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Duran Duran/Talk Talk: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 7 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 ...

Talk Talk

Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 18 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, 4 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: Spirit of Eden (Parlophone)

Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 17 September 1988

ONCE UPON A TIME Talk Talk were a "pop" band, now they're a law unto themselves, unconstrained by narrow ideas of "what will sell". Lead ...

Talk Talk: Spirit Of Eden

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 24 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: Come On, Market Me

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, October 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 talk

Profile and Interview by Andrew Smith, International Musician & Recording World, November 1988

The Spirit of Eden LP is both a logical step and a radical departure for TALK TALK. Andrew Smith thinks it may prove controversial... ...

Talk Talk: Laughing Stock

Review by Betty Page, Vox, October 1991

BACK IN 1981, Talk Talk were a laughing stock. Branded "the new Duran Duran", their melan­choly pop was largely ignored. They survived the '80s by ...

Talk Talk: Tech Talk

Interview by Cliff Jones, Melody Maker, 26 October 1991

For every minute of music you hear on TALK TALK'S new album, Laughing Stock, there's an hour of music abandoned. CLIFF JONES talks to MARK ...

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, The 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, 20 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, March 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, The Guardian, 28 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 ...

Laugh? I Nearly Died: The Story of Talk Talk's Laughing Stock

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 12 September 2011

A triumph of art over commerce or ruthless, selfish exploitation? On the 20th anniversary of its release, Wyndham Wallace looks at the complex story behind ...

Talk Talk: The Party's Over/It's My Life/The Colour Of Spring/Spirit Of Eden

Review by Stuart Maconie, The Word, April 2012

It was only when Talk Talk dropped the pop and headed into the ether that they created the template for serious modern rock. ...

James Marsh

Retrospective by Wyndham Wallace, Upon Paper, October 2012

"Breathe on me, eclipse my mind. It's in some kind of disarray." ('Chameleon Day') ...

Talk Talk: Natural Order

Review by Jude Rogers,, 14 January 2013

If magic in music exists, it is here, and never-ending. ...

Classic Album: Talk Talk's Spirit Of Eden

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, Classic Pop, November 2013

Twenty five years ago, Talk Talk's fourth album was spurned upon its release, lasted only five weeks in the British charts and led the band ...

A sacred voice: Mark Hollis sang the English gospel

Comment by Graeme Thomson, The Guardian, 26 February 2019

Talk Talk began as '80s synth-pop stalwarts, but Hollis developed not only what became known as post-rock, but his own transcendent music. ...

Mark Hollis: A life in music

Retrospective by Chris Roberts, Prog, 4 January 2020

A look at the career of the late Talk Talk frontman who died in 2019... ...

see also Mark Hollis


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