Just another manic Monday...
- The Heads were on a two album (Speaking In Tongues and Stop Making Sense) winning streak so picking up Little Creatures was a no-brainer. Don't think any of the singles ("Road To Nowhere", "Stay Up Late" and "And She Was") were getting airplay yet but I still love listening to them. It's actually another winning album. And I spent hours studying the cover art.
- As a Prince fan, I knew who Alexander O'Neal was but I had never heard him before buying the "Innocent" single. As an extra bonus it was one of the earlier Flyte Tyme Productions of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The A-side Special 12" Extended Dance Remix was more than ten and a half minutes long but once the album was released, the track turned out to be the same as the album version which listed the track as Medley: "Innocent"/"Alex 9000"/"Innocent II". It's a killer groove with a smokin' guitar solo and I just spent half an hour listening to it three times in a row.
- Really wanna say that 'til tuesday had opened for or was about to open a concert we had attended or were about to attend. Their song "Voices Carry" was an insidious earworm but I couldn't name another song on the album if I tried. Been a fan of Aimee Mann's music ever since.
Little Creatures - Talking Heads (1985)
"Innoncent" (12") - Alexander O'Neal (1985)
Voices Carry - 'til tuesday (1985)
Of these three records, "Innocent" is the only one still on The Vinyl Wall.
(the final Vinyl Odyssey of June)
will be posted