Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Life during wartime Desert Island Discs #0.1



How mad is David Byrne? How much do Talking Heads rock? Big it up and treat yourselves to the full screen turn it up loud version.

11 comments:

idle said...

Fabulous band.

Is 77 the best debut album of its era?

Love it, just love it.

Elby the Beserk said...

Bouncing off the walls music. I was lucky enough to see them in this mode, and a previous one as well, at the wonderful 'Ammersmif Palais, where we, the happy punters, were indeed bouncing off the walls.

Some band called "U2" supported them that night. No idea what happened to them...

idle said...

I'll tell you what happened to U2, elby. The disadvantage of a poor singer (who was also, perhaps, the worst lyricist ever) was overcome by a decent guitarist who knew how to come up with a riff. So they made a lot of money, which they paid almost no tax on, being artists in Ireland and anyway stashing most of it in Monaco. This did not stop the poor singer/rotten lyricist demanding that hundreds of billions of taxpayers' cash be spent on fleets of Toyotas for charities and Mercedes for corrupt African governments.

That's it, in a nutshell.

Elby the Beserk said...

Indeed, Idle. Have to say, they never did it to me, and Bono's incessant preaching reminds me too much of Toynbee and Monbiot.

Twats, as some might say...

idle said...

Nor me. I have about 8500 songs on my iPod and none of them are by Bongo and the other eejits.

Thud said...

I met the band early in their career and on subsequent tours they took time out to remember and call me...stirling chaps (and lass)

lilith said...

Which is Nice..., Thud :-)

Never saw Talking Heads but still can't stand still when they are played.

Sadly I did go and see U2, at the Lyceum in the very early 80's. They were crap and I got winded by the mindless moshers (mosh pit at U2????)and wrote them off as talentless wankers.

lilith said...

Idle, you are a man of impeccable taste, style and legs.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Wonderful

Old Holborn said...

OH adores talking heads

Check out Eno/Byrne, Jezebel Spirit

Old Holborn said...

I saw Talking Heads supporting the Ramones at a pub in Croydon in 77 (the Greyhound).

Now THAT was a gig