Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I think that this is brilliant

I found this today. Fantastic!



What do others think?

15 comments:

Blimpy said...

I've tried really really hard to get into Talking Heads, I got 3 of their LPs, but the penny hasn;t dropped - i really love "Nothing But Flowers" - what more can I do>>>!!>???

sourpus said...

Blimpy. Take your time, breath deep, count to ten, whatever it takes. In the end though, you still have plenty of time to get into their best album - Remain in Light - as it still sounds like an album of tomorrow rather than yesterday.

Carole, I was at the Hungarian equivalent of this Union Chapel gig this summer (2009). Here on the Buda side where great gigs almost never happen. I can honestly say, I hit the mosh for Houses in Motion and then proceeded to dance for the rest of the gig as if my life depended on it. What a great night! Something David Byrne still does exceptionally well is play live.

Japanther said...

@Blimpy - it took me a while too, but the album that really did it for me was "Fear Of Music", every track is great and it flows beautifully too.....it works as a morning or evening record too....go on, give it another listen!!

This is ace by the way Carole!

FP said...

Do you know strange overtones that he did with Brian Eno? If not I'll give you a link to where you can get the MP3 fo' nowt. I love Mr Byrne and all his works. He's the David Lynch of music for me. American white picket fence and just plain .. weird....

Blimpy said...

I have "Little Creatures", "Speaking In Tongues", and "Fear Of Music" all on vinyl.

What do I do now?

steenbeck said...

Well, Blimpy, first, you turn on the record player. Then you set the record on the turntable. Then you put the needle in the groove, then...

I can't see the video, where did it go?

Chris said...

It's about time David Byrne was given 'World Treasure' status and protected by UNESCO....

I'd heartily recommend Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense to anyone unsure of TH's music. It's a brilliant stage show with most of their best songs (including just about all of Fear Of Music) played with fantastic heart. One of the newspapers gave the DVD away free not too long ago.
It's great as an exercise video workout, too. (Well, I imagine it is just from watching Byrne sweating in his Big White Suit.)

Blimpy said...

Following both Japanther & Steenbecks advice i put one side one track one of Fear Of Music, and then my mum just called me to dinner.

Oh well....dinner time it is then.....shame cos it's sounding good...

sourpus said...

Ao agree with all the great comments - TH's were my most formative influence in many ways.

Here's a clip of what I saw in Budapest. Sorry you cant see me moshing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ync5VRnfGc

Blimpy's Twitter Feed said...

and now i'm going to the cinema.....

Blimpy said...

and I'm back - from the cinema...

Blimpy said...

incase anyone was worried that i;d got locked in at the odeon....

CaroleBristol said...

......Blimpy locked in the Odeon, ODing on Kia-Ora orange drinks and Westler's hotdogs.

Japanther said...

@Blimpy - to give a nice bit of context to the 'Heads, David Bowman's book " Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa - The Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century" is well worth a read.....

gremlinfc said...

Personally I'm still a sucker for "Burning Down the House" - well funky - "Once in a Lifetime" - where is my beautiful house?
BUT IMHO best tracks are off Eponymous debut album though NOT "Psycho Killer" - "Book I read" along with "Don't Worry Bout the Government" and "Pulled Up". It is a bit of an acquired taste Blimpo though , i can see that...