35: Navnet på dette band er Snakkehovederne

25. marts 2017

Et af de mere vellykkede  live-album fra firserne rundede de 35 Ã¥r i gÃ¥r. The Name of This Band is Talking Heads er sammen med opfølgeren Stop Making Sense fra 1984 noget af det bedste livemateriale fra det Ã¥rti. Ja, faktisk i det hele taget. Anmelder-enfant terrible  Robert Christgau var ikke i tvivl da han i sin forbrugeranbefaling mente de aspirerede til at blive ‘verdens bedste rock and roll band’:

Live albums by essentially nonimprovisatory artists who do definitive work in the studio are always slightly extraneous, but the choice songs and prime performances compiled on this twofer (one disc 1977-79, the other 1980-81) may turn out to be definitive themselves. David Byrne seems more outgoing and somehow normal in this context, yet also more eccentric–his collection of animal cries is recommended to Van Morrison. Five years and not a misstep–think maybe they’re gunning for world’s greatest rock and roll band? A-

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