Freitag, 29. Januar 2016

Funky Friday

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Talking Heads appeared on the late 70s as one of these American New Wave bands that brought us a very new sound. Their first record was very experimental in a way as they were searching for their sound. Songs full of simple figures and rhythm with David Byrne's hypertensive vocals. For their second album they signed Brian Eno as a producer and they slipped more and more into black music - especially Funk. Best example was their version of Al Green's version of Take Me To The River.

A few years later they made the funk in their music perfect. The bass-line on Houses In Motion might be a good example for.

In 1980 Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz started with their side project Tom Tom Club to experiment with some different sounds. Rap, Soul and Rock based on a fundament of Funk. Of course not the music of today but in these times this kind of sound was new and we loved every kind of music that we could dance to.

And even the classic song by The Drifters sounded new and fresh these days.


Anonym hat gesagt…

I was just talking (!!) about Talking Heads last night to someone and mentioning that they made a lot of good music in their time.

The Swede hat gesagt…

Whenever I return to Talking Heads I discover something that I'd never noticed before. A truly great band - and Tom Tom Club weren't bad either!