Talk Talk

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Spirit of Eden (1988)
Laughing Stock (1991)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
It's My Life (1984)

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Will Talk Talk be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Amazing group of artists. Would not be a poor selection at all.

Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 02:55am


Don't really know all that much from'em other than the two big singles (Talk Talk and It's My Life), so I might be wrong on this, but I believe they're cited as influence by almost the entirety of post-rock bands.

Posted by Kit on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 15:45pm


Talk Talk's succinct and flawless catalog doesn't have a single misfire....this band would unquestionably be in the Hall Of Fame if the committee and voters actually knew more of the scope of rock outside of the mainstream.

Posted by Casper on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 00:27am


"this band would unquestionably be in the Hall Of Fame if the committee and voters actually knew more of the scope of rock outside of the mainstream."

Or if they had enough presence to sell tickets to the HoF itself. That's the biggest inherent problem of the Hall: the bottom line.

Posted by William on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 16:26pm


Well, it's a band, which haven't played any rock the last years, but "Spirit Of Eden" and "London 1986" are real great records, so they are worthy for it ...

Posted by Sven on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 08:08am


Talk Talk is a phenomenal band, but they will never be nominated. I don't agree with the selection of "It's My Life" as their essential album. How about "The Colour of Spring"?

Posted by Shelby on Saturday, 12.29.07 @ 12:10pm


Could we get a page up for Mark Hollis solo? Just bought his eponymous the other day and it rules! I don't think it stands in terms of HoF induction on its own, but if Talk Talk ever get in (unlikely), it cetainly deserves a mention!

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 18:02pm


A true shame that a solid 999999/1000000 R&RHOF visitors will only know Talk Talk by their New Wave hits, since the material made by the band on (and between) their final three albums is largely perfect and breathtakingly beautiful, aswell and hugely influential and innovative in the field of post-rock. Not only does Hollis solo need a page, but so does .O.rang -- neither really deserve their own induction, but both are more than worth discussing.

Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 13:48pm


Well I don't know, it's rather optimistic to say that "999999/1000000" are even familiar with them at all.

Posted by jfon on Sunday, 06.6.10 @ 02:22am


From what i know they were incredibly important in the development of post rock, they should be at the very least discussed.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 16:03pm


I know they are a long shot but Talk Talk should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mark Hollis was a true rebel and a genius who didn't give into music industry pressure and created some of the most beautiful, complex and fascinating music ever recorded. Paul Webb is a very underrated bass player
with a haunting yet dramatic voice, a perfect opposite to Mark's haunting, emotion-driven vocals and Lee Harris is such a skilled drummer playing anything from new wave to art-rock at the drop of a hat. However, Without Tim Friese-Greene's artful production, Talk Talk wouldn't be half as good. They have influenced bands such as Radiohead, Coldplay and fellow post-rock band Sigur Ros and help create the alternative rock sound that would shape the 90's and beyond. Talk Talk are one of the most essential New wave and Post-rock bands in existence.

Posted by Zack on Wednesday, 08.20.14 @ 18:02pm


Talk Talk should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mark Hollis is a beautiful singer, a true original and an innovative genius. Check out his mesmerising performance in their Live at Montreux concert. As far as the songs go, It's My Life and Talk Talk were just the beginning. How about Such a Shame, the hauntingly beautiful Tomorrow Started, I Don't Believe in You, Renée and,the most mind blowing of all their songs, Living in Another World? Their last two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, are both timeless masterpieces. Mark Hollis and Talk Talk are by far more deserving of induction into the Rock Hall of Fame than a lot of less influential and less essential artists that have already been inducted.

Posted by Sirene on Saturday, 06.13.15 @ 09:32am


Talk Talk should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mark Hollis is a beautiful singer, a true original and an innovative genius. Check out his mesmerising performance in their Live at Montreux concert. As far as the songs go, It's My Life and Talk Talk were just the beginning. How about Such a Shame, the hauntingly beautiful Tomorrow Started, I Don't Believe in You, Renée and,the most mind blowing of all their songs, Living in Another World? Their last two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, are both timeless masterpieces. Mark Hollis and Talk Talk are by far more deserving of induction into the Rock Hall of Fame than a lot of less influential and less essential artists that have already been inducted.

Posted by Sirene on Saturday, 06.13.15 @ 10:43am


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