My love of David Byrne and Talking Heads goes way back. There will be more on Talking Heads later, but a little back story here is important. It was Stop Making Sense that made me pay close attention, in particular David and his huge suit! He (and the band) almost crawled out of the television and pulled you into their eclectic mix of funk and rock with a hypnotic percussion.
Byrne is a true artist, working on varying types of at over the years. Almost every style or genre of music has been covered, he has famously worked with the wonderful Brian Eno on some early ambient music, dabbled in Latin American beats and in later years worked on Art installations, written, and been a keen supporter of Bicycle culture amongst many other things. He is one of my 'idols'.
I grant it his solo stuff can be hit and miss, and is not for everyone. I do enjoy most of it, but of course nothing can compare to Talking Heads - that special mix of four people over that period of time is pretty amazing.
His blog or journal is worth reading: http://journal.davidbyrne.com/
And here is a link back to my blog about seeing him in concert a few years back - one of the best concerts I have ever been to!
TRACK FIVE: Cowboy Mambo
First up, it's a cool title, and then as you will find, a cool and very infectious song...you can't not move or tap a toe to this little gem!