Monday, December 5, 2011

Talking Heads Set To Drop Live Video Compilation

When we first saw the Talking Heads' video compilation announcement appear from David Byrne in our inbox, we were interested, but not riveted.  After all, most of the band's fantastic videos are available on YouTube, and we've got a good feel for what's out there.  Well, in retrospect, we stand corrected:  a closer read reveals something much more interesting.

In short Talking Heads Chronology is a high quality compilation of the band's live performances, from their very earliest days up until their Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2002.  In Byrne's estimation, they were "very much a live band", and as such, this review is a good estimation of their prowess. We never saw them live in concert, but needless to say, we would have loved to, and if this is the closest we get, well, so be it.

Talking Heads Chronology is available now.