Run Run Away

28 01 2010

Away on “business” and found this cool B&W video of the Talking Heads doing “Psycho Killer” at CBGBs in the early 70’s. Then take a look at the one from the Stop Making Sense live film (1984). It’s the opening song. David Byrne comes out by himself with an acoustic guitar and the stage behind him is completely empty. Throughout the show the band gets larger and larger (and more electric) while the set is slowly assembled in the background. Throw in a really neat boom box and a giant suit and it’s a real winner. This movie is amazing. If you haven’t already, you really need to see the whole thing but for now here are a few good songs to sample. If you have seen it, I’m sure you want to see it again.

CBGBs

Stop Making Sense

Girlfriend Is Better

Life During Wartime

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

Burning Down The House

Here is a really cool article called “Start Making Sense” that was originally published in the LA Weekly back in 1984. It’s an interview with Director, Jonathan Demme, about making the movie and working with David Byrne.

More about the movie from Wiki.

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