5 Oct

“Musically, we’re just miles apart”. That’s a quote from David Byrne, talking about his former bandmates in the Talking Heads. Not the ugliest break-up in music history, it is marked with some odd moments. In 1991, the Talking Heads came together in a reunion of sorts for the song “Sax and Violins” for the soundtrack of the movie “Until the End of the World”. Then the video comes out and there’s David Bryne and Jerry Harrison. Where’s Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth? Some even wonder if they even appeared on the song. And then it gets uglier a year later when the band got back together with Byrne as The Heads and named their album “No Talking, Just Head”. They may have reunited for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but there is a lot of bad blood there.

To quote Weymoth- “(David Bryne is) a man incapable of returning friendship”. Ouch.

But I have to say that the Heads album had some rocking stuff on it. It’s a direction that they would never had gone to with Byrne at the helm. But with Johnette Napolitano (who did the Heads tour), they rocked out.

Song 693- “Damage I’ve Done” by The Heads f/ Johnette Napolitano


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