Seen and Not Seen, 2012

This was taken somewhere off High Holborn in London, UK.

Seen and Not Seen  is the sixth track on Talking Heads 1980 album, Remain In Light.

The album was the third and final that the band co-produced with Brian Eno, and arguably their artistic zenith (the next studio album, Speaking In Tongues (1983) used more straightforward funk strategies, the one after, Little Creatures (1985) was a pop album). The songs were built on improvisations, African polyrhythms and samples & loops (which were big news in those days). The band brought in loads of session players and sonic ingenuity was bingo! theirs.

It’s undoubtedly a great album and features my favourite track by Talking Heads, The Great Curve, but for my money More Songs About Buildings and Food is a stranger album by far (and therefore more interesting).

Any road up, here’s Seen and Not Seen, The Great Curve, and The Girls Want To Be With The Girls.

The CD this track comes from is somewhere in the bedroom – the house is a bit of a mess at the moment…

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Thanks to John and Deanne and Terry for title shenanigans and Richard at CK Ponderings for being a super-cool collaborator. Our next collaboration will be posted tomorrow – watch this space.

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