Today’s Vinyl Purchases

Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
  1. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE 4:00
  2. MAKING FLIPPY FLOPPY 4:36
  3. GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER 4:25
  4. SLIPPERY PEOPLE 3:30
  5. I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY 4:06
  6. SWAMP 5:09
  7. MOON ROCKS 5:04
  8. PULL UP THE ROOTS 5:08
  9. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) 4:56

With maybe the exception of Stop Making Sense, which got me hooked, this is easily my favorite Talking Heads album. In my opinion, when you have their most beautiful song, “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” and their most badass, rockin’, dancin’ song, “Burning Down The House,” combined with less-easily-labeled classics filling up the gap between the two, this album is unstoppable. Better yet, I got a 100% scratchless, clean copy for $6.

Earth, Wind, and Fire – I Am

Earth Wind and Fire - I Am

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  1. “In The Stone”
  2. “Can’t Let Go”
  3. “After The Love Has Gone”
  4. “Let Your Feelings Show”
  5. “Boogie Wonderland” (with The Emotions)
  6. “Star”
  7. “Wait”
  8. “Rock That!”
  9. “You And I”

Can’t say I’ve ever listened to this one, but part of the idea behind me purchasing a turntable was to build up my collection of old-school funk, soul, etc, beyond the couple Parliament/Funkadelic albums I have. Earth, Wind, & Fire is one that registers on my radar, so I grabbed this copy since it was the cheapest and luckily it appears, found one of their popular albums. As I just now am flipping to Side 2 and hearing “Boogie Wonderland,” I’m catching on as to why… this is good stuff. Anyone reading, I need more 70’s funk and anything else worth my time. What artists should I have my eye open for?

I’m currently on the prowl for The Commodores, The Mohawks, The Gap Band, Frankie Smith, Rick James, Rare Essence, and not much else that I would recall off the top of my head…

4 comments… add one
  1. C.S.T.

    Hey,

    Wondering where you found Speaking in Tongues on vinyl? I’m trying to get my hands on a copy asap.

    Thanks so much!

    Love your blog.

    C.

  2. Both great albums (which can actually be mixed well together). Own ’em both, original copies (‘cuz I’m old).

  3. Speaking in Tongues is a CLASSIC!

  4. yes. easily one of the best albums from probably the best band of the 80s.

    the name of this band is talking heads is another favorite. keep an eye out for it if you haven’t already got it!

    you’ve probably seen these videos, but just in case: http://hefel.wordpress.com/2008/04/06/david-byrne-is-better-at-the-whole-music-thing-than-almost-anybody/

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