10 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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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.

    08 | Tonight Live: Stop Making Sense (and more)

    08 | Tonight Live: Stop Making Sense (and more)

    With a reputation as one of the world’s best live bands, we embark on a detailed illumination of Talking Heads’ live albums, TV profiles and notable concerts. Learn about the inspiration and impact of the greatest concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense, including an insiders perspective from Jon Braun, frontman for Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense, along with details and recordings of the band’s last performances.

    Features:
    Warner Bros Music Show
    South Bank Show
    The name of this band is Talking Heads
    Stop Making Sense (Film, vinyl, CD, reissue DVD/Bluray)
    Interview: Jon Braun, frontman for Start Making Sense

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    07 | Speaking in Tongues

    07 | Speaking in Tongues

    A few years after their critically acclaimed album “Remain in Light”, the band return with their most approachable and radio-friendly record to date, “Speaking in Tongues”. Fuelled by the success of their highest charting single “Burning Down the House” and crowd-pleasers like "Slippery People", "Girlfriend is Better" and “This must be the place” the band drag the reluctant art crowd kicking and screaming into the pop realm. 

    Tracks:
    Burning Down the House (Hero track)
    Making Flippy Floppy
    Girlfriend is Better
    Slippery People
    I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
    Swamp
    Moon Rocks
    Pull up the roots
    This must be the place (Naive Melody)
    Two note Swivel (Unfinished outtake)

     

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    06 | Tom Tom Club (Part 1) with guest Chris Frantz

    06 | Tom Tom Club (Part 1) with guest Chris Frantz

    With Talking Heads on hiatus, Chris Blackwell from Island Records gambles on Chris and Tina's side project Tom Tom Club — a risk that pays off big time. Exploring a selection of tracks from their first three albums "Tom Tom Club", "Close to the bone" and "Boom boom chi boom boom", this is my first look at the side projects of the band members.

    Tracks:
    Wordy Rappinghood
    Genius of Love
    L'Elephant
    Under the Boardwalk (by The Drifters)
    Pleasure of Love
    On the line again
    The man with the 4 way hips
    Suboceana
    Femme Fatale (by The Velvet Underground)
    Born for Love

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    • 42 min
    05 | Remain In Light with guest Chris Frantz

    05 | Remain In Light with guest Chris Frantz

    Featuring special guest Chris Franz, founding member of Talking Heads.

    In their final collaboration with producer and song-writer Brian Eno, Talking Heads carefully sculpt their musical ideas into their most critically acclaimed album. Featuring a deep dive into the hero track "Once In A Lifetime" we breakdown the groove and lyrical inspiration, and learn how it was released to mixed reaction, something that's unthinkable considering it went on to earn it's place among the most iconic songs of the era.

    Tracklist:
    Born Under Punches (The heat goes on)
    Crosseyed and Painless
    The Great Curve
    Once in a Lifetime (Hero track)
    Houses in Motion
    Seen and not seen
    Listening Wind
    The Overload
    Unison (Unfinished outtake)
    Double groove (Unfinished outtake)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Interview | Talking with Chris Frantz about his book "Remain in Love"

    Interview | Talking with Chris Frantz about his book "Remain in Love"

    Chris Frantz, founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, joins me to discuss his life and career in music. In this episode we cover his experience writing his first book, an autobiography called "Remain in Love", and in upcoming episodes I'll be sharing his insights into the seminal Talking Heads album Remain In Light, the full Tom Tom Club discography and he even helps me solve a mystery that is decades in the making.

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    • 12 min
    04 | Fear of Music

    04 | Fear of Music

    On the back of their commercially successful sophomore album, Talking Heads start fresh searching for new inspiration and sounds. The result? The darkly comedic Fear of Music, their second record under the tutelage of producer Brian Eno that resulted in entirely new song-writing methods, and spawned the uber-catchy hit "Life During Wartime".

    Tracklist:
    I Zimbra
    Mind
    Paper
    Cities
    Life During Wartime (Hero track)
    Memories Can't Wait
    Air
    Heaven
    Animals
    Electric Guitar
    Drugs
    Dancing for Money (Unfinished outtake)

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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A fantastic listen. Been waiting for this for 35 years when I started becoming obsessed with the band.

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