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Stop Making Sense Blu-ray Review

11 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The Movie Considering that my parents wouldn't spring for cable, I certainly watched my share of MTV back in the Eighties. And watching many of those same music clips again, now on VH1 Classics, has taught me that a lot of concert performances are pretty darned boring. A drunken, sweaty full-of-himself lead singer half-asses his way through a power ballad, this time without the studio-enhanced "power," typically captured on video from any old angle and with sub-standard...
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Overall 9

Stop Making Sense Blu-ray Review

28 September 2009
  • Summary: Like The Velvet Underground in the late 1960s, the critically adored Talking Heads are one of those bands that belong on a "most influential/least listened to" list. To give an idea of how embroiled they were in their milieu, their first gig was opening for The Ramones at CBGB in 1975. From art- punk origins, their sound eventually broadened to encompass elements of funk, new wave, and worldbeat.
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