THE BARGAIN BUY: Talking Heads, The Best of Talking Heads

 |   |  1 min read

THE BARGAIN BUY: Talking Heads, The Best of Talking Heads

It is a peculiar thing how essential Talking Heads were during the late Seventies and throughout the Eighties, and yet how their absence has barely been felt since they ceased to play or record (they have never "broken up" apparently) at the dawn of the Nineties.

This 18 song collection -- which doesn't get to the big Afro-inspired ensemble pieces but keeps attention on the jerky Psycho Kiler and popular songs such as Take Me to the River, This Must Be The Place, Road to Nowhere and Wild Wild Life -- reminds you just how good they were.

And how much they influenced other bands (the Feelies, Violent Femmes, the Cars who added a pop sheen, and others).

So let's give a hat-tip to them and salute this focused collection . . . while also acknowledging you do need to also hear the double live The Name of This Band is Talking Heads as well as other albums like Fear of Music in their entirety.

We look favouraly at this introductory album because it is cheap.

JB_logoIt is another in the two-for-$20 selections at JB HiFi stores here, alongside Neil Young, Taylor Swift, Florence and th machine and many others we've drawn your attention to in the Bargain Buy pages in recent months.

Share It

Your Comments

Murray - Mar 30, 2016

Brilliant
And in the upcoming Documentary Film Festival you can enjoy Stop Making Sense on the BIG screen at the MIGHTY Civic. Specifically 4:45 pm Fri 15th April.

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: Weather Report, Original Album Classics

THE BARGAIN BUY: Weather Report, Original Album Classics

Although there is another set of Weather Report albums in this Original Album Classics series which is better (it includes I Sing the Body Electric, Sweetnighter and Mysterious Traveller), the five... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: Daryl Hall and John Oates, The Box Set Series

THE BARGAIN BUY: Daryl Hall and John Oates, The Box Set Series

When people asked me what I thought about Hall and Oates coming to New Zealand in 2012 I didn't know what to say. I missed their career mostly and when I did finally tune in, it was well after... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

ETTA JAMES REMEMBERED (2012): A lady not for turning

ETTA JAMES REMEMBERED (2012): A lady not for turning

When Etta James died at age 73 in January after a protracted battle with leukemia, there a was genuine but surprising acknowledgment of her career in the media. Not that James didn't deserve... > Read more

JOSH RICHARDSON OF FLAVOR CRYSTALS INTERVIEWED (2013): And the dream goes on

JOSH RICHARDSON OF FLAVOR CRYSTALS INTERVIEWED (2013): And the dream goes on

There's something important we need to know from Josh Richardson of the Minneapolis psyche-rock band Flavor Crystals: Is that square where Mary Tyler Moore threw her beret in the air during the... > Read more