Monday, January 16, 2006

Talk Talk” by Talk Talk, from the album The Party’s Over.
Second week of August, 1982

Talk TalkYou’ve got to love bands with eponymous songs, begging the chicken-or-the-egg question of which was named after what. Talk Talk dropped the meta-ball in not trebling reinforcement of its name by way of a self-titled début album, à la “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath, or “Iron Maiden” by Iron Maiden from Iron Maiden, or “Porno for Pyros” by Porno for Pyros from Porno for Pyros. (Honorable metion goes to “In a Big Country” by Big Country.) In all these examples, lyrical creativity knows no bounds. Sigh.

Best moment: “All you do to me is talk talk (talk talk) talk talk talk talk (talk talk) … [Repeat and fade].” (@ 2:20).


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