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Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th August 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on September 28, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12? is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Road to Nowhere” is a song by Talking Heads, from the 1985 album Little Creatures. It also appeared on Best of Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites, the Once in a Lifetime box set and the Brick box set. The song was released as a single in 1985 and reached number 25 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 6 in the British and German singles chart. It also made #8 on the Dutch Top 40.

The video, released to promote the single, was directed by David Byrne and Stephen R. Johnson and features the band and various objects revolving, as if in their own “road to nowhere,” and it was nominated for “Best Video of the Year” at the MTV Video Music Awards 1986.

According to the sleeve of Talking Heads compilation Once in a Lifetime, Byrne added the choral intro after deciding the song in itself was embarrassingly simplistic and monotonous.

“Road to Nowhere” is heard during the ending of the 1985 movie The Peanut Butter Solution and the 1989 film Little Monsters. It is also featured in the 1994 film Reality Bites. It was featured on an advertisement for the 2006 final of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. It is also heard at the end of the 2008 film Religulous.

SIDE A:
Road To Nowhere 4:19
Recorded By, Mixed By – G. T. Thorngren*

SIDE B:
Television Man (Extended Mix) 8:00
Remix – G. T. Thorngren*, Jerry Harrison

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Road To Nowhere U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #105
1985 Road To Nowhere U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #25

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 12EMI 5530
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Graphic Design] – M&Co.
Music By – Chris FrantzDavid ByrneJerry HarrisonTina Weymouth
Painting [Cover Painting] – Howard Finster*
Producer – Talking Heads
Written-By, Lyrics By – David Byrne

NOTES
From The EMI album “LITTLR CREATURES”.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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