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A must-read: http://thequietus.com/articles/06963-talk-talk-laughing-stock
And, for the nth time, a must-listen for anyone that hasn't already!
good piece. Super album.
A very interesting read. Makes me feel a bit sad to read what people went through to make that record and that Hollis and Friese-Greene no longer speak to each other.
I'm surprised it was seen as totally unmarketable by the record company though. Uncommercial, yes, but when you've had 'difficult' records like Trout Mask Replica and Bitches Brew around for about twenty years that were regarded as classics surely it wasn't totally unsellable. Well, obviously it wan't as it reached 26 in the album charts.
is that Tim Freise-Green went within a decade from producing and generally svengali-ing Tight Fit's The Lion Sleeps Tonight to this.
great post thanks.
Interesting for those who wonder what the great man (hollis) is up to now - last wknd at the Electric Picnic festival in ireland he was spotted by a few people back stage. Turns out he was a guest for the wknd and was there with his wife. Not sure if he was a guest of Reynolds (the promoter who apparently is a massive fan and asks him to play each year) or Arcade Fire. I think it may be the latter as in a recent interview with the Irish Times the guitarist of AF was saying that the band were meant to meet him backstage at a gig but it didnt happen (apparently they are massive fans) and that they would try and rearrange soon (maybe the soon was Electric Picnic)
Anyway hate to sound like Sherlock Holmes but as both Hollis and EP are close to my heart its a big story for me!
for the 'live blog a classic album' thread