Former Talking Head chief David Byrne has realized
a grand solo career since he asked himself what a psycho
killer was all about.
So far he fabricated 10 solo albums (2 more than with Talking
Heads), but also collaborative LPs with Brian Eno and St. Vincent.
Three years ago his most recent album American Utopia came out.
I wonder if he already had the plan back then to stage a very successful
Broadway show – mix of poetry, dance, music – in New York City centered
around that album a year later, leading to a recording of the whole show.
It attracted so many accolades and visitors that the show returned and
is currently playing at St. James Theater.
To celebrate the triumphant production he appeared with his dance band, once
again, on American TV a couple of days ago playing/performing an ecstatic version
of I Zimbra, the opening track of the Heads’ astonishing 1979 LP Fear Of Music.
Shake your pelvis, folks…
The full Broadway show…
DAVID BYRNE: Facebook
7 March 2021
AMERICAN UTOPIA (2020)
About: Live recording of a Broadway play with David Byrne
performing – alongside 11 musicians – several songs and
contributions from his long career (Talking Heads/solo work).
Director: Spike Lee/Screenplay by David Byrne
DAVID BYRNE: Website
The play was named after his 10th solo album from 2018
Are you sure about this, David?
(image on top: cover solo LP ‘Grown Backwards)
The film of David Byrne’s triumphant Broadway show American Utopia,
directed by Spike Lee will be on VOD in the UK from December 14 on.
David Byrne about communicating with people, then and now…
David Byrne loves the Pixies…
Watch DAVID BYRNE delivering a feverish version
of classic Talking Heads track ‘Once In A Lifetime’
from their 1980 Remain In Light longplayer on
American TV show Saturday Night Live yesterday.
‘Ladies and gentlemen David Byrne’…
DAVID BYRNE: Facebook / TALKING HEADS: Facebook
Great magazine covers from the past…
New York Rocker
David Byrne is not a loner anymore…
David Byrne about his voice and way of singing…