Friday, March 11, 2011

A Pop At The 80s

Our occasional series of extended 80s classics builds into a magnificent library your whole family will enjoy.

I've had the song stuck in my head all day so, grim world news rendering it inappropriate or no, there was nothing for it but to dig out the old LP and get computerising; and stone me, this is thirty years old.

Wailin' and skankin' to Bob Marley
Reggae's expanding with Sly and Robbie


In the '84 Talking Heads concerts that were filmed for 'Stop Making Sense', the band did this while David Byrne got into his Big Suit.

Ms Weymouth is utterly splendid here. I do like a woman with a bass.

And yes, I would say hello to a little drink, if you're asking.

Tom Tom Club - 'Genius Of Love' (album version) (1981)


  1. Good timing - I've just got to the Heads Fear of Music section in the Eno bio, and tension seems to be simmering..

    Gaye Advert is another fave bassy lady..

  2. Love this song. I played Wordy Rappinghood to my kids a few months ago and they didn't know what to make of it, especially the chorus.

  3. Ah yes, it is good to musically unsettle one's offspring from time to time.

    'Fear Of Music' is my favourite Talking Heads album.

  4. hot damn this is fine mighty fine. I was hoping for more bossa but this'll do nicely. it's made me think of dear old malcolm too and going round the outside

  5. There is something about a lady with a bass. Loved T Heads, TTC good too. Chin chin.

  6. Chin chin backatcha, as I believe the young people say.

    I think as the evenings lighten and the temperatures rise we shall, if preserved, have many more bossas Al, you know me x

  7. Nope, not for me but I will have a light refreshment, if you please.

    Sharin Foo, now there is a female bass player.

    Have a good weekend people

  8. We've run out of tea, I'll have to drink JD.

    Love the bass playing ladies...

  9. Of course, I respect your opinion (sort of) but I'd say Remain In Light was the best Talking Heads LP. In fact, I'd put it in the Top Ten albums of all time. I'll never forget hearing Born Under Punches for the first time.

  10. That's my 2nd best. And I respect your opinion too.

    Haven't had a JD in years, but I want one now.

  11. Veni, vidi, vittles.
    I came, I saw, I had a small glass of Port just to be sociable.

    Been to the rugby down Headingley way. Cold enough to give hypothermia to a cute chubby seal pup in a Raisa Gorbachev hat.

    (Don't Tom Tom Club him to death though).

  12. That's 'tsin tsin', surely dahling.

    I don't like the stop making sense version of this nearly as much as the single but that's a minor quibble.

    Some JD would be lovely but I drank the last I had a fortnight back. There is some gin, though, and some lovely fenteman's tonic.

    wv - gumberk, which is a bit tremendous in an 'insult for a teenager to shout' kind of way even if it's not relevant to the rest of this.

  13. Oh, I love this one. It never gets old.