Talking Heads – Blind (US 12″)

When David Byrne had a little bit of a James Brown obsession.

Helped by some fierce remixes by Arthur Baker this was a cutting edge beats for 1988. It appeared on their last album, “Naked.”

From Wiki

“The entire vocal was written improvisationally with those in the control room making suggestions as to which parts worked and David memorizing them on the spot. The only lyric that came from that improvisation was the chorus, in which he sang ‘Blahnd, blahnd, blahnd’

I like the CD and Cassette only album track “Bill” quirky and with Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals, steel guitar by the legendary Eric Weissberg and cello by Arthur Russell. Beautifully quirky.


Sire ‎– 0-20892blindheads

A1 Blind (Extended Remix)
A2 Blind (Deaf, Dub And Blind Mix)
B1 Blind (Vocal Mix)
B2 Blind (Beats)
B3 Bill (Cassette & CD Version)

7 responses

  1. Great stuff! Thanks for this ..; and all you do! Much appreciated!

    1. More than welcome. More good stuff on the way and up to Christmas 😁

  2. Can you repost this and the Gary Numan Sister Surprise 12″? Thanks

    1. MATT remember to put the requests on the post….

      1. Sorry. Not sure why I posted that here. Can you repost this Talking Heads one?

      2. I’ve gone and posted it again!

  3. Thanks and I don’t remember my 12″ having this many tracks. Nice surprise 🙂

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