Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food

Limited 180 Gram Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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More Songs About Buildings And Food is the second studio album by American new wave rock band Talking Heads, originally released in July 1978 by Sire Records.

The title of More Songs About Buildings And Food, slyly addressed the sophomore record syndrome.

If the band's sound seems more conventional, the reason simply may be that one had encountered the odd song structures, staccato rhythms, strained vocals, and impressionistic lyrics once before. Another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing.

Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them.

Byrne continued to explore the eccentric, if not demented persona first heard on ‘Talking Heads: 77’, whether he was adding to his observations on boys and girls or turning his "Psycho Killer" into an artist in "Artists Only".

Through the first nine tracks, More Songs was the successor to ‘Talking Heads: 77’, which would not have earned it landmark status or made it the commercial breakthrough it became. It was the last two songs that pushed the album over those hurdles. First there was an inspired cover of Al Green's "Take Me To The River"; released as a single, it made the Top 40 and pushed the album to gold-record status. Second was the album closer, "The Big Country", Byrne's country-tinged reflection on flying over middle America; it crystallized his artist-vs.-ordinary people perspective in unusually direct and dismissive terms, turning the old Chuck Berry patriotic travelogue theme of rock & roll on its head and employing a great hook in the process.

Check out the tracks: “Take Me To The River”, “The Girls Just Want To Be With The Girls”, “The Big Country” and “Found A Job”. 

This LP with reproduced artwork and remastered audio is pressed in the EU on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

(081227963583)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

2:11

A2

With Our Love

3:30

A3

The Good Thing

3:03

A4

Warning Sign

3:55

A5

The Girls Just Want To Be With The Girls

2:37

A6

Found A Job

5:00

B1

Artists Only

3:34

B2

I’m Not In Love

4:33

B3

Stay Hungry

2:39

B4

Take Me To The River

5:00

B5

The Big Country

5:30

SKU 081227963583
Record Label Sire Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 81227963583
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 21 October 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 14 July 1978
Barcode # 081227963583
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Replicated Original Artwork, Reissue, Remasterd Audio
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre New Wave
Genre Funk
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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