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The Heads

  • No Talking Just Head [MCA/Radioactive, 1996] B-

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No Talking Just Head [MCA/Radioactive, 1996]
Not as horrible as lead tracks fronted by the frontpersons of Concrete Blonde and INXS promise--in fact, once you forgive Johnette her pain, hers is actually OK. As is that of Live's Ed Kowalczyk, aping not R.E.M. or U2 but (what a dandy idea) Talking Heads, whose frontperson is otherwise much missed--for his personality, his lyrics, his inimitable guitar, his glue. Best in show: "Punk Lolita," in which Tina, Chris, and Jerry back Tina, Debbie, and Johnette with results that recall no one so much as (what a dandy idea) Tom Tom Club. B-