DJ Patrick Discographies - Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club

By djpeat djpeat
updated 4 months ago

#2
Ongoing full discographies project.
Includes Tom Tom Club, but DOES NOT include Byrne / Harrison solo work (yet).
Still need to listen to the later TTC material.

  1. Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues

    1983

    NEW WAVE PARTY BOMB. So good one can forgive the group (mostly) abandoning the post punk sound of Remain in Light.

    "Swamp" is a weakass track though.

  2. Talking Heads - Remain In Light

    1980

    RiL's A side is arguably the best recorded TH material. Deep post punk vibe begun on certain Fear of Music cuts. The tracks take a minute or two to sink in, but once they do, prepare for some heady groovers.

  3. Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club

    1981

    Very solid synth pop / new wave / post punk record.

  4. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music

    1979

    Semi-solid record. Beginnings of the short-lived post punk period.

  5. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77

    1977

    Decent debut that's a bit moldy with age. The cheesy children's music sound that would haunt later records is nascent here.

  6. Talking Heads - Naked

    1988

    Not a great record by any stretch, but not terrible. Exemplary of late-80s US indie, and better than much of that sound. We should all be thankful the band went out with this rather than Little Creatures or, Lord help us, the True Stories LP.

  7. Talking Heads - Little Creatures

    1985

    The group takes a soft rock turn for lackluster results.

  8. Talking Heads - True Stories

    1986

    It's like, I don't know, They Might Be Giants children's music or something. Awful.

  9. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food

    1978

    Absolute worst TH material. Like viscerally bad. Terrible terrible terrible record; hard to believe Eno worked on it.

  10. Tom Tom Club - Close To The Bone

    1983

    Very very bad, very very twee outtakes from the s/t TTC record. A few of the remixes from this record are worth having.