This week’s round-up of headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about R.E.M., Talking Heads, New Order, Magazine, John Peel and Elvis Costello, plus not one but three contests involving Robert Smith, Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.
Tag: Talking Heads
Eagle Rock Entertainment is teasing its upcoming Talking Heads live DVD and Blu-ray — the 18-track ‘Chronology,’ spanning 1975 to 1983 — with this rare, early performance of ‘Psycho Killer,’ filmed at New York club CBGB in 1975. The collection will be released Nov. 21.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we dip back to the late 1970s for this delightful report by ABC newsmagazine ’20/20′ on ‘the current transformation of rock ‘n’ roll — it’s called New Wave rock.’
Eagle Rock Entertainment this fall will release a DVD compiling Talking Heads live performances from across the band’s touring career, an 18-track set called ‘Chronology’ that spans the years 1975 to 1983 — and includes the quartet performing “Life During Wartime” during its brief reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
While neither band has formally announced the trek, The Psychedelic Furs — hot off this summer’s 30th anniversary ‘Talk Talk Talk’ dates — have enlisted New Wave contemporaries Tom Tom Club for what appears to be at least a three-week tour of the United States this fall.
Last night, Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club dropped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in advance of tonight’s concert at Irving Plaza in New York, a show being billed as something of a 30th anniversary celebration for the band.
Twenty eight years ago today, the first of what would turn out to be two multi-day US Festivals — envisioned by their organizer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as ‘Woodstock West’ — opened in blistering 110-degree heat at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino County, Calif.
Crowded House tonight posted video of the band, joined by Neil Finn’s son, Liam Finn, performing Neil Young’s classic ‘Old Man’ in Clearwater, Fla., on Wednesday night as a tribute to longtime Young sideman Ben Keith, who died two days earlier.
Fans at Crowded House’s third-of-three shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last night got a rare treat: David Byrne joined the band during its encore to perform the Talking Heads classics ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Road to Nowhere.’
Today sees the release of the sixth double A-side single from Peter Gabriel’s orchestral covers album ‘Scratch My Back’: his version of the Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’ track ‘Listening Wind,’ backed by David Byrne’s take on ‘I Don’t Remember,’ off Gabriel’s third self-titled album.
Husband-and-wife team/former Talking Heads rhythm section Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth this week announced they’ll take the Tom Tom Club out on the road for the group’s first ‘lengthy’ North American tour in 10 years this fall in support of the forthcoming album ‘Genius of Live.’
Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne turns 58 today, and we mark his birthday with one of his quirkier solo projects: ‘Music for the Knee Plays,’ a 1985 brass-band-and-vocals album Byrne composed for Robert Wilson’s opera ‘the CIVIL warS.’
This week’s new releases include new albums from David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (‘Here Lies Love,’ about Imelda Marcos) and Robyn Hitchcock (‘Propellor Time’), plus expanded reissues from David Bowie, The Colourfield and Squeeze.