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I was a HUGE Talking Heads fan in the 80's.  David Byrne is a musical genius.  But I will acknowledge you either get it or you don't.  Still listen to them often.  My favorite Heads album was this:

220px-TalkingHeadsRemaininLight.jpg

It was different than anything I'd ever heard.  And so fucking cool.  The "Stop Making Sense" movie was great.  We got very baked and saw it at a local indie theater.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1I97k6bwtY

I was thinking about this because David Byrne was on Fallon the other night.  Hadn't seen hide nor hair from him in years.

What say surly?

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Fan, for sure!

Stop Making Sense is amazing.

And agree that David Byrne is a genius.  His show at White Oak is in my Top 10 of shows seen.

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Snow Dog and I saw them on September 7, 1982 at Fiesta Gardens.  Amazing show.  The stage was basically an oval track that went behind the drummer and David Byrne ran around that track the entire concert.

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Had a David Bryne sighting in the wild last year during ACL.  Was biking home friday afternoon during festival, and DB was stopped in the middle of the pedestrian bridge under Mopac - all white suit with cropped pants, leather satchel, fixie bike, - taking pictures of downtown with an old camera. I hit the brakes and thought - wow this is exactly how I'd picture it.  

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24 minutes ago, Sbbruin said:

I was thinking about this because David Byrne was on Fallon the other night.  Hadn't seen hide nor hair from him in years.

I'm not sure how you could be a big fan and not have heard anything about his last tour. It was universally lauded.

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23 minutes ago, nolongerU2horn said:

I'm not sure how you could be a big fan and not have heard anything about his last tour. It was universally lauded.

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One of my top 5 favorite college bands. I still kick my self in the ass for not going to see them on their stop making sense tour instead of spending an all nighter studying for an exam that I can't even remember the subject.

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46 minutes ago, Chad Fuck said:

Is that why this thread is in Movies & TV, rather than Music?

Ha.  Confirmed!  Any mods who can move it?

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I put on the blu ray copy of Stop Making Sense every saturday when I clean the house.  And more often than not, my ass will sit down and watch most of it.  :)   Never gets old to me.

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I am admittedly -- and ashamedly -- late to the Talking Heads party. I realize I've probably only scratched the surface too. Because "Burning Down the House" was my first exposure to Talking Heads, it didn't really grab me in the mid-80's. I was too far into my Cure, Smiths, REM, etc to pay much attention to Talking Heads. Holy crap was I wrong. David Byrne is a genius. My favorite part of Wall Street is the montage with TH's "This Must Be the Place" playing in the background. It works beautifully.

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In all seriousness, while I did enjoy jumping into the 80s with Remain in Light, Talkingheads debut is still my favorite, and really the only one that to me is I think of putting on the platter now and again of all of their stuff.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town" 2:48
2. "New Feeling" 3:09
3. "Tentative Decisions" 3:04
4. "Happy Day" 3:55
5. "Who Is It?" 1:41
6. "No Compassion" 4:47
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Book I Read"   4:06
2. "Don't Worry About the Government"   3:00
3. "First Week/Last Week… Carefree"   3:19
4. "Psycho Killer" Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth 4:19
5. "Pulled Up"   4:29

 

It just got to complicated.  The foray into south american stuff was appreciated, I guess, but just depressed me in some ways.

Guess you can't keep the good musicians down. 

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They're great. I need to add some of their vinyl to my collection. 

Lots of mentions of Byrne, Jerry Harrison is also a badass. His '88 solo album Casual Gods has a few great songs, including one of my favorite 80s tracks ever - Man with a gun.

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I saw him play at The Backyard (original one) in the 90’s. I bought a long sleeve mechanic’s shirt with his record label sewn into the pocket. I think it said ‘LukaPop Records.” Some lucky shopper at Goodwill ended up with it. Still makes me sad I got rid of it.

He played a few nights in Marfa a couple of years ago.

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I saw David Byrne/Annie Clarke live on the love this giant tour and it's was absolutely electric when they played burning down the house, also i remember a lot of people dancing even though it was a venue with no standing room only area /csb

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On 11/22/2019 at 10:38 AM, Sbbruin said:

I was a HUGE Talking Heads fan in the 80's.  David Byrne is a musical genius.  But I will acknowledge you either get it or you don't.  Still listen to them often.  My favorite Heads album was this:

220px-TalkingHeadsRemaininLight.jpg

It was different than anything I'd ever heard.  And so fucking cool.  The "Stop Making Sense" movie was great.  We got very baked and saw it at a local indie theater.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1I97k6bwtY

I was thinking about this because David Byrne was on Fallon the other night.  Hadn't seen hide nor hair from him in years.

What say surly?

You'll enjoy this then...

Jerry Harrison, Adrian Belew planning "Remain in Light" tour

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