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Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, December 1977

AFTER WRITING reviews for eight years, one learns to ignore the press releases that accompany promo copies or at least to read them with a large grain of salt handy, but since my initial reaction to Talking Heads was confusion — given their background (N.Y., CBGB's) and all it implies, they sounded surprisingly tame — I checked out the PR sheet for clues.

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