Tag: Talking Heads

Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense

by Talking Heads; dir. Jonathan Demme (1984) [2023 re-release]

Film poster: “Stop Making Sense” by Talking Heads; dir. Jonathan Demme (1984) [2023 re-release]

A concert film showcasing Talking Heads at the height of their powers as an extended ensemble. Rhythm and energy abound. David Byrne is quirky, neurotic and perhaps a tad too experimental in bringing a visual component to the music. Some songs expurgated.

Remain in Love

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

by Chris Frantz (White Rabbit, 2020)

Book cover: “Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina” by Chris Frantz (White Rabbit, 2020)

Frantz displays an easy writing style and a phenomenal memory for detail, albeit one that skews heavily towards minutiae and the halcyon days of pre- and early Talking Heads. He neither downplays nor dwells upon his and Weymouth’s estrangement from David Byrne.

American Utopia Tour

American Utopia Tour

by David Byrne, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 November 2018

Byrne, David_American Utopia Tour

Barefoot and brilliant, Byrne presents new songs and reworked Talking Heads classics in an energetically choreographed fusion of Brazilian beats and industrial sensibility. Complex, layered rhythms meet vocal resplendence. Virtuoso musicians in motion! Top three songs: ‘Lazy’; ‘Born Under Punches’; ‘I Zimbra’.



How Music Works

How Music Works

by David Byrne (Canongate, 2012)

Byrne_How Music Works

As with The Bicycle Diaries, Byrne shows himself to be eloquent, thoughtful, erudite, and surprisingly scholarly in his quest for understanding; in this instance of the practical and philosophical underpinnings of (a career in) music. Talking Heads fans and wannabe musicians rejoice!



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