Posts Tagged ‘Talking Heads’

Saturday Matinee – Android 207, Talking Heads, Tito Larriva, Johnny Nash & Krosfyah

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Android 207 is a fun stop-motion from Carrotkid (Paul Whittington). In 2007, the film received the Best Film, Best Technical and People’s Choice awards at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. I’ve posted it before, and it’s still one of my favorites.

Classic Talking Heads video won “Best Group Video” at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1987. I probably posted it before also – I couldn’t find a live version of …oh wait, just found one.

Tito Larriva plays Radio Head in the movie TRUE Stories (1986). Larriva was a founding member of The Plugz.

Lost another great talent this week. Johnny Nash (1940-2020) was born in Houston, Texas, but moved to Jamaica in 1965, where rocksteady was big and reggae was just beginning to gain in popularity. Video is from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, 1968.

Krosfyah‘s single Pump Me Up (1995) was a hit in Barbados, went gold in Canada. Great Soca.

That’s a wrap, at least for now. See you tomorrow and we’ll mess with stuff.

Saturday Matinee: Swamp Edition – Talking Heads, Ry Cooder, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band & Swamp Dogg

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Talking Heads‘ classic “Swamp” performed at the London Wembley Arena 1982. It was released the following year, creeped me out, and I became a TH fan.

Ry Cooder‘s swamp-rock cover of Elvis’ “All Shook Up” may have been posted here before but so what –  it’s awesome and it fits the theme of this post.

“Now, Amos Moses was a Cajun. He live by hissef in da swamp.”
This is the best cover of Jerry Reed‘s “Amos Moses” I’ve ever heard. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band took it and made it nasty. (This 1976 video is from the German TV show Pop Scop.)

Jerry Williams Jr. aka Swamp Dogg  at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam 10 June 2010. “Synthetic World” has a very cool 60s R&B groove.

That’ll do for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great shopping spree, folks.

Saturday Matinee Roadtrip – Talking Heads, Beat Farmers, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Mitchum & the Winter Bros.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Talking Heads‘ “Road to Nowhere.”

Beat Farmers‘ “Road to Ruin.” These guys were a great bar band.

Steve Earle‘s “Copperhead Road.”

Bruce Stringbean & the E Street Band‘s “Thunder Road,” in 1976.

Roger Mitchum‘s “Ballad of Thunder Road.”

Johnny & Edgar Winter, 2007, with Dylan’s classic “Highway 61 Revisited.”

The cooler’s full, the car’s gassed up, and we’re outta here. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you at the first rest stop after sunup.

Saturday Matinee – Giant Isopods, Claymation, The Swamp, Jolly Boys, Lady Day & Satchmo

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Giant Isopods! Yay! [via]

Sure, it’s amateur Claymation, but it kept my attention for the pure and simple oddness of it all.

Talking Heads were one of the premier punk bands out of CBGB’s, even though the punk genre (gawd I hate that word “genre”) was coopted by others who trashed it and gave it a bad name in the late 70s.

The Jolly Boys sing Amy Winehouse’ “Rehab” [via]. I gotta find out more about these guys.

Let’s see. Got four videos up, and since five is ideal for subliminal reasons, let’s roll one more for the road.

Awesome combination of Lady Day and Satchmo.  Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee: Black Friday the 13th

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Thinly veiled political commentary follows.

Steely Dan was (is?) one of those bands that Bunk enjoyed listening to but never bothered to buy their albums. (Note that the band took it’s name from a stimulus package described by this guy.)

[via here. Related post here.]

Couldn’t find a video of Talking Heads’ “The Swamp” but this’ll do. Hah.

Obama’s congress in action. Watch what happens to the U.S. economy.
[From here via here.]

On a lighter note, Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Saturday Matinee: When Day Breaks

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Cool animation.

Talking Heads:  Wild Wild Life

The Ramones:  Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

Tom Waits:  Downtown Train

And now for our Feature Presentation:
ATTACK OF THE KILLER PARASITES!

[Tip o’ the tarboosh to the entirely bitchin’ Miss Cellanea.]

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