Friday, December 29, 2006

Talking Heads: The Big Country [1978]

Originally released on "More Songs About Building And Food", I prefer this version off "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads". You can sense the immediate disdain for the suburbs in David Byrne's voice. Look at them eat it; I guess it tastes real good...

I saw Byrne perform the country version of The Big Country as part of his brief set at the 826 New York benefit last August. The disdain was replaced by, what seemed to be, near longing.

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