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The Friday OT: Talking Heads; Life During Wartime

Reader ‘Chad’ has proven excellent musical taste and sent in this suggestion for The Friday OT. As soon as your humble scribe clicked through it was “ooooh yeaaah”.

‘Stop Making Sense’, the 1983 film directed by Johnathan Demme of Talking Heads in concert, set new standards for the recording of live shows (and arguably it’s still top of the whole pile, even after all these years). This track nails group, set design, director and the flabbergastingly good David Byrne in full flight  and in sync. Thanks Chad, I adored revisiting this clip and hope IKN readers do, too.

UPDATE: Answering a mail here, yes the movie was released in 1984. The concert was recorded in 1983. Best to keep these things straight.

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