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Popular Favorites 1976-1992/Sand In the Vaseline
Talking Heads
Popular Favorites 1976-1992/Sand In the Vaseline
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
Released four years after the Talking Heads called it a day with 1988's Naked, Popular Favorites provides a thorough overview of one of the most important American bands of the '80s. From tightly wound early efforts such a...  more »

      

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All Artists: Talking Heads
Title: Popular Favorites 1976-1992/Sand In the Vaseline
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/13/1992
Release Date: 10/13/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 075992676021, 0077778046653, 075992676045, 075992676021

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Released four years after the Talking Heads called it a day with 1988's Naked, Popular Favorites provides a thorough overview of one of the most important American bands of the '80s. From tightly wound early efforts such as "Psycho Killer" and "Don't Worry About the Government" to the seriously funky likes of "I Zimbra" and "Burning Down the House," David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Franz grew as musicians as they stretched the original concepts of the unit to the breaking point. Over the course of two discs and 32 selections, the anthology chronicles the Heads' development from Bowery art punks (albeit of the most civil stripe) to unlikely arena stars. A smattering of unreleased tracks and notes from the original quartet nicely flesh out the retrospective. --Steven Stolder

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Member CD Reviews

Rick B. from ELLICOTT CITY, MD
Reviewed on 3/25/2010...
Excellent overview of the band's career, including singles and rare tracks not available on their standard albums. Only grip is they should have included more tracks from "Remain in Light" and I wish the studio version of "Girlfriend" was here instead of the live version. Sound quality is great - much better than the recent loud and compressed remasters.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jim & Sue C. (JimC) from CARROLLTON, IL
Reviewed on 9/3/2009...
Solid collection. Sound is excellent.
Bob P. (Desorow) from BETHEL PARK, PA
Reviewed on 12/1/2008...
Two-disc set

Disc One:
1 Sugar on My Tongue
2 I Want to Live
3 Love - Building on Fire
4 I Wish You Wouldn't Say That
5 Psycho Killer
6 Don't Worry about the Government
7 No Compassion
8 Warning Sign
9 The Big Country
10 Take Me to the River
11 Heaven
12 Memories can't Wait
13 I Zimbra
14 Once in a Lifetime
15 Crosseyed and Painless
16 Burning Down the House
17 Swamp
18 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Disc Two
1 Life During Wartime (live)
2 Girlfriend is Better (live)
3 And She Was
4 Stay Up Late
5 Road to Nowhere
6 Wild Wild Life
7 Love for Sale
8 City of Dreams
9 Mr. Jones
10 Blind
11 (Nothing But) Flowers
12 Sax and Violins
13 Gangster of Love
14 Lifetime Piling Up
15 Popsicle
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Toni B. (twintoni) from ORANGE PARK, FL
Reviewed on 2/25/2007...
No UPC on this one....it is a BMG Music club issue and the playlist is identical.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Great, just be cautious
a consumer | PA | 09/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's little that I can add to the reviews already here in regards to the music and selections. It's great stuff, and a pleasure to hear.

I just wanted to caution buyers who might be getting this from an independent seller that this is a 2 CD set! Each CD has its own jewel case and then there's an over-case uniting the two. I twice ordered it from such sellers who had only the first CD and did not realize there was another one. They graciously refunded my money but save yourself the trouble I had and ask your seller to verify physically that they have both CD's before you order."
This is the perfect place to start - if you are a new fan
Belle | Dunedin, FL United States | 03/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I appreciate the title of this 2-disc set 'Popular Favorites..." because there is NO such thing as "Best of" when it comes to this rock-fusion group (you are right - I did NOT say "new wave"). If you haven't collected every album they have or if you have just had the great good fortune to have discovered Talking Heads, then this is the CD set for you...unless you have quite a bit more moola and can afford their entire collected box-set then I say GO FOR IT. There are few groups that I would consider buying their life's work - but Talking Heads is definitely at the top, maybe, just maybe behind The Beatles...or maybe Traffic....hmmmmmmmmm - have to give that some thought. Anyway, BUY THIS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD THEIR ENTIRE BOX-SET COLLECTION!! And that is close to being an order - if you love good music and are musically eclectically-minded. Enjoy!"