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Join host Rodney Gordon for an album by album exploration of Talking Heads, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club and Jerry Harrison. No stone will go unturned as we retrace their path from humble beginnings at New York's infamous CBGB to their induction to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
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“This Must Be Talking Heads,” was launched earlier this year by Australian host Rodney Gordon. Following an introductory episode centered on the band’s debut single “Love -> Building on Fire,” Gordon is now devoting each episode to a subsequent record. The heavily researched episodes are informative and very well-produced, with music cues and archival interviews throughout.
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Below is a list of the major references for the podcast, but if you'd like to confirm anything feel free to contact me.
The Name of this Book is Talking Heads - Krista ReeseTalking Heads: Once in a lifetime: The Stories behind every song - Ian GittinsBicycle Diaries - David ByrneWhat the songs look like: Contemporary Artists interpret Talking HeadsFa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa: The adventures of 'Talking Heads' in the 20th Century - David BowmanHow Music Works - David ByrneOn some faraway beach: The life and times of Brian EnoSong and Circumstance: The Work of David Byrne from Talking Heads to the Present - Sytze SteenstraTalking Heads' Fear of Music (33⅓) - Jonathan LethemTalking Heads - Jerome DavisTalking Heads: In conversation with David Byrne and Tina Weymouth - Ryan Birdland
Audio & Videos
Talking Heads - South Bank Show (1979)David Byrne Talking About His Writing Process on NPR (1984)David Byrne Interview w. Dave Fanning (1988)Stop Making Sense DVD Commentary Track (1999)In the wings - Rattlebag interview with David Byrne (2004)Talking Heads Chronology DVD Commentary Track (2012)Tom Tom Club: A life in music (2014)Talking Heads - The J Files (2017)David Byrne - Desert Island Discs (2018)WTF - David Byrne (2018)Synth Sounds of Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (2018)Chris Frantz on The Bob Sefsetz Podcast (2020)
... and countless web articles, podcasts, forum posts, reviews, interviews and press materials.