Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis talks about the band’s final record, ‘Laughing Stock’

This is one of my favourite albums by one of my favourite bands. He has stated about his decision to retire from performing, “I choose for my family. Maybe others are capable of doing it, but I can’t go on tour and be a good dad at the same time.” Despite Hollis’s absence from the public eye, he (as well as Talk Talk) continue to be mentioned in the press, inside Britain and outside, often as an example of an artist who refused to sacrifice his artistic ambition to commercial success and as a yardstick for current artists. Hollis played piano on and co-wrote the track “Chaos” on the 1998 trip-hop album Psyence Fiction by UNKLE (he later asked for his name to be removed from the album credits).