Not Rated | | Documentary, Music
An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.
Back in the day, when you could hear Talking Heads perform live at CBGB for a five-dollar cover charge and a two-drink minimum, they were considered unusual in the New-Wave community because they did NOT go crazy on stage, did not jump around or dance in the freaky, hyperactive manner David Byrne displays in this movie. They were known for just standing on stage and making excellent music. This reputation enhanced their position as one of the bands for smart new-wavers, diametrically opposite from the dumb-punk bands like the Ramones, the Sex-Pistols, and the Damned.
I've got a tape I want to play.
You can hear the bass of Tina Weymouth doing several slides in the last part of "Genius of Love" meanwhile she is showed dancing and not sliding.
Video release is 12 minutes longer and features three additional songs not included in original theatrical version.
$21,051 (USA) (30 May 1999)
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