Mark Hollis' solo album, but I don't think they would fit RP very well. While beautiful, these albums really have to be listened to in their entirety.
Mari wrote:
... :silenced: ...
I'm sure you wanted to say, that you love that song... I understand that, it's a 10 IMHO. :mrgreen:
Love it, love it.
I quadruple dare someone to upload After The Flood from Laughing Stock! It would probably get *SORRY*'d in 10 seconds flat, but on the off chance it got added, the user comments would be pure gold. :biggrin:
What planet was I on when I rated this song so low?? Love hearing this right now.....ratings go up :arrowu:
Synth80s wrote:
One of my top 10 albums of all time. I just hunted this album down on SACD from a dealer in Hong Kong and it was well worth the effort. It's almost unbelievable how much Talk Talk transformed over their 5 albums. Though I like them all, "Colour of Spring" is the best blend of the pop songwriting tendencies of their earlier albums with the beautiful organic arrangements of their last two albums. If you haven't heard Mark Hollis' solo album, it's the perfect 6th TT album. Also, Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man (TT minus Mark Hollis) is fantastic. -Synth80s
I never knew Colour of Spring was made in SACD. Please, give me your HK contact! Such a magnificent record begs for SACD treatment. Thanks.
One of my top 10 albums of all time. I just hunted this album down on SACD from a dealer in Hong Kong and it was well worth the effort. It's almost unbelievable how much Talk Talk transformed over their 5 albums. Though I like them all, "Colour of Spring" is the best blend of the pop songwriting tendencies of their earlier albums with the beautiful organic arrangements of their last two albums. If you haven't heard Mark Hollis' solo album, it's the perfect 6th TT album. Also, Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man (TT minus Mark Hollis) is fantastic. -Synth80s
THIS is REAL music! There are so many layers of delicious sound on this album, too! Thank you for playing!!!
Well, it definetly has 80's-calibre production value, I'll give it that. 8)
willyworx wrote:
Best band ever.
:nodhead: :notworthy: :guitarist: :drummer: :crown: :guitarist: :notworthy:
a song hatched for "best class"
One of the bands that got me through the '80s. Pity about Matt Holland's addiction; I wonder what they could have done elsewise.
One of my favorite songs! Listen to the wonderful counter-melodies between the vocals and the bass over the behind the beat, "in the groove" drums and minimalistic organ and guitar perfectly mixed and produced. I would have loved to see this performed live!
I love all Talk Talk. Thanks!
great song. liked them back in the 80s..think I saw them perform with The Psychedelic Furs once. This song reminds me a lot of latter-day Roxy Music.
That organ music intro made me think Bill was going to segue to Steve Winwood from Traffic...
Hadn't heard it before. Abosultely great!
G. R. O. O. V. E. nice
This is one of my old 80's favourites that has survived the test of time, especially their albums "It's my life" and "The colour of spring". Listening to this, I just realised where the 90's "Bristol sound" (Portishead, Massive attack, what have you) got its inspiration from. Strange thing is, I don't really like the Bristol sound. Go figure
Gregorama wrote:
Okay, they are good, but if you truly think they're the best band ever, You need to hear more music, and then reconsider that boast.
The simple fact that this is not your 'best band ever' doesn't say a thing about how much music you or anybody else heard. People come to different conclusions you know.
willyworx wrote:
Best band ever.
That's a bit of an overstatement. Okay, they are good, but if you truly think they're the best band ever, You need to hear more music, and then reconsider that boast. Fortunately, you're at the right place to hear a lot of better bands.
Anyone else hear Pete Townshend in there? I thought that one tune they did, WAS him. Late 80's. Just checked...LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT.
One of my favorite albums from the late 80s - good trippy background music.
Best band ever.
hmm not bad.
Haven't heard this in years....very nostalgic. Love the backbeat!
myouzick wrote:
The only thing worse than irritating: repetitive and irritating.
I think you should listen again, a bit more carefully....
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The only thing worse than irritating: repetitive and irritating.
Well-known song, but still very powerful to me. I loved Talk Talk when I was a kid, and this love still remains (unlike certain other loves ;)) Great to hear on RP, thanks!