On Talking Heads’ final album, 1988’s Naked, the band imagines a reverse evolution, the erasing of centuries of pollution, development and commercialization. The particular song in reference is “Nothing But Flowers.” With a subtle, but knowing smirk, David Byrne laments the loss of the factories and shopping malls, the highways and parking lots, the Dairy […]
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Via Image Oscillate: 1984 BBC Channel 4 production. Hour plus medley of interviews, concert footage and random visual media via David Byrne, who served as the creative consultant.
Stop Making Sense may have the Big Suit, but if you’re looking for the pinnacle of live Talking Heads footage, I’d point you in the direction of this unbelievable show from Rome, 1980. Completing the Heads’ journey from minimalist to maximalist, it features the expanded, ten-piece lineup blazing through tunes from the just-released masterwork Remain […]
By the close of the 1970s, Talking Heads had come a long way in a shockingly short period of time. After emerging as a minimalist three-piece at CBGBs in ’75 centered around the nervous presence of David Byrne, the band expanded their sonic palette in ways that had to have seemed unimaginable to anyone who […]
Uh huh, it’s gonna be that kind of party: Staple Stingers ’85 rundown of Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” — the club mix. While Pops is obviously the man here – his vocals leading the call and response – it’s Mavis, particularly her scat at 4:59 that will likely leave you reaching for the rewind. The […]
I did not upload these myself (looks like they’ve been floating out there in the ether for awhile) but had to share it. Link To Zipped Folder: Talking Heads :: The CBS Demos, 1975 + Download Talking Heads via eMusic’s 35 free MP3 no risk trial offer ____________________________________________________________________________________
Love both the intro and outtro here. Owns the studio version. Filmed for Old Grey Whistle Test, London, England. Qu’est Que C’est. Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better.