Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Talk Talk- "I Believe in You" Video (1988)

Sad but true: Mark Hollis & co. were sued by their record company (EMI) for what amounts to willful uncommercialism (conspiracy to invent Post-Rock)

18 comments:

  1. The Colour of Spring is a great one. Did their record company really sue them?!

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  2. or such a shame =)
    Spirit of Eden (1988)masterpiece
    Laughing Stock (1991)masterpiece
    IMO

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  3. The were sued for "Spirit of Eden" on the grounds that the album wasn't "commercially satisfactory." I think Talk Talk was trying to get out of their contract with EMI at the time because they knew they were heading in an even more "non-commercial" direction. EMI was probably pressuring them to produce another "It's My Life." Anyway, I don't know what else to say other than: "Fuck you EMI!"

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  4. douxee, I completely agree. I even think "It's My Life" is a damn nice piece of pop, but their final three albums are peerless. Have you heard the Hollis solo album? I should probably post all these

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  5. the great rock n' roll swindleFebruary 1, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Ahh the same EMI the Sex Pistols made a laughing stock of.

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  6. Thank you for a clip I'd not seen before. A man (band?) with a very clear-sighted vision who knew what type of music he was striving for, regardless of the consequences.

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  7. The evolution of Talk Talk/Hollis is such a fascinating story. I have amassed enough material to do a series of posts on them. Scott Walker's next (starting today), but a Talk Talk series is not far behind

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  8. yes i heard Hollis's solo LP, i liked it but not the same way as the two last TT's LP.

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  9. @ voixautre - a series covering the genius that is Mark Hollis would be wonderful. Do you have his AVI (Allinson & Brown)?
    Cant find it anywhere except paying a lot to Amazon for 2nd hand copies.

    If you want a hand with that series post something here so I can get in touch

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  10. I'm doing a Talk Talk series next after Scott Walker and have pretty much everything, but not the one you mentioned. Does Hollis sing on this?

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  11. Anonymous, I found someone who has the AV1 album, so if I can borrow it to rip it to FLAC, I'll post it during the upcoming TALK TALK series

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  12. Yes he does, Allinson is from a TT B side (think) Brown is the producer of mark's solo album. There are a surprising number of TT bootlegs around and plenty of video too.
    At the foot of this amazon page (www.amazon.com/AV1-Allinson-Brown/dp/B0000087JT)are some interesting reviews - your appetite will be whetted!!
    Did you ever see TT live?

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  13. @ voixautre I've just noticed your follow up.
    OMG am I ever IMPRESSED (yep its an understatement) - everyone I know and they know have been hassled but nothing!
    Then within hours you've unearthed it. I am so envious, but eagerly await your upload.

    BTW My name is Mike and it is very good to meet you and the offer stands.

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  14. Hi Mike, it's been verified. My contact is sending me the CD to rip, so it will be part of the Talk Talk series. Could you make a list of the Hollis-related FLACs that you have? If you want, email me at killingmoonmusic@gmail.com
    Also, please hit the blog's "follow" button when you get a chance, thanks!

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  15. Mike, also, if you email me, I'll send you the link right after I rip the CD to FLAC instead of making you wait for it to be posted on the blog, cheers

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  16. @ voixautre would be my pleasure!

    I'll get that over to you withing 12 hours, hopefully sooner.

    Mike

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