Elephant Talk

"Elephant Talk" is a song by the band King Crimson and was released in 1981 on the Discipline album. The song is led primarily by Tony Levin's Chapman stick, playing a Go-go-style bass line. The band plays verses, choruses and several guitar solos, the latter of which are deliberately played and processed to resemble trumpeting elephants or squeaky mice.

Adrian Belew sings five stanzas of humorous lyrics, each one beginning and ending with the phrase "Talk! It's only talk!". The other lyrics consist of yelled synonyms for talking, with each stanza containing words of a different letter (Alliteration). The five stanzas progress alphabetically (the first stanza using "talk" synonyms beginning with "A", the second "B" and so on.) Belew's vocal delivery is reminiscent of that of David Byrne, with whom Belew performed in the band Talking Heads.

It was released as a single in 1981. Its tracks are from the album Discipline.

Read more about Elephant Talk:  Personnel, Live Versions, Covers

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Elephant Talk - Covers
... the Crimson King" "Cat Food" "The Night Watch" "Epitaph" "Matte Kudasai" " Elephant Talk " "Thela Hun Ginjeet" "Heartbeat" "Three of a Perfect Pair" "Sleepless" Vrooom (EP) "Dinosaur" "People" "Sex ...
Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson - Track Listing
... from the album In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) "Elephant Talk" (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Levin) (333) Edited, from the album Discipline (1981) "Matte Kudasai" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) (346 ... the Crimson King" "Cat Food" "The Night Watch" "Epitaph" "Matte Kudasai" "Elephant Talk" "Thela Hun Ginjeet" "Heartbeat" "Three of a Perfect Pair" "Sleepl ...

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