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perswig

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Jun 13, 2018 - 06:41pm PT
Heard about Houston...

Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2018 - 06:51pm PT
I always thought Burning Down the House was the Divorce song.

Burning Down the House? You shouldn't be thinking thoughts like that Dingus!

What? I always thought they were sort of nonsense lyrics but you guys got me wondering so I checked. From Wikipedia:

"Burning Down the House" is a new wave[1] and funk[2] song. "This song started from a jam," says bassist Tina Weymouth in the liner notes of Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads. "Chris [Frantz, drummer] had just been to see Parliament-Funkadelic in its full glory at Madison Square Garden, and he was really hyped. During the jam, he kept yelling 'Burn down the house!' which was a P-Funk audience chant, and David [Byrne] dug the line, changing it to the finished version, 'Burning down the house'." (Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic joined Talking Heads' live incarnation.)

The initial lyrics were considerably different, however. In an interview on NPR's "All Things Considered" aired on December 2, 1984, David Byrne played excerpts of early worktapes showing how the song had evolved from an instrumental jam by Weymouth and Frantz. Once the whole band had reworked the groove into something resembling the final recording, Byrne began chanting and singing nonsense syllables over the music until he arrived at phrasing that fit with the rhythms—a technique influenced by former Talking Heads producer Brian Eno: "and then I [would] just write words to fit that phrasing... I'd have loads and loads of phrases collected that I thought thematically had something to do with one another, and I'd pick from those."

Pretty funny.

DMT
zBrown

Ice climber
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:14pm PT


Don Paul

Social climber
Denver CO
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jun 14, 2018 - 07:12pm PT



Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 14, 2018 - 10:09pm PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 19, 2018 - 07:52am PT
Try this
https://youtu.be/qR8jgFGmqvU


Talking heads acknowledge a lot of African musical influences, so she recorded her own take on the Remain in Light album, an African pop(?) album

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/angelique-kidjo-remain-in-light/
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2018 - 08:00am PT
That was EXCELLENT, Jaybro. Perfect start to the day, last sips of first cuppa. Now I rebrew and get to work!

Thanks
DMT
zardoz

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 19, 2018 - 08:21am PT

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:37am PT
On tour now*! Playing in Boston soon, hope to be there.

Just David Byrne solo. The last time they played together was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. They officially broke up in 1991. Glad I saw them on their Stop Making Sense tour, although I regret dropping acid for that one. It didn't really enhance the concert at all. Ha ha. The Demme film was better than actually being there.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jun 19, 2018 - 08:26am PT
Jaybro glad you ran across Angelique Kidjo. You know she's playing at Red Butte Gardens in SLC on Aug 10?

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 19, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Hmmm, I’d love to hear her in person! I can just imagine the energy!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jun 22, 2018 - 09:19pm PT
LB4USC

Trad climber
Long Beach
Jun 23, 2018 - 06:59am PT
And There She Was. :-)
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jun 23, 2018 - 07:40am PT
Another one from "Remain in Light"

I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living

Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jun 23, 2018 - 02:37pm PT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jun 23, 2018 - 09:30pm PT
Here’s one of the best old books I have ever bought when new. There are 120 examples of Talking Heads songs expressed within !
Here’s a few...

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
Psilocyborg

climber
Jun 23, 2018 - 09:46pm PT




Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jun 24, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
I’ve never been a phish fan, but a friend took me to that Halloween Remain In Light show and it was pretty cool. Main reason being that the rhythmic nature of the T Heads songs kept the noodle-wank in check and they stayed on the beat.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Jun 24, 2018 - 07:32pm PT

One for the trumpies
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