A new occasional series starts today where I dip into a past musical diary for a little taster of what was happening way back when. We’re going back 35 years to this weekend in 1979…
August 24-26th 1979
It was the band’s second album produced by Brian Eno and their first flirting with African rhythms; a theme lead singer David Byrne and Eno would revisit to great effect when they collaborated on the ground-breaking ‘My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts’ a couple of years later.
Initial copies came in a limited edition textured cover and free 7″ single with live versions of the classic ‘Psycho Killer b/w ‘New Feeling’. Amongst the many guest musicians to feature was Robert Fripp (former guitarist with King Crimson).
Talking Heads would tour the UK to promote the album later in the year, arriving in Hemel Hempstead Pavilion in December. Supported by Factory Records stalwarts A Certain Ratio . It would be my first proper live concert.
Speaking of live music 35 years ago this weekend the following were strutting their stuff on stage at various venues.
Whilst at the Reading Rock Festival the following appeared…
Police/Tourists/The Cure/Motorhead/The Jags/Punishment of Luxury/Doll By Doll and
Wilco Johnson & The Solid Senders.
It just remains for me to wish Wilco a speedy recovery from his recent hospital operation and look forward to seeing him back where he belongs, strutting and strumming vigorously on a stage somewhere. I shall be jumping up and down in a po-go fashion in the front row when he does…
Cheers, the MoL