Tuesday 27 March 2012

More songs about...

The front cover of the album  More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads' second album) was  conceived by the lead singer David Byrne and executed by artist Jimmy De Sana. It is a mosaic image of the band comprising 529 close-up Polaroid photographs. 

This cover preceded by a few years the series of Polaroid montages made by David Hockney. In fact Hockney's series of images are better than this cover image, but the principle idea is the same.

Hockney says that these are "pictures that describe how we see - not all at once, but in discrete, separate glimpses... to synthesize a living impression."

This album title was mocked by the Undertones on their second album Hypnotized with a song titled "More songs about Chocolate and Girls".