I play Talk Talk regularly, almost daily a song or two by this great band, so after hearing Mark Hollis had passed away I couldn't help thinking "such a shame", he's "living in another world" now. I am happy with the music and songs he and the band have left for us to enjoy.
Lol, had a mash up going... Forgot to hit stop on Ash Ra Temple, then played some of Talk Talk... Actually sounded ok... But seriously, I've always found Avant Garde music fascinating... Would go to secret wharehouse shows, with a friend, in L.A... He was really into the stuff... I was pretty impressed with the vibe, myself.
Got a taste of the proto-punk/rockabilly stuff, while living in Austin... My girlfriend's sister, her boyfriend, and her roommate, were all in a popular local band (The Eastside Suicides, name-droppng, I know... ). Anyway, those years were a blast.