Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday Ten Trivia - Talking Heads

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This week’s Ten showcases Talking Heads, arguably the most influential of any artsy post-punk American band.


Where did David Byrne and Chris Frantz meet?

Who did Talking Heads tour Europe with before the release of their first album?

What did XTC's Andy Partridge say of the band after seeing them on that tour?

What band performed Talking Heads’ entire Remain In Light album at their 10-31-96 concert in Atlanta?

Who produced Remain In Light?

Which B-52s album did David Byrne produce?

What Georgia folk artist was commissioned to paint the cover of 1985’s Little Creatures?

What former member of La Belle served as a Talking Heads vocalist?

Who choreographed the video for Once In A Lifetime?

TRUE or FALSE? The footage for Stop Making Sense was culled from several different shows.
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8 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

It would have to be Phish that did the Halloween show.

When you were here, did I happen to show you that DVD of the heads with Belew?

O' Tim said...

You are correct, sir. Bonus question - what was the costume I wore?

No, I don't recall that DVD. Where and when was the show?

Natsthename said...

I know one of them...Brian Eno..Brian Eno...produced Remain In Light. (Just about my favorite Heads album, what with Robert Palmer, Nona Hendryx, and Adrian Belew making appearances...and Crosseyed And Painless and Once In A Lifetime making me dance in my seat!) Oh wait. Is Nona the LaBelle member you refer to?

I'm sticking with the debut album as my favorite of theirs, though. They really hammered the New Wave sound home to me.

Joe the Troll said...

Yew prolly dressed as a YANKEE.

I'll have to look up the specifics when I get home.

Cheezy said...

I knew the Brian Eno (legend!) question... but none of the others :-(

Natsthename said...

A Yankee? Like the baseball playin' Yankees (BOOOO!) or the pilgrim Yankees?

If it's the baseball team, I'll have to be a psycho killer...fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa. RUN AWAAAAAAY.

Pardon that. I'm completely mental!

O' Tim said...

No Yankee, baseball or otherwise. I was a shemale, NOT in the sexual sense. I had very long hair and a beard, so I trimmed half my head and face and sewed half a dress to half a men's shirt. If I can find the pics I'll post 'em up on my Flickr.

nat - you got Eno AND Nona!

RIL is definitely my fave TH album. It broke ground for African rhythms in white folk pop. Houses In Motion is probably my favorite track on it.

Cheezy - I kinda had the impression this would be right up your alley.

O' Tim said...

Not Answered:

Where did David Byrne and Chris Frantz meet? Rhode Island School of Design

Who did Talking Heads tour Europe with before the release of their first album? The Ramones

What did XTC's Andy Partridge say of the band after seeing them on that tour? "They bored the shit out of me."

Which B-52s album did David Byrne produce? Mesopotamia

What Georgia folk artist was commissioned to paint the cover of 1985’s Little Creatures? Howard Finster

Who choreographed the video for Once In A Lifetime? Toni Basil

TRUE or FALSE? The footage for Stop Making Sense was culled from several different shows. TRUE
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