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The Music Machine Talk Talk

The Music Machine Talk Talk

Garage Rock

A little bit of garage and psychedelic rock, or some say proto-punk, with a lot of fuzz bass. “Talk Talk,”  written by The Music Machine’s founder Sean Bonniwell, went to #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 by early 1967.

The Music Machine formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1965, with members that came out of the folk rock scene. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sean Bonniwell had been with  a folk group called The Wayfarers. He joined with Keith Olsen (bass guitar), who had been with a folk group called The GoldeBriars, and Ron Edgar (drums) to form a folk rock group called The Raggamuffins. They recorded some songs, but did not have much success. They then were joined by Mark Landon (lead guitar), and Doug Rhodes (Farfisa organ), who had been a session musician with The Association, to play some harder-edged rock. The name The Music Machine referred to Bonniwell, who was a prolific songwriter. They tuned their instruments from an E to a D flat. Olsen was one of the first to use a fuzz box for his bass guitar.

Here are the lyrics to “Talk Talk” by The Music Machine:

“I got me a complication and it’s an only child
Concernin’ my reputation as something more than wild
I know it serves me right but I can’t sleep at night
Have to hide my face or go some other place

I won’t cry out for justice, admit that I was wrong
I’ll stay in hibernation ’till the talk subsides to gone
My social life’s a dud, my name is Really Mud
I’m up to here in lies, guess I’m down to size, to size

Can’t seem to talk about the things that bother me
Seems to be what everybody has against me
Oh, oh, all right

Here’s the situation and how it really stands
I’m out of circulation, I’ve all but washed my hands
My social life’s a dud, my name is Really Mud
I’m up to here in lies, guess I’m down to size, to size

Talk talk
Talk talk
Talk talk
Talk talk”

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