6:01 Talk Talk – Tomorrow Started (1984)

I’ve said I’m wrong when I’ve been right
I’ve seen times when I’ve been sure but still I find
I’m just the first that you take

Not all of the synthesizer music in the eighties was rubbish. On this song there is a two note motif – which is played first after hundred seconds – so full of yearning and longing that it is impossible not to fall for it if you have a soft spot for romantic feelings. Like a cork-screw it drills deep into my heart. But this is just a tiny part of the gorgeous song. There is also Paul Webb’s cosy, bubbly electric bass and the omnipresent drumming and percussion. Not to forget the trumpet solo and last but not least Mark Hollis singing which is rather restrained and confident here. The marriage of pop music with other genres like jazz, world and classical music has hardly ever been as convincing as on this track.


A question for my English readers. Are you actually reading what I write here or does this not reach you at all? For the last couple of weeks I have alternated between German and English but I didn’t get any feedback of English-speaking readers so I wondered if there is a point in continuing the English exercise. Thanks for answering.

(The list of all 361 selections since 1st February 2010 is here).

3 Antworten to “6:01 Talk Talk – Tomorrow Started (1984)”

  1. mannaman Says:

    Beggin‘ for comments…come on, dude. That is pathetic 🙂

  2. ohrensause Says:

    didn’t u no? pathetic is the new cool!

  3. Amy Says:

    I don’t know much German at all, but your English is truly excellent- I thought this must be a collaborative blog between an English speaking native and a German one. Color me impressed. I enjoy reading your english entries, but I can figure out the gist of things using the google translator if it’s a bother for you.

    Thanks for blogging!

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