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TALKING HEADS

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

SIRE



180g lp

Released: 13th May 2013

£16.99

out of stock


CD

Released: 14th Aug 1984

£6.99


released in 1983, ‘speaking in tongues’ was the band’s fifth studio album & became their commercial breakthrough.

talking heads found a way to open up the dense textures of the music they had developed with brian eno on their two previous studio albums for 'speaking in tongues', & were rewarded with their most popular album yet. ten backup singers & musicians accompanied the original quartet, but somehow the sound was more spacious, & the music admitted aspects of gospel, notably in the call-&-response of ‘slippery people,’ & john lee hooker-style blues, on ‘swamp.’ the accompanying music, filled with odd percussive & synthesiser sounds, could be unusually light & bouncy.

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Tracklist

  1. Burning Down The House
  2. Making Flippy Floppy
  3. Girlfriend Is Better
  4. Slippery People
  5. I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  6. Swamp
  7. Moon Rocks
  8. Pull Up The Roots
  9. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)