57 Comments (since 19 May 2014)
wheeyha...all alone here,lolzz...here you are playing all this 80s ,all i did was wok for 10 years...but,shared my ageing Cortina with a teenage boy(son), so did get to hear music as i drove to work at 5.30am....kinda gave me energy as i sprayed the de-icing,and woke the miserable neigbours.. nice one, n night:)
and i played all of it..
@lynn200 So Lynn, I appear to be your 80s DJ for this evening! Work day to day drudgery, battered car, early starts, teenager, shitty icy weather, shitty icy neighbours...ah, the romance...glad you enjoyed this wee piece of something good about that decade...and thank you for playing it all, not simply tickin' da' box... ;-)
@lynn200 loved your embracing (and enjoying) of what your son listened!! I think some of the clash between generations starts with parents trashing/criticising what their kids listen to - instead of building a bridge, it digs a gap. =D
I have one Talk Talk album on vinyl somewhere - must dust it off
@BarneyRubble Indeed you must, young man! For my money, one of the most underrated bands of that era. You must also check out their final two albums, Spirit of Eden & Laughing Stock. The contrast to their early stuff is massive and they're truly excellent. Last but not least, watch them live on The Toob if you can. Posted this before...it's stunning... :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXjOdHS-QUs
@lynn200 @BladeRunner Agreed, Jess. I have to admit to influencing my son's musical taste, but only if he truly liked what I played him. You've got me thinking my next Jam already. What song can I choose, with attaching story, that would link with something he 'adopted' from his old man... ;-)
Brilliant band, love all their albums but The Colour Of Spring was the one that first really grabbed me - the final two also brilliant but slightly more challenging, no bad thing though
@RossCampbell Aye Ross, they truly were outstanding. You caught them mid-stream, so to speak and their evolvement was remarkable. You'll see I added the Toob video of 'Give it Up', to @BarneyRubble 's comment, above. It's such a powerful live display and I just never tire of watching it... :-)
@21schizoid sorry I didn't mentioned you on previous comment (I was in a bit of a rush)! Lynn's comment really got me thinking - as I don't have kids so inevitably still see through the 'daughter'eyes. I had access to very good music through my parents, but never felt their interest on what I liked (my father actually had a bit), and nowadays I see myself telling my friends who are parents "show interest, don't waste such a good way to bond with your kids and to keep your mind fresh"
@21schizoid on a funny note - my parents h-a-t-e-d when I started listening to Nina Hagen, but my grandma was amused, she thought Nina was "so funny" ;) I'm glad my wanderings gave you an idea for u'r next jam!!! I love this video and also reminds me of my early teens - I disliked the song back then (it played way too much) ,but as I grew older, started to realize what a beauty it is!!! =D
Live at Montreux gig in 1986, Seen it on Sky Arts a few times, fabulous
@BladeRunner No worries, Jess. I thought your observation was spot on. I'm sure my Mum and Dad were not wholly enamoured of some of my records, but I do remember them rushing to announce that Pink Floyd were No.1 in 1979, when I came home from work!! (Floyd my all time faves). The power of the thang we love, Jess...music... ;-)
@RossCampbell Isn't it just. I watch the bloomin' thing every time I see it on the schedules... :-)
*DANCING* (it was excitement from moving around, sorry!)
@BladeRunner my son introduced me to good films,David Lynch etc...tapes were left in the car so i joyfully listened to Pet shop Boys. i gave him late 60s/70s prog .their first baby was lulled to sleep with Velvet Underground on one of my visits.He put all my old ,expensive hi-fi in the attic for me on my last visit. all i had from my parents was a Rolling Stones tv ban...different generations.
Synthpop till I die…and extra points for it being the twelve-inch… Why yes, I am miming the bassline, since you ask!
Oh the memories this song evokes.... >Dancing with @MVDeconstructed <
@MVDeconstructed Dacing, dancing, schmancing...who cares?!? You were excited & that's all that matters... ;-)
@21schizoid Love the Montreux gig footage! Thanks for that. I just got to it today, the link wouldn't play when I tried mobile smartphone access earlier
I often find that looking back at music that I didnt particularly like at the time can suddenly sound OK after somehow left to mature for a few years.
@ZaphCamden I shall bag those extra points young man! Thank you for pointing out that amazing bassline. When I was listening to it again yesterday, it struck me how prolific it actually is in the song...oh, your miming was note perfect... ;-)
@christineb Doesn't it just, Chrissy. Such a brilliant song and band... :-)
@BarneyRubble Thanks Barn. It's a stunning live performance, is it not?!? Technology is no barrier to a committed Jammer... ;-)
@Sid_Bonkers So true Sid...and the maturity refers to both the song and the listener!! ;-)
@lynn200 it's a beautiful 'exchange' of experiences, I think as long as there is awareness, usually beautiful experiences come up... now, a baby lulled to sleep with Velvet Underground is precious!!! :)
Ah wonderful stuff.
@bignonioides Thank you Chris. Well said that man! :-)
excellent choice Mr b one of my favourite bands
@scobo2006 Thank you sir. Copy that... :-)
Are you cheating on the llamas with those giraffes?
@natyblooming Haha. I've just always preferred nuzzling up to a less fluffy neck... ;-)
I didn't realise how much I liked this til I play it just now! @BladeRunner I share a lot of music with my kids - they have great taste and usually bring our attention to something - if I'm honest it isn't all wonderful - but the majority of it
Great jam @21schizoid. "Sounds like Talk Talk" is a phrase that normally convinces me to listen to a new band. Worst case, I stop listening and put on Talk Talk.
@lindatee that's the beauty of it (imo), this sharing of experiences - it's something that sticks into our lives! I started to listen to rock by myself, as both my parents really disliked it, but thankfully my aunt married a guy who loved it, and it was through him that I started to learn a bit more, and get "ear educated", he gave me my 1st cassette tapes: Dire Straits and Supertramp ;). It's a great way to bond and share!!!
@BladeRunner.. and a damn sight easier than via cassette
@lindatee I forget to play Talk Talk, waaaay too often. This caught my wee ear t'other day and it's just SO good, I couldn't resist a Jam ! Glad you're with me, Lindyloo... :-)
@BearcatFlyswat Sounds like the perfect plan, Dylan!! :-)
@donuno innit?! ;)
Tune! Excellent pick Pepe :-)
Easily one of the best songs to come out of the 80's decade.
@florencevibert Much obliged Ms Florence! ;-)
@mfitzsimons I'm of no mind to disagree with that assertion, Fitz!! :-D
The vocal on this is Bryan Ferryish at times, it has the drum and synth recipe that dates it, and clumps it with Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Scritti Politti, Hipsway, The The, ad inf -- but although I cannot always forgive DX7 abuse, the 80s produced some great bass - including this - the bass makes it, and it make the others too - there were a few good funky guitar chops, but the bass guitar is, for me, what make Duran Duran and Talk Talk records work.
@daved I think I mentioned earlier, the bass on this really struck me, when I heard it again the other day. It's quite brilliant. Bass aside, I do think the metamorphosis in Talk Talk from first to final albums, is remarkable. A genuinely great 80s act.
still holds, in my opinion
@21schizoid Oooh, thank you!! I'm Ms. now ;-) xx
@totty01843 Agreed, totts! :-)
@florencevibert A gentleman can never be too careful, Florence!! x ;-)
@21schizoid Hahaha! Thankfully ;-D xx
@florencevibert ;-D x
don't know if anybodys interested but Mark hollis solo album is a great album well worth checking out
Sir,as usual, a great choice.
@VickyMB1970 You are too kind madam... *doffs cap*... ;-)
Good stuff! I'm familiar with the shorter track, but thanks for picking this extended version. If I may be so bold as to proffer some unsolicited advice as to Hip-Hop, doesn't M'n'M stray into that territory? He's well worth a listen imho. :)
@Phyl Thank you good sir. As for Mr Wee Coloured Sweeties...i'll pass... ;-)