The 1983 limited edition of Talking Heads’ “Speaking In Tongues” which was designed by artist Robert Rauschenberg, who won a Grammy for the design. It’s a clear vinyl LP that lives in the (once clear, now yellowed) case with three rotating primary-colored discs. The limited edition is now pretty hard to find in good shape; the case is flimsy and cracks easily on the edges.
ok but real talk!!!
racism, misogyny, and homophobia are all things that are NOT PUNK!!!!
punk is about questioning what society deems is right and rebelling against what you’re told, and fighting systematic oppression is doing exactly that!!!!!
punk rebellion is not just straight white boys hating their small town and painting anarchy symbols on things!!!!
it’s much bigger than that!!!
nothing is more punk than standing up for human rights!!!!!
On this day in music history: August 27, 1975 - “Love To Love You Baby”, the second album by Donna Summer is released. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it is recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany from May - June 1975. Summer comes up with the initial idea for the title track having written the lyrics and melody. Moroder and Bellotte suggests that Summer sing it in a more sultry and sexual manner, which at first she is hesitant to do. She agrees when she thinks the recording will be a demo for another singer. Before tape rolls on the song, Summer asks that the lights in the studio be turned off while she records her vocals. Moroder likes the finished recording so much that he insists that it be released. Titled “Love To Love You”, it is first released in Europe to modest success. After Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart hears the initial shorter single version of the song (#2 Pop, #3 R&B), he suggests that a longer version of the song be cut, which clocks in at nearly seventeen minutes, taking up one whole side of the album. It immediately creates a sensation in dance clubs (#1 Billboard Club Play) and begins to receive radio play. When some stations ban it, feeling it is too blatantly sexual, it only heightens its allure and popularity. “Love To Love You Baby” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, number six on the R&B album chart, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
On this day in music history: August 27, 1980 - “Wild Planet”, the second album by The B-52’s is released. Produced by Rhett Davies and The B-52’s, it is recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau in The Bahamas in April 1980. Following the critical and commercial success of their self-titled debut, the Athens, GA based New Wave band return to Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s studio in the Bahamas, to record the follow up. Much of the material on the album are songs The B-52’s have been performing live since 1977, but did not make the final cut of the first album. Recorded in just a few weeks, it produces a number of songs that become staples of the band’s repertoire including “Private Idaho” (#74 Pop, #5 Club Play), Party Out Of Bounds", “Quiche Lorraine” and “Give Me Back My Man”. It is well received by fans and critics upon its release, and today is regarded as a New Wave classic. The album is remastered and reissued on vinyl in 2011 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, as part of their Silver Label series. “Wild Planet” peaks at number eighteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.