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Tracklist

Love For Sale4:30
Puzzlin' Evidence5:23
Hey Now3:42
Papa Legba5:54
Wild Wild Life3:39
Radio Head3:30
Dream Operator4:39
People Like Us4:26
City Of Dreams5:06

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    Team Records (4) – T 6363Indonesia1986Indonesia1986
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    Cover of True Stories, 1986, VinylTrue Stories
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    Reviews

    • Gmmusic's avatar
      Gmmusic
      My family listened to this album non stop when I was a child. “Love for sale” especially inspired me to play music and dabble in sound and performance as did watching “stop making sense”

      Listening back though I get the feeling that the band (or at least David) was very much trying to emulate the Athens Georgia sound. Does anyone else see/hear that?
      • jedimindsick's avatar
        jedimindsick
        This record is a really really good press. Who knows if it will be reissued, a shame that it's considered to be a low point in their catalog. With the recent reissue of the soundtrack, the record shines in a new way. This is a great Talking Heads album.
        • Sumogirl's avatar
          Sumogirl
          Edited 9 months ago
          I don't think this is their best album to be honest. I like Wild Wild Life, but the rest, I dunno. This s going to sound funny, but the album doesn't strike me as particularly interesting. I know, sacrilege. There is a reason I never really listened to this album.

          It's not a bad album, it's pleasant enough to listen to, in the background. Not anything I'd sing along to.
          • filoman58's avatar
            filoman58
            I do not know why this has been blocked it is perfectly legal tape distributed in Australia
            • Crijevo's avatar
              Crijevo
              Edited 3 years ago
              "Little Creatures" was already a departure from the afrofunk-infused polyrhythms of "Fear Of Music", "Remain In Light" and "Speaking In Tongues", not to mention the side-projects of Tom Tom Club and Byrne/Eno. And as much as the characteristic sound of Talking Heads is present on "True Stories" (some of it leans back on "More Songs About Buildings And Food"), their sliding down towards country-rock music started to worry, the altogether impression being that of a letdown. At best, this could have been a solo effort by David Byrne (impersonating Tom Petty). And considering the album was a derivation of the soundtrack to David Byrne's film of the same name, the assumption of a solo album isn't entirely out of place. But in the context of a band that once made "Drugs", "The Overload" and "Listening Wind" to name a few, "True Stories" remains an anomaly.

              From the good side though - "Love For Sale" is a perfect song Pixies never came up with. The album continues as energetically with "Puzzlin' Evidence", another great tour-de-force number, with the album's highlight captured in side A's closing number, "Papa Legba" - echoing the darker edges from Talking Heads' earlier work. "Hey Now" and "Wild Wild Life" ride the enjoyable, carefree melody wave, but these set the tone for the most part of the record, reducing it down to a tired terrace-version of a superbly ecstatic band.

              "Radio Head" - the title made super-famous by Thom Yorke's experimental rock group - is so disappointingly mediocre. "People Like Us" and "Dream Operator" sadly stay safe with the same formula. The closing number comes in the shape of a ballad - "City Of Dreams" is an interesting diversion towards something Bowie forgot he recorded and Talking Heads discoveried it to their advantage. In this song there's also a slight trace of "Everyday Is Like Sunday", still a good two years before Morrissey actually went solo.
              • borderes's avatar
                borderes
                One of the first "rock" CD available (and that one was made in Japan)
                • jammybstard's avatar
                  jammybstard
                  Stamped in the wax on my copy is "EMC 3511" the EMC has been scratched through twice and replaced with "EU"

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