Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Naked is the eighth and final studio album by American rock band Talking Headsreleased on March 15, by Sire Records. The band dissolved shortly after the album's release, but did not announce their breakup until Wanting to try something different after their use of regional American music and the pop song format on their previous two albums Little Creatures and True StoriesTalking Heads decided to record their next album in Paris with a group of international musicians.
Prior to leaving for Francethe band recorded about 40 improvisational tracks that would serve as the foundation for the sessions in Paris. In Paris, the band, along with producer Steve Lillywhitewere joined by The Democratic Circus - Talking Heads - Talking Heads Special (CD) number of The Democratic Circus - Talking Heads - Talking Heads Special (CD) musicians in the recording studio where they would rehearse and play for the entire day. At the end of each day, The Democratic Circus - Talking Heads - Talking Heads Special (CD), one take was selected as being the ideal version of a particular tune.
The lyrics were not overdubbed until the band returned to New York. Many of David Byrne's lyrics were improvisations sung along with the prerecorded tracks until he found something that he felt worked. In this way, the melodies and lyrics evolved in a similar fashion as the songs themselves. Naked was well-received by critics, who hailed it as a vast improvement over True Stories. Human survival is not guaranteed. With humor and good-hearted-ness [ sic ], hope and fear, Talking Heads contemplate a world on the eve of destruction on this important record — and leave wide open the question of what the dawn will bring.
Robert Christgauthe poll's supervisor, regarded it as "an honest if less than sustaining internationalist gesture" and said "Byrne concealed the ricketiness of his current compositional practice by riding in on soukous 's jetstream, but the trick didn't stick", attributing the band's diminished success to a weariness with the music business.
Heads funk heavy on the horns, which aren't fussy or obtrusive because Byrne knew where to get fresh ones. What's African about it from an American perspective is that the words don't matter — it signifies sonically. I was wrong. They sucked. In a retrospective review, Michael Hastings from AllMusic found Naked "alternately serious and playful", allowing Byrne to continue worrying about "the government, the environment, and the plight of the working man as it frees up the rest of the band to trade instruments and work with guest musicians.
It's closest in spirit to Remain in Light — arguably too close. It's quite a feat to pull off a late-career album as ambitious as Nakedand the Heads do so with style and vitality. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Talking Heads. Overall Rating 0 Submissions. The Democratic Circus - Talking Heads - Talking Heads Special (CD) In Username or Email: Forgot your username? Password: Forgot your password? Register New customers, create your Amoeba.
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