Media Condition: VG+
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, New Wave
Notes: Specialty pressing. Made in USA. Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics.
If you like: Talking Heads classics “And She Was” and “Road to Nowhere”, this is an essential album to add to your collection.
About: At the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ‘80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too self-consciously experimental, clever, and intellectual for its own good, at their best Talking Heads represent everything good about art-school punks.*via Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Why it’s worth your time: Anything by Talking Heads is always worth your time. It is just so. Well okay, Little Creatures is great in particular because it is a departure from their prior albums–a pop distortion of Americana, blended with funk, courtesy of Weymouth’s basslines, bloated by Byrne’s newfound infatuation with mundanity (one that he previously and firmly rejected). It’s this peculiarity that makes it just about the most interesting effort from Talking Heads; something so “normal” is revolutionary here.
A favorite track: The Lady Don’t Mind