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30th Jul '16 12:28:35 AM Rivfruifv
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* PerishingAltRockVoice: Mark Hollis on ''Spirit of Eden'', ''Laughing Stock'' and his self-titled solo album. Might even be a very literal interpretation of this given how quietly he sings on these records, balancing it out with a number of vocal crescendos on each song.
1st May '16 10:13:07 PM Rivfruifv
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!!Tropes that apply to Talk Talk include:

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* KidsRock: "Happiness is Easy".
25th Apr '16 11:24:00 PM aye_amber
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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.

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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane Music/MilesDavis, Music/JohnColtrane, and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Music/DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Over.'' Produced by former DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and DuranDuran Music/DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic SynthPop / [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". "Today." In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.
3rd Feb '16 9:29:28 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* AwesomeArt: The surrealist album sleeves painted by James Marsh are wonderful to look at.
2nd Jan '16 4:49:10 AM Morgenthaler
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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.

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While Hollis from the start cited jazz musicians like MilesDavis, JohnColtrane Music/JohnColtrane and classical artists like Bartók and Debussy and influences, the band's financial situation in their early years forced them to rely on synths and brought about predictable comparisons to [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] artists like DuranDuran. Snapped up by EMI, the lads released their first album in 1982, ''The Party's Over''. Produced by former DavidBowie and DuranDuran engineer Colin Thurston, the album showcased the SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] sound that attracted accusations of [[FollowTheLeader derivativeness]] but scraped the UK Top 40 with "Talk Talk" and "Today". In the ensuing tour, the band opened for Music/{{Genesis}} at a concert, forcing Hollis to spend most of the set avoiding whatever fans threw on stage.
25th Dec '15 12:19:59 PM Morgenthaler
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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/{{Portishead}} to rave reviews in 2002, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).

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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/{{Portishead}} to rave reviews in 2002, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).
18th Dec '15 9:14:51 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/Portishead to rave reviews, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).

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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/Portishead Music/{{Portishead}} to rave reviews, reviews in 2002, and started a new band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).
18th Dec '15 9:13:01 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb and Harris started a new band, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).

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Small wonder that the band couldn't follow up on it: they disbanded a year later. Hollis released a self-titled solo album in 1998 and then disappeared from music completely, Webb (under the moniker Rustin Man) recorded a collaborative album with Beth Gibbons of Music/Portishead to rave reviews, and Harris started a new band, band with Harris, and Friese-Greene returned to a solo career while moonlighting as an occasional producer (such as on {{Lush}}'s ''Sweetness and Light'' EP).
24th Sep '15 1:44:26 AM Hugpocalypse
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Critical acclaim greeted the record while sales predictably decreased a bit, and some attempted ExecutiveMeddling from EMI making them release "I Believe in You" as a single led to a lawsuit that the band eventually won and had their contract dissolved. Webb left in the meantime, and the now-reduced-to-a-trio Talk Talk moved to Polydor Records. Their last album, ''Laughing Stock'', came out in 1991 on Polydor's famed jazz label, Verve. The recording sessions were even more demanding, the list of guest musicians was longer, the track lengths increased as well, the music moved in an even more minimalist, improvisational direction, the influence on PostRock was larger and the critical acclaim even larger. In short, ''Laughing Stock'' was ''Spirit of Eden'' turned UpToEleven.

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Critical acclaim greeted the record while sales predictably decreased a bit, and some attempted ExecutiveMeddling from EMI making them release "I Believe in You" as a single led to a lawsuit that the band eventually won and had their contract dissolved. Webb left in the meantime, and the now-reduced-to-a-trio Talk Talk moved to Polydor Records. Their last album, ''Laughing Stock'', ''Music/LaughingStock'', came out in 1991 on Polydor's famed jazz label, Verve. The recording sessions were even more demanding, the list of guest musicians was longer, the track lengths increased as well, the music moved in an even more minimalist, improvisational direction, the influence on PostRock was larger and the critical acclaim even larger. In short, ''Laughing Stock'' was ''Spirit of Eden'' turned UpToEleven.



* ''Laughing Stock'' (1991)

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* ''Laughing Stock'' ''Music/LaughingStock'' (1991)
30th Aug '15 10:37:21 PM Exxolon
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->''It's my life, don't you forget,\\
Caught in the crowd, it never ends.''
-->"It's My Life"
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