Arcade Fire covering Talking Heads’ “Speaking in Tongues”. Doesn’t get much more dead on than that.
Arcade Fire – “Modern Man” This thundering track from Arcade Fire’s much-lauded The Suburbs shows why the band has gained a large following over the releases of its three records. Win Butler’s haunting voice over the subtle shifting time signature helps flesh out his near-paranoid lyrics. Hints of the Police and the Talking Heads help [...]
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno – “Strange Overtones” From their 2008 record Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, this collaboration finds legendary producer Eno and former Talking Heads frontman Byrne working to find the medium between electronic music and gospel. Reviving the partnership that produced 1981’s My [...]
Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” This classic, from the Talking Heads’ fifth record Speaking in Tongues. Remarkable in that the main melody never changes throughout the entire song, David Byrne’s vocal melody lifts lyrics that he admits are “made up almost completely of non sequiturs”. The Arcade Fire also recently covered [...]
Hello and happy Easter to you! I hope you will take a minute and leave a note, polite comments, song or artist suggestions and any links to where music can be listened to or better yet purchased. New to me this week: Jonsi The Beta Band The Auteurs Rafter __________________________________________ Nouvelle Vague/Sandra Dee “Road to [...]