- Talking Heads appreciation…
…one of those bands you love to hate but secretly like !
I don’t know of anyone who loves to hate Talking Heads. There are some who are possibly indifferent, but hate them?Posted 4 months ago
Remarkable band, all very talented musicians, with one of the best rhythm sections in rock, and a superbly charismatic front man.
Only ever saw them once, on their first tour promoting their first album ‘77. They played Swindon Oasis, with Dire Straits as support!
Saw David Byrne several years ago at the London Roundhouse with St Vincent, which was just outstanding, one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever seen, and only Byrne could have pulled it off, I’m convinced of that; all of the musicians on stage were choreographed and moving around the stage, with no amplifiers or anything visible, even Byrne was moving with everyone else, except when he was singing.Garry_LagerSubscriber
Tina laying it down here
Who loves to hate Talking Heads? Stuff like Remain in Light is praised to the skies by all and sundry. David Byrne is more polarising – the way the band broke up didn’t put him in a good light. But lead singer being egotistical arsehole is hardly news.Posted 4 months ago
Nope. First ever record I bought with pocket money was ‘Once In A Lifetime’ single.
No secret. No hate (don’t get why ‘people’ ‘love to hate’ them, if they do?) . Still love that song, better than most. Also, didn’t Mr Byrne also write a book on cycling?
And more. Cycling advocacy campaigner, cycle-rack designer,
He’s, well he’s sort of supernaturally cool, to my mind.Posted 4 months ago
Remain in light is in my top 10. I really like “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” as well. I have no idea why anyone would pretend not to like them.Posted 4 months ago
I don’t know there was any problem with the way they broke up. The rest of the band wanted to make more music like the first couple of albums, Byrne didn’t: there’s no way the band could stay together.bob_summersMember
My dad had a new wave / punk compilation record I used to love when I was a kid (Ramones, Damned, Runaways, Television..) but hated these two crappy songs on it – Piss Factory and Love->Buildings on Fire.Posted 4 months ago
Absolutely love them now, sadly I lent the record to my first girlfriend and never got it back…jamj1974Subscriber
Brilliant band. Never got to see them live but I have to agree with:
Saw David Byrne several years ago at the London Roundhouse with St Vincent, which was just outstanding, one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever seen
Saw them at Birmingham Symphony Hall on that tour. Simply amazing.Posted 4 months agomtMember
One of the Greatest bands ever in my view. Brilliant musicians all with great songs. I always found them to be an intelligent thought provoking band. Pretty much everything Byrne has done over the years has been very interesting. Heard him on Desert Island Disc and he came across pretty decent guy.
I Also think that Tom Tom Club were brilliant but then Tina Weymouth had a little place in my heart back so long ago I nearly can’t remember.Posted 4 months agosenor jSubscriber
When I was 9 my folks took me to Edinburgh for a festival… Undertones,Squeeze,Steel Pulse & Talking Heads. T.H. blew my tiny head off.Posted 4 months ago
Headliner Van Morrison&and the chieftains ,not so much. 🙂
There are so many different ‘peak Byrnes’ it’s impossible to choose. But:
Watch out…I’ll show you how to do it…and y’all can do it later…
‘Making Flippy Floppy’ (in session, 1998)
‘Peak’ Talking Heads?
‘Crosseyed And Painless’ – Rome, 1980.
That slow roll-in, then the monster bass and non-more cowbell and then Randall’s riff its all amazing and unbelievably ahead of its time. I only wish there was a better audio copy, but its killer even in lofi 👍🏼Posted 4 months agobob_summersMember
Was the compilation called “That Summer” (or something similar)? I used to have that as well, and yes, I loaned it to a mate and never saw it again
Well. After much googling, I found it. Cover looked familiar so flipped through my vinyl and there it is – appears I bought it years later (has a MVE London price sticker on it with an 0171 phone no., so it’s not my dad’s). It’s this:Posted 3 months ago
never hidden it..a big fan..used to boulder Yorkshire grit and traverses at the climbing wall with Talking Heads on repeat on my Sony Walkman..still blast it out now…”this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no party” Life during wartime is one of my favourites…the synth solo dates but stay tuned to the end “anybody got any questions?”Posted 3 months ago
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