Weekly Vinyl – Speaking tongues

17 Jul

Speaking in Tongues
Talking Heads
(1983)

There’s a few interesting things about this album.
The big hit of this album is “Burning Down the House.” It is the first song on Side A of the Album. Because of this song I stopped liking or listening to Talking heads for a brief bit in the 80s. It was such a monster hit that people who previously thought that the Talking Heads was a weird band were now messianic converts explaining to me how great the band was. (I was a fan since their first album – 1977.)
Another also concerns “Burning Down the House.” It has more or less the same chords and chord progression as the Talking Heads song “Psycho Killer.” If you play guitar try it – you can meld both songs pretty well.
The last thing is that this is truly a great album. Each song is interesting, unique but still funky, driven and fresh over 30 years later.

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