First timers, obsessive fans, @TKC. Join me here as we chart the development, and, depending on your viewpoint, eventual downturn, of one of the best bands to ever do it. This will be a mixed media club with not one, not two, but three feature films thrown in the mix! There’ll be polls, there will be dance moves, and as ever, there will be mockery of Chris Frantz yelling over Genius of Love.
Running order, starting on Monday next week:
Week 1 - Talking Heads: 77
Week 2 - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Week 3 - Fear of Music
Week 4 - Remain In Light + The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads DOUBLE BILL
Week 5 - Speaking In Tongues
Week 6 - Stop Making Sense
Week 7 - Little Creatures
Week 8 - True Stories
Week 9 - Naked
Week 10 - American Utopia
Bonus week - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts and The Catherine Wheel DOUBLE BILL
Bonus week - Tom Tom Club and No Talking, Just Head DOUBLE BILL
As a warm up, their debut (pre-Jerry Harrison!) single, which is also one of their best songs to my mind:
Woah, never saw the video for this before. Interesting that Byrne is playing Tina’s Fender Swinger, the one she used on ‘This Must Be The Place’ in ‘Stop Making Sense’. I wonder was it a band guitar or he borrowed it because of the silhouette?