16 episodes

Come on an album by album exploration of Talking Heads, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club and Jerry Harrison. No stone will go unturned as we retrace their path from humble beginnings at New York's infamous CBGB to their induction to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

This must be Talking Heads — A song by song, album by album look at their music Rodney Gordon

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    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

Come on an album by album exploration of Talking Heads, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club and Jerry Harrison. No stone will go unturned as we retrace their path from humble beginnings at New York's infamous CBGB to their induction to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

    13 | Tom Tom Club (part 2) with guest Chris Frantz

    13 | Tom Tom Club (part 2) with guest Chris Frantz

    Featuring special guest Chris Frantz, founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club.

    With Talking Heads on permanent hiatus, Tom Tom Club becomes the default vehicle for Chris and Tina's music. Hear exclusive insights into their sounds and influences from their albums "Dark Sneak Love Action", "The good, the bad, and the funky", "Downtown Rockers"  and much more - including a few surprise side-projects.

    Tracklist:


    Sunshine and Ecstasy
    You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate cover)
    Who feelin' it?
    Love to love you baby (Donna Summer cover)
    Happiness can't buy money
    19-2000 (Gorillaz)
    Il Est Ne / Christmas in the Club
    Downtown Rockers
    Incognito (Chris und Tina)
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    • 31 min
    Special | Talking Heads x Primus (Interview with Primus Tracks)

    Special | Talking Heads x Primus (Interview with Primus Tracks)

    Well this is something different! Instead of your usual programming, I offer my discussion with Josh and Frankie from the fabulous Primus Tracks podcast where we deep dive into the Talking Heads influence on the early Primate/Primus sound. You don't need to know anything about either band to enjoy this, but knowing a little might help. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    12 | Naked

    12 | Naked

    What did it take for Talking Heads to regroup for another album, after indulging David's personal vision for a number of years? With the release of Naked we reach a milestone in the band's history - their final album - and investigate how the world, and the band themselves, have changed along the way. And get a glimpse of what still lies ahead.

    Tracklist:


    Blind
    Mr Jones
    Totally Nude
    Ruby Dear
    Hero track: (Nothing but) Flowers
    The Democratic Circus
    The Facts of Life
    Mommy Daddy You and I
    Big Daddy
    Bill
    Cool Water
    Bonus tracks: Sax and Violins
    In Asking Land
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    11 | True Stories

    11 | True Stories

    "It's like 60 Minutes on acid." With a film, book, soundtrack and studio album all related to the one project, True Stories is far more than just another Talking Heads record. Sure it delivers MTV favourites like "Wild Wild Life", but are all the songs really based on Tabloid news stories?

    Tracks: 


    Love For Sale
    Puzzlin' Evidence
    Hey Now
    Papa Legba
    Wild Wild Life (Hero Track)
    Radio Head
    Dream Operator
    People Like Us
    City of Dreams
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    10 | Modern Lovers & Casual Gods with guest Jerry Harrison

    10 | Modern Lovers & Casual Gods with guest Jerry Harrison

    How did Jerry Harrison end up recording his smash hit “Rev it up” in a bomb shelter? Which song has a connection to a Presidential candidate? To find out, I’m joined by none other than Jerry himself for an in-depth career retrospective. Covering five decades we reflect on the birth of punk music with the Modern Lovers, to his groundbreaking solo albums like “The Red and The Black” and “Casual Gods”, to his turn as producer extraordinaire. And everything in between… and I mean everything. 

    Tracks: 


    Roadrunner
    She cracked
    Hospital
    Lady Stiletto
    Here comes that girl again
    Things fall apart
    Slink
    Fast Karma/No questions
    Five minutes
    Rev it up
    Man with a gun
    Perfect lie
    Flying under the radar
    Kickstart
    I cry for Iran
    Confess
    Cowboy’s gotta go
    This lover’s lane is very narrow
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    09 | Little Creatures with guest Jerry Harrison

    09 | Little Creatures with guest Jerry Harrison

    Featuring Modern Lover, Talking Head and Casual God himself... Jerry Harrison.

    Capitalising on the success of Stop Making Sense, the band release their best-selling album Little Creatures which features their smash hits "And she was", "Lady don't mind" and this album's hero track "Road to nowhere". In this episode Jerry discusses what he's been up to lately and shares some insights about the recording of Little Creatures, then in the following episode we'll dive deep into his work as a solo artist and producer.

    Tracks:


    And she was
    Give me back my name
    Creatures of love
    Lady don't mind
    Perfect world
    Stay up late
    Walk it down
    Television man
    Road to nowhere (Hero track)
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Wawazat71 ,

Recommended for all fans

Well researched and fun presentation. Thanks Rodney well done mate

Dan The Critical ,

Superb

Rodney puts so much effort into his research, and evidently has a tremendous depth of love for the band. The result is a superbly crafted and heartfelt exploration of Talking Heads. A band I’ve followed for many decades and that still gets high rotation in my house and yet I still learn so much from every episode. If you have any interest in Talking Heads at all this podcast couldn’t be more highly recommended.

Lunamonkey83 ,

Fantastic!

A great in depth look at one of my favourite bands. Great work!

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