Posted by DjPaulT on 28th September 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“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.
Cover: Near Mint
Vinyl: Near Mint
Road To Nowhere 4:20
Recorded By, Mixed By – G. T. Thorngren*
Label: EMI Records Ltd.
Catalog#: 12EMI 5530
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
From The EMI album Little Creatures.
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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