These songs perfectly embodied the frenetic, urgent and nervous brand of rock that had made Talking Heads stand out from the beginning. One got the feeling that to him, although he was an exceptional performer, the audience was secondary in importance to bringing to life the sounds he heard in his head.
The songs that made up side two of disc one were recorded two years after the first collection, this time in New Jersey. Byrne embellished this version of the song with an unusual and sometimes bizarre vocal delivery. This expanded version rendered it both more abundant and more beautiful than the album version. Again, this song added additional instruments and melodies that were not present on the original record, proving what a well-constructed song it really was.
This end of this song featured a transcendent keyboard solo by band member Jerry Harrison. Side three of disc two of The Name of This Band is Talking Heads contained the first collection of tracks that were not all recorded during one session. In some ways, it was the artiest their art rock ever got. However, this live version was more accessible and entertaining than the studio version. The musical wind-down of the last couple minutes was funky, choppy and totally head-bopping.
In addition, the solo guitar work towards the middle of the song is nothing short of incredible. This track contained some of the most interesting vocal arrangement in the Talking Heads catalog. The first LP featured the original quartet in recordings from and , and the second LP featured the expanded ten-piece lineup that toured in and The cassette edition of the album included " Cities ", a bonus track not included on the vinyl edition, which also appeared on the subsequent CD release.
The title of the album is a reference both to the group's preference for having no expressed definite article within the band name as opposed to " The Talking Heads" and to David Byrne 's minimalist introductions to songs.
The album opens with one such introduction: "The name of this song is 'New Feeling'. That's what it's about. It duplicated the pattern of the original album, with the first disc featuring the quartet alone and the second disc the ten-member band. Eight additional performances from and were added to the first disc, and seven additional tracks from the —81 tour were added to the second disc, with the latter disc featuring a reconfigured running order reflecting the tour's set list from the larger band.
However, the introduction to the song " Crosseyed and Painless " was edited out on this CD version. In , Rhino reissued the vinyl version of the album on the original Sire label , again without bonus tracks, but with the longer version of "Crosseyed and Painless. The album also utilized the original analog mastering for the LP from All songs written by David Byrne except where noted.
Dates and places are for the first and following tracks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Talking Heads. Sire Rhino reissue. Retrieved February 8, At this point in their career, Talking Heads were still basically an underground band; it was "Burning Down the House" that really thrust them into the mainstream, and Stop Making Sense documents their arrival as a more or less mainstream act.
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