Talking Heads ‎– Blind (1988)

Talking Heads were an American new wave and avant-garde band formed in 1975 in New York Cityand active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Auxiliary musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group’s albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band’s songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances.

Appearing on the final Taking Heads album “Naked”, Rolling Stone magazine described the track as “a percussive, Afro-flavored track that instantly strikes a note of semiotic upheaval. Over an insinuating groove, Byrne chants, “Signs/Signs are lost/Signs disappeared/Turn invisible.” That breakdown in order is underscored by the song’s imagery of violence and confusion.”

“Blind” went to #59 on the UK charts and was the only single from the album to see any chart activity, the single was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Talking Heads and remixed by Arthur Baker for the 12″ single release.

Blind (Extended Remix)                                  7:40

Blind (Deaf, Dub And Blind Mix)                       6:35

Blind (Vocal Mix)                                            4:51

Blind (Beats)                                                 7:10

Bill (Cassette & CD Version)                           3:21


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