Talking Heads - Lifetime Piling Up

By: Mallory O’Donnell

Posted 06/20/2007 - 09:37:06 AM by florenz6:
 Call me an old lover of their music, well, esp. the albums 2,3 and 4 - but I never heared this song. P.S. I wouldn´t call Eno´s approach "funkademic", there was too much soul in it:)
Posted 06/20/2007 - 09:50:26 AM by iloveokra1:
 One of my favorites by them. Nice work.
Posted 06/20/2007 - 09:55:31 AM by vohpoh:
 Love TH, love the song. The review -accurate as it may be- was an exhausting thesis/lecture experience.
Posted 06/20/2007 - 01:43:25 PM by theresafield:
 learn to write plz
Posted 06/20/2007 - 01:46:05 PM by opticks:
 On the same unstable, barely charted terrain, check out the two tracks that precede "Lifetime" on Sand in the Vaseline disc two: "Sax and Violins" and "Gangster of Love." Also funky, menacing, anolmalous additions to the Heads' corpus.
Posted 06/21/2007 - 12:05:37 AM by karlkafka:
 really great article. i wish there was lots more stuff like this on the site. who doesn't love hearing people muse over stuff they love instead of flicking the obligatory two cents into the recent releases pond? i'm so bored of people trying to be cool or current, i wish i could read more honesty like this. i know honesty is an odd word to use about this article, it's not exactly a confession, but i'd imagine she could've predicted the accusations of being overly academic, but she wrote it anyway cause this is what she really thinks about this song. that's great.
Posted 06/21/2007 - 05:57:59 AM by jmp123:
 Plz (excuse me, please) don't be discouraged by people who can neither write nor (Miss O'Donnell) are a tonic on this website--much better than the big boys with their Blur/Oasis/enjoy my flaccid any event I've always enjoyed this song and am happy to have such an erudite writer comment upon it.
Posted 06/21/2007 - 04:27:16 PM by lunaharpua:
 this is my least favorite TH song by a mile -- "Sax and Violins" seems to handle much of the same feelings in a vastly more effective, tuneful, and memorable way. i never thought it was possible to completely drain the life and energy out of the music of Talking Heads just by describing it, but this essay manages to do it with scientific, soporific aplomb. actually, i bet David Byrne would kiss you for writing it.