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From 1997. Sound quality on the video could be better I guess, but it’s still a cracking track.
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Fantastic track from the almost unnoticed ‘Feelings’ album.
There is also a rather good version on Thievery Corporation’s ‘Abductions and Reconstructions’
November 22nd, 2008 | 9:26amby Pisces Iscariot
Byrne is absolutely amazing. Feelings is one of the finest albums of the 1990s and yet it would feature quite low on my list of the best things he’s done. His last solo record, Grown Backwards is just incredible and I love the new collaboration with Eno. Really looking forward to the European leg of his current tour.
He reminds me a little bit of Julian Cope (another towering artist who makes most musicians look very ordinary indeed). Clearly the sound they make is very different — Byrne taking his influences mostly from South America while Cope has looked more towards Europe (though obviously neither can be so easily pigeon-holed). But they both started by fronting bands at roughly the same time, and since then have had long worthy solo careers that incorporated both mainstream pop music and deeply weird experimentation (again, you could hardly compare the sound of Cope’s Odin with Byrne’s Your Action World, but it’s safe to say neither record was inspired by the lure of dollar signs). Add to that a certain similarity in political philosophy (similarity, not identity) plus important work outside music (Cope’s modern antiquarianism and Byrne’s conceptual art and film-work) and you can see they beat a smiliar path.
Though, as I say, that’s not to say if you enjoy the music of one, you’ll also dig the other.
Also from Byrne, I like this short little film, though sadly it’s been clipped by whoever put it onto YouTube. You have to imagine it starting with the janitor walking around the Self-Storage facility for about a minute and a half trying to locate the source of the sound…
November 22nd, 2008 | 2:07pmby Jim Bliss
Agree 100% Jim – am also a big fan of Julie – saw him in Glasgow early nineties(Jehovakill) played for 3 hours+…. it was a blast.
Saw David Byrne in Edinburgh 2004 – brilliant! Have tickets to see him again in London next year.
November 23rd, 2008 | 11:12amby Pisces Iscariot
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