Thursday, September 21, 2006

Talking Heads: "Girlfriend is Better"

Extracted from Jonathan Demme's acclaimed concert film of Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense" tour, this manic, kinetic but strangely controlled performance of "Girlfriend is Better" must surely rank as one of the most compelling stage routines ever performed.

The star of the show has to be brilliant frontman David Byrne, who, by putting on one of the most hyper-agitated dance acts ever staged and an outstandingly frenetic vocal recital, aptly displays why, back in the day, he was one of the most illustrious showmen in the business. Check it out here.


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