Monday, February 20, 2006

Making Flippy Floppy

Speaking in Tongues is pure art funk, with the emphasis on the funk as Bernie Worrell gets mad ludicrus on the keyboards Parliament Funkadelic style. That was the key to the art of the Talking Heads, they never perpetrated or fronted, and they never bogarted a style; rather they intercalated funk into their weird art punk rock, added electronic music around the funk, and on this record transcended and perfected their funk into something effortless, slinky, and fun. It's almost impossible to type with my head and upper body grooving, and the urge to get up and dance is hard to resist, and so I won't even try.

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