Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 81 ratings
1984 Ratings: #4
September 1, 1984 / Release Date
Live / Format
Sire / EMI / Label
New Wave, Post-Punk / Genres
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December 14, 1983. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles.

Bundled in a vastly open chamber, there stood darkness. Overlooking the darkness, an ominously dimmed performance stage. Patently unoccupied, not a single soul in sight. Lurking in the darkness: a quiescent crowd, the walls of the enclosure manifestly echoing their soft chatter all around. Concealed in a crowd of thousands, possessing a filming camera, hovering within a gloomy space, Jonathan Demme was a man ready for action. Chucking ... read more
While I watched the movie and didn't listen to the album, it's the same music so it doesn't really matter.

It's honestly a life-changing film. As a performer myself (I sing and play guitar in a band), this expanded my brain. I feel as if I can do so much more on stage after watching this.

Talking Heads is a band that has never really completely clicked for me due to just how out there their sound is. It has always felt repetitive to me, which is surprising considering my love for jam bands ... read more
Usually, I'm not one to rate live albums, but this is just to good to not give credit to.
I really would give up a day in my life to go back in time and see this show. I mean, REALLY.
Come to me if you can make my dream come true.
The uplifting soundtrack of the Jonathan Demme film that captured the band alive in Hollywood during their Speaking In Tongues promo tour.
The definitive electro-funk sound of the early 80's is right here, steaming and iresistible .
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Added on: April 15, 2013