Blimp Time-Hop: Talking Heads Burn Down The House At CCCC
36 years ago today, the Talking Heads came to the Civic Center in Portland on their Speaking in Tongues tour. David Byrne brought the BIG SUIT and the funk punk to burn down the house with Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz!
My old friend Rory Hersom was there on August 6, 1983. I was so jealous of him at the beginning of the new school year, because he was wearing a concert t-shirt from this show proudly walking the halls of Cony High, and I was not. It still wicked bugs me today that I wasn’t there! I know I keep telling this story. But geez...friggin’ Rory. Those high school traumas carry on. Let go, Gu. Let go.
Here's what I missed. Ugh. Don't feel too bad for me though, ok? I made it to the David Byrne show at the State Theatre in 2001 and finally got to hear most of these epic songs.
The Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense film is definitely one of our top 5 concert movies of all time. It was released digitally a few years back. Tonight might be a good night for you to stream that suckah. I know I will be!
It opens with David Byrne walking out onstage playing Psycho Killer on acoustic guitar backed by beats on a boombox cassette player.