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Duran Duran/Talk Talk: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, January 1982

A LOT OF headbands and scarves in the audience tonight: red silk scarves tied around bushy barnets; thin chiffon numbers screwed round youthful necks; Palestinian ...

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Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, August 1982

BIT OF AN abrasive character, this Mark Hollis from Talk Talk. Halfway through our chat, I innocently mention that they're often compared to Duran Duran, ...

Talk Talk: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by William Shaw, Smash Hits, June 1986

WHAT A SCRUFF Mark Hollis is! Talk Talk's singer and songwriter is wearing a tatty old pair of jeans, his shirt isn't tucked in and ...

Talk Talk: Come On, Market Me

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, February 1988

Stylists have thrown in the towel, promotional persons have blanched, record execs have shed real tears as, over six years, Talk Talk have been increasingly ...

Talk Talk: Spirit Of Eden

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, September 1988

TALK TALK, OF COURSE, DON'T. Ever since their initial, spurious labelling as a constituent of bosun Le Bon's "New Romantic" master race, the ironically titled ...

Talk Talk: Spirit Of Eden (EMI)

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, October 1988

TALK TALK'S fourth LP is the kind of record which encourages marketing men to commit suicide. ...

Talk Talk Chat Back

Interview by Betty Page, Vox, November 1991

Mark Hollis takes minimalism to its limit with a one-note solo on Talk Talk's new album, Laughing Stock. Still, a solo, like life, is what ...

Mark Hollis Interview

Interview by Jim Irvin, unpublished, 1998

MARK HOLLIS' self titled debut album was, at one point, going to be a Talk Talk album entitled Mountains Of The Moon, but somewhere between ...

Return from Eden: Mark Hollis

Profile and Interview by Rob Young, Wire, January 1998

As the prime mover behind Talk Talk, Mark Hollis threw off the shackles of a pop existence to create the bleakest, yet most lyrical orchestral ...

Mark Hollis on Mark Hollis

Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, February 1998

Why all-acoustic this time? ...

Talk Talk: Laughing Stock

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, April 2000

THE MUSICAL JOURNEY undertaken by Talk Talk, from centre-right pop to the far, fan left of post-rock, remains unique in music history. ...

Spirit Of Eden: Talk Talk

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Observer Music Monthly, June 2004

THE SELF-REINVENTION of Mark Hollis was one of the more startling musical events of the late '80s. ...

Talk Talk

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, April 2006

IT WENT ALMOST unnoticed at the time, but in the midst of the big-haired pomp, regimented razzle and bloated clatter which characterised so much music ...

How Talk Talk Spoke To Today's Artists

Retrospective by Ben Myers, Guardian, The, February 2011

IN HIS WEIGHTY 2010 TOME Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music, Rob Young charted a century's worth of musicians who helped define British folk. In ...

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