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How about a little Talking Heads to get us going today?


1 The Hawk   ~  Apr 11, 2011 9:50 am

Good idea

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 11, 2011 10:05 am

Bless you kind sir ... of all the bands I've missed seeing in concert, the Heads might be at the top of the list

3 Matt Blankman   ~  Apr 11, 2011 10:52 am

[2] Oh yeah, that's always stung, because they were still making records when I started going to concerts, so it's not like saying I missed The Yardbirds or something. I recall being a little too young to catch them in '83 and then thinking "Oh boy, next tour I am THERE!" . . . and there was no next tour. Damn you, David Byrne!

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 11, 2011 2:55 pm

I've seen David Byrne a bunch of times since they broke up, and I've seen the Byrneless Heads, too.

Nothing compares to the real thing. I caught Talking Heads once before they broke up. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on a Friday night, August 1983. I was 17. Probably the best, and most memorable concert I've ever seen.

I would have preferred seeing them in their prime a few years earlier, not that I'm complaining. Would have loved to see them with Adrien Belew (spelling) of KIng Crimson on guitar. You ever seen him play? That's burning down the house.

5 Matt Blankman   ~  Apr 11, 2011 4:18 pm

[4] I love the live sound of the band in both the 70s edition and the various expanded live lineups of the 80s. That band with Belew, as featured on the 2nd disc of NAME OF THIS BAND IS TALKING HEADS, is red-hot.

6 Hank Waddles   ~  Apr 11, 2011 8:06 pm

[2] Diane, I'm right there with you. If I had a time machine, one of my first stops would be the Stop Making Sense tour. Then I'd hit the book depository in November of 1963 to get the bottom of that whole thing, and I'd die a happy man.

And thanks for Sugar on My Tongue, an underappreciated but incredibly cool track.

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