David Byrne - he's the skinny, elastic former Talking Heads dude - along with St. Vincent, actually Annie Clark of Polyphonic Spree - both are ably assisted by a cool horn section, resulting in an album, "Love This Giant" and it's on 4AD, I think one of Matador's many aliases these days. The two mugs on the album cover clearly look Halloween ready, nearly scary enough to make a freight train take a dirt road, the result is funky, quirky, weird and pretty entertaining - did I say weird - yet somehow alluring. I saw a good one back in '82, the Talking Heads and Black Uhuru at the SB County Bowl - David Byrne will be at the Arlington on Thursday, 11 October, might be fun. All of this reminds me of one of my greatest journalistic foul-ups - I called David Byrne John Byrne, who at the time was the artist on the Fantastic Four or back when I had a serious collection of 73 boxes of Silver Age Marvels. Now I'm sad.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: David Byrne and St. Vincent - Love This Giant
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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