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Coloring Club Plus — 4/5/19

Apr 5

Apr 5a

 

Per wikipedia: Another library borrow, Talking Heads’, “Speaking in Tongues.”Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by American rock band Talking Heads, released on June 1, 1983. Following their split with producer Brian Eno and a short hiatus, which allowed the individual members to pursue side projects, recording began in 1982. It became the band’s commercial breakthrough and produced the band’s first (and only) US top-ten hit, “Burning Down the House”. The album’s tour was documented in Jonathan Demme’s 1984 film Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name.

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke lauded the album’s crossover nature, calling it “the album that finally obliterates the thin line separating arty white pop music and deep black funk.” He elaborated that the songs are all true art rock, with the complexity and sophistication of the genre, yet avoid art rock’s characteristic pretensions with a laid-back attitude and compelling dance rhythms, making it an ideal party album.

Here’s an interesting piece of trivia from songfacts:

David Byrne was born in Scotland and has lived in the US since he was eight. However, he only officially became an American in 2012 following an awkward conversation at a polling station. “I’d been occasionally voting before that,” he admitted to The Guardian. “I naively thought it was legal and they never cross-checked. Then eventually they looked at my ID and said: ‘You can’t vote!’ So I said OK, I’ve gotta go through this whole thing now.”

The song I chose from the CD is “Moon Rocks.”  I like the beat, the keyboard, and whatever other effects are going on with it.  Byrne almost sounds like Bowie in style here.

 

Flying saucers, levitation
Yo! I could do that
Get ready, for heavy duty
Go one, give it a chance
I saw your hair start to curl
So get up, write it down
You better wait for a while

So take your hands out of your pockets
And get your face adjusted
I heard it, somebody lied
And I’m staring out the window
Gonna let this thing continue
In it’s natural time
Roundheads squareheads
Get settled in
You can hear my belly rumble
There’s a voice that starts to mumble
Woo! It’s starting to sing

Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shocked once; shocked twice
Let’s see, what it can do
Man in the moon, moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, up side down
My tummy start to talk . . . (what it say?)

Gonna rock it ’till I shock it
Gonna kick it ’till I drop it
Woo! Love at first sight
You can kick it, You can poke it
Ooh, I think you broke it
What about that!
Skin from a snake, blood from a stone
You know, that ain’t no lie
I got hundreds of expressions
Try to make a good impression
Woo! Right between the eyes

I don’t mind – let me go
Sounds inside – I don’t know
Let me be – why not stay
I feel numb – let me play

I got wild imagination
Talkin’ transubstantiation
Any version will do
I got mass communication
I’m the human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon
Moon in the rock, rock in the moon
There’s a moon in my throat
You might think I’m wasting time
You might laugh but not for long
Hey! I’m working it out . . . (work it out)

I don’t mind – let me go
Sounds inside – I don’t know
Let me be – why not stay
I feel numb – let me play

Songwriters:
Chris Frantz /
Christopher Frantz /
David Byrne /
Jerry Harrison /
Tina Weymouth

 

 

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