Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm Cleaning My Brain

How come no one ever told me that The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads is a total monster, a serious masterpiece, like one of the best live albums ever made? Seriously, it makes Stop Making Sense look positively lightweight in comparison--and I love Stop Making Sense. I'm sure today's spring weather was a major factor too, but upon hearing this for the first time it took real strength not to run out of my office, hijack a car, and drive around playing it as loudly as possible.


  1. I was just talking about Fear of Music with a friend of mine the other day. One the best albums anywhere, I say.

  2. Absolutely, though I have a hard time choosing between More Songs, Fear, Remain in Light, and Speaking in Tongues (hell, if I'm in the right mood '77 goes on the list too!). But if you like FoM, you should definitely listen to this; there are some amazing versions of songs from that album, especially "Drugs" and "Animals". The latter might even be better than the original. At least I never quite understood that song until I heard it on The Name... and now I realize it's a hilarious satire of resentment.