David Byrne -- singer, author, filmmaker and record-label president -- is celebrated for many things, not the least of which is his own music. From the earliest days of his group the Talking Heads, bobbing up and down onstage at CBGB in 1975, to his solo projects of more recent years, Byrne's songs continually have dealt with the twin themes of the alienating effects of pop culture and the resulting difficulty in finding a true sense of community. Along the way much has been made of his singularly homespun intellectualism, artfully intertwined with his pioneering fusion of African source elements into the Talking Heads' own spiky take on new wave. Call it the... More >>>
By Danny Clinch
David Byrne: "Sometimes I'll hear something I like on the radio, and somebody will point out, ¨That's you! That's from Stop Making Sense!' I won't even recognize it."