My Favorite Talking Heads Track

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  1. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    My favorite is This Must be the Place (Naive Melody). Burning down the house comes in close second, close to Sugar on my Tongue.

    There are a lot of good covers like the one from Kishi Bashi
     
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I didn't know until now that Johnny Marr played the lead on the song. Pretty obvious now.
     
  3. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    Once in a lifetime... will always be my fave!
     
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  4. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

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    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
    'Once in a lifetime' followed by 'Take Me to the River'.
     
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    "Burning Down the House"
     
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  6. Fasteddie42

    Fasteddie42 Gretschie

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    Sep 18, 2018
    tip of the mitt
    "heaven" always makes be blue.

    I reminds me of a bunch of hard partying friends that I've lost over the years.
     
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  7. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    always an awkward fellow David Byrne
    In his bestselling 2012 book, “How Music Works”, Byrne said he had border-line Asperger's syndrome, an autistic disorder often characterised by above-average intelligence and social awkwardness.



    OP question- Burning Down The House

     
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  8. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

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    Oct 22, 2015
    Psycho Killer, with Take Me to the River 2nd only because it was a cover
     
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  9. David_GS

    David_GS Electromatic

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    Oct 16, 2020
    Toronto
    I haven't seen that video since the 80's, I didn't realize Johnny Marr was right there the whole time!
     
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  10. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

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    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    I love a lot of their music, but the song that most touched me when I saw Stop Making Sense, and the song that I still play, is Heaven.

     
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  11. juks

    juks Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Take me to the river. Sure its a cover, but their version is magic.
     
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  12. Paulie26

    Paulie26 Gretschie

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    Sep 7, 2020
    Ireland
    Great, and original band
     
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  13. kasper50

    kasper50 Electromatic

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    Dec 17, 2020
    Georgia
    Thank you for sending me an Angel (live) from SMS album/movie is my absolute favorite but their are really many
     
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  14. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Life During Wartime

    The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
    I'm getting used to it now

     
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  15. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

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    Oct 2, 2019
    Palm Coast, FL
    Take Me To The River, hands down best ever. I thought after MTV started to make everyone famous, if even as 1 hit wonders, music videos and how weird or entertaining they could be was the focus. Some of the videos were even horrible & the band/song probably was penalized by that. Take Me To The River is about the only song of the Talking Heads I'll even listen to anymore.

     
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  16. kasper50

    kasper50 Electromatic

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    Dec 17, 2020
    Georgia
  17. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    1978-UCLA -anybody here at this show? My buddy Frank Gallagher was FOH for the band for many years. I would help him out at times with staging when we crossed paths. I was tour managing the Dirty Angels who opened this show. So I worked double duty in helping Frank soundcheck the instruments this day. Tina's lil Red Mustang was fun. Chris and Tina super nice folks. Never really talked to David at all.

     
  18. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    This

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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Chris Frantz is the key to this song. Love the drum work. Tina's bass is damn solid. Gotta love Chris' polo shirt too. None of this fancy dress up like the other two.
     
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