Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Don't Touch Me I'm A Real Live Wire

When the soundtrack for the classic Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense was originally issued in 1984, it was only nine tracks in length, even though a total of 16 were performed on film. So when the film was rereleased in theaters and on home video in 1999, a new version of the soundtrack was issued as well, including all 16 songs and sporting an even better remastered sound. Recorded over three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December 1983 (during the tour in support of Speaking in Tongues, the usual four-piece lineup was supplemented by Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell, percussionist Steve Scales, guitarist Alex Weir, and backup singers Lynn Mabry and Ednah Holt. One of the greatest live albums ever, the 1999 version of Stop Making Sense captures the Talking Heads at the height of their powers. A quintessential purchase. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Talking Heads: Psycho Killer

Talking Heads: Burning Down The House

Talking Heads: Once In A Lifetime

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River

And because someone requested I post it again:

Radiohead: Thinking About You

Lastly, to tie everything in this post together with a nice red bow, the source of their name:

Talking Heads: Radio Head

EDIT: Can you say holy fucking shit!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw David Byrne at Humphrey's last night - best concert of the year so far. The show ended with a 40 pc marching band doing a cover of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love". Amazing.

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Blogger darwin said...

Given this post, you might appreciate this mashup I did...


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and am enjoying reading it. One thing you should be aware of: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture" was an observation first made by Frank Zappa. I am no Zappa fan (would much rather listen to EC), but EC is quoting FZ there. jonhope

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Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Thanks for the heads uo jonhope. I have a book with quotes from musicians and they credit it to EC.

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