Commercial success notwithstanding, the band made deliberate choices that moved them away from the mainstream. The music video for "It's My Life", for instance, featured a grumpy Hollis who mocks lip-synching; after EMI protested, they re-shot the video, turning it into "a total piss-take of lip-synching", in Alan McGee 's words. He followed the theme for subsequent singles, remaining the band's artistic frontman and creating all their covers and posters throughout their career.
Talk Talk abandoned the synthpop style completely with their third album, 's The Colour of Spring. The success of The Colour of Spring afforded the band a bigger budget and schedule for the recording of their next album. Over a year in the making, and featuring contributions from many outside musicians, Spirit of Eden was released in , on EMI's Parlophone label. The album was assembled from many hours of improvised instrumentation that Hollis and Friese-Greene had edited and arranged using digital equipment.
The result was a mix of rock, jazz, classical, and ambient music. The band announced they would not be attempting to recreate the album live since, according to Hollis, "People would just want to hear the songs as they are on the album and for me that's not satisfying enough". Without touring and without music videos and singles as the band originally intended, there was little marketing left that the record company could do; in the end the band grudgingly agreed to a video for the remixed version of "I Believe in You", released as first single.
Hollis, though, was unhappy with the video, as he made clear in an interview with Q Magazine : "I really feel that [the video] was a massive mistake I thought just by sitting there and listening and really thinking about what it was about, I could get that in my eyes. But you cannot do it. It just feels stupid.
It was depressing and I wish I'd never done it. EMI then sued the band, claiming that Spirit of Eden was not "commercially satisfactory", but the case was thrown out of court. With the band now released from EMI, the label released the retrospective compilation Natural History in The single "It's My Life" was also re-released, and this time became the band's highest charting single in their native country, reaching number 13 on the UK Singles Chart.
Following up on this renewed popular interest in the band, the label then released History Revisited in , a compilation of new remixes, which made the UK Top 40 it also reached the Top 30 in Germany and the Top 75 in the Netherlands. The band sued EMI for releasing the remixed material without their permission. By the band consisted only of Hollis, Harris and Friese-Greene.
The band had morphed into what was essentially the studio recordings of Hollis and Friese-Greene, along with a session musicians including long-term Talk Talk drummer Harris.
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Laughing Stock crystallised the experimental sound the band started with Spirit of Eden which has been retroactively categorised as " post-rock " by some critics. After Laughing Stock , Talk Talk disbanded in ; Hollis said that he wished to focus on his family. Mark Hollis died on 25 February , aged Talk Talk's influence upon musicians has exceeded the band's visibility among the general public. Along with the band Slint , Talk Talk are credited with inventing " post-rock " in their last two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock.
Lights recorded a cover of "Living in Another World" in To go from only having the urge, to writing some of the most timeless, intricate and original music ever is as impressive as the moon landings for me. A tribute album and anthological book, both titled Spirit of Talk Talk , were released in The book includes all the artwork James Marsh did for the band, and hand-written lyrics by the band. The album includes covers by various artists, proceeds going to the conservation organisation BirdLife International. Hollis and Talk Talk continue to be praised as artists who did not cave in to the pressures of corporate and commercial interests.
Says Alan McGee , "I find the whole story of one man against the system in a bid to maintain creative control incredibly heartening. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the music group.
For the British telecommunications group, see TalkTalk Group. For other uses, see Talk Talk disambiguation. Art rock   post-rock   synth-pop   new wave  . Retrieved 6 April The Quietus. Retrieved 18 February The Guardian. Retrieved 19 June Retrieved 15 May They were '80s synth-poppers who got more musically ambitious on each successive album.
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Retrieved 31 December In Larry Crane ed. Hal Leonard. The New York Times. Retrieved 28 February Retrieved 4 February Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 25 September Retrieved 11 March Retrieved 16 June Rough Guides, Archived from the original on 25 February Retrieved 25 February Retrieved 5 March A popular program called "flash", which sent malformed information via the talk protocol, was frequently used by pranksters to corrupt the terminal output of the unlucky target in the early s.
When the victim would receive the talk request, the name of the person sending the request would be displayed on their screen. This would cause the terminal commands to execute, rendering the person's display unreadable until they reset it. Later versions of talk blocked flash attempts and alerted the user that one had taken place. Later it became clear that, by sending different terminal commands, it is even possible to have the user execute commands. As it has proven impossible to fix all programs that output untrusted data to the terminal, modern terminal emulators have been rewritten to block this attack, though some may still be vulnerable.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Command-line Unix "talk", using a split screen user interface , was popular in the s and early s. Retrieved Unix command-line interface programs and shell builtins.
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