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Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Warner Bros.)

Van Gosse, Musician, January 1981

I DON'T KNOW about you, but I've been holding my breath through all of 1980, waiting for something to happen. So far there's been a series of blockbuster affirmations of the old verities, gobs of guitar feasting and tuney in-the-cause-of-nothing poppist revels (the Big Three: London Calling, Pretenders and E. Rescue) and a small bare choir of postpunk Romantic statements in pain and rhythm.

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