Stream Angelique Kidjo’s Full-Album Reinvention of the Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’ (New Music Friday)

Stream Angelique Kidjo’s Full-Album Reinvention of the Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’ (New Music Friday)

With the Talking Heads, David Byrne routinely incorporated inspiration from all types of world music into the band’s material (and, later, with his solo albums). The Remain In Light album, especially, was heavily inspired by African rhythms and music. The legendary Angelique Kidjo took it upon herself to do a faithful re-creation of Remain In […]

Preview Angelique Kidjo’s Re-Imagining of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ LP, Out This Friday

Preview Angelique Kidjo’s Re-Imagining of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ LP, Out This Friday

Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain In Light is a classic, in addition to being one of the more cohesive efforts David Byrne and the band ever recorded — and this Friday, June 8, the album will receive a makeover from Beninese singer/songwriter/activist Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo’s Remain In Light, produced by Jeff Bhasker, features hugely reinvented version […]

David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia’ Tour, Compares Plans to Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’

David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia’ Tour, Compares Plans to Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’

The always-innovative David Byrne recently announced a new solo album, American Utopia, which he previewed with a funky track called “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” The album will be released on March 9. On Tuesday, Byrne revealed some extensive touring plans behind American Utopia, and Talking Heads fans ought to be intrigued: Quite a few months […]

The Lasting Influence of Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ – An Enduring Classic

The Lasting Influence of Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ – An Enduring Classic

The legacy of Talking Heads is one of almost complete and total reverence. The music David Byrne and his band mates created over the course of their career (not to mention in Byrne’s own storied solo career) was unrivaled in terms of authenticity, uniqueness and a refusal to stick to one ‘genre’, so to speak. […]

Flashback: Talking Heads Have an Awkward Time with Dick Clark on ‘American Bandstand’, 1979 (Video)

Flashback: Talking Heads Have an Awkward Time with Dick Clark on ‘American Bandstand’, 1979 (Video)

Way back on March 17, 1979, David Byrne and Talking Heads appeared on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. It was the groundbreaking band’s first television appearance, and things weren’t exactly smooth…or they were, depending on the level of eccentricity you like from Byrne and his band mates. As Open Culture recapped, the Heads’ appearance came […]

Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, More Slated for ‘CBGB’ Film Soundtrack Album

Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, More Slated for ‘CBGB’ Film Soundtrack Album

The upcoming film CBGB, telling the story of the iconic and infamous New York City nightclub, will open in select theaters on October 11th. Three days before, Rhino Records and Omnivore Records will release the accompanying soundtrack album, CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Naturally,  the album will be filled with songs and artists closely tied to the […]

This Three-Year-Old Imitating David Byrne in ‘Stop Making Sense’ on Christmas Will Make You Smile

This Three-Year-Old Imitating David Byrne in ‘Stop Making Sense’ on Christmas Will Make You Smile

Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense is a classic — arguably the pinnacle of what singer/songwriter David Byrne accomplished with the genre-defying band throughout its time together. It’s the sort of record, and band, that warrants appreciation and attention even decades after its members went their separate ways. As the years roll along, […]

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