With his new book Remain In Love Frantz continues his search for different approaches. It’s a look at his time in Talking Heads and his marriage and creative partnership with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club bassist Tina Weymouth. He doesn’t entirely shy away from rock bio requirements—if you want dirt, it has enough of a dark dusting to satisfy—but it’s more a document of extraordinary shows, recordings, and the early days of punk when he, Weymouth, singer/guitarist David Byrne, and Jerry Harrison cracked open the template, building one of the most expansive discographies in all of art-rock history.
The “Slippery” cover, featuring David Byrne on guitar, was a minor hit for the Staples — enough so that it brought the family’s 70 year old patriarch out of retirement. Far from their first rodeo, the cover was also responsible for the Singers fifth appearance on the long-running television monolith that was Don Cornelius’ Soul Train. As covers go, this one feels like a second skin.
This is making the rounds…and for good reason. Talking Heads performing live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, Fall of 1980, in support of the just released Remain In Light . Related: […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 + […]
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 […]
Talking Heads : live at the Sun Palace, Tokyo, February 27, 1981 Related: David Byrne/Brian Eno :: Everything That Happens Happens Today Download: MP3: Talking Heads :: Psycho Killer MP3: Talking Heads :: Stay Hungry MP3: Talking Heads :: Cities MP3: Talking Heads :: Drugs MP3: Talking Heads :: Once In A Lifetime MP3: Talking Heads :: Houses In Motion MP3: Talking Heads :: Born Under Punches MP3: Talking Heads :: Crosseyed & Painless MP3: Talking Heads :: Life During Wartime MP3: Talking Heads :: The Great Curve MP3: Talking Heads :: The Book I Read MP3: Talking Heads :: Girls Want To Be With Girls MP3: Talking Heads :: Mind ————- + + + […]
Amazingly, even today, while traveling in and around the Mississippi Delta , you’ll still hear fabled tales of the old bluesmen selling their souls at the crossroads in exchange for supernatural musical […]