TALKING HEADS With Their Famous Cover Of AL GREEN’s ‘Take Me To The River’


They were just brilliant from day one
Great albums, a truck load full of ace tracks
Always looking for new sounds & directions
pushed by eccentric frontman David Byrne
Even when they covered soul legend Al Green‘s
‘Take Me To The River‘ they did it their grand way
and turned it into a hell of a groovin’ monster
with a little help here from some funky friends
at Passiac, New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre in 1980…

Their studio version was on 1978 album More Songs About Buildings and Food….


Don’t go away yet, here’s Al Green himself with
the original on a swinging 1975 TV performance…

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