Stop Making Sense [Special Edition]

Stop Making Sense [Special Edition]

by Talking HeadsTalking Heads

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Ten years after they called it quits and 15 years after Jonathan Demme's groundbreaking concert film first ran, this expanded reissue of the original STOP MAKING SENSE soundtrack seems as strange and new as the Heads did back in the dark, Reagan-era day. Minimal but soulful, angular but always fluid and naturally groovy, this is the best white pop band of the new wave era making flippy floppy with a loose and loving sense of intellectual cool Steve Malkmus would kill for. Adding classics like the galloping headrush "Thank You for Sending Me An Angel," the taut, James Brown-goes-dada "Found a Job," and the pricelessly sweet "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)" to an original lineup that included "Once in a Lifetime," "Burning Down the House," and "Psycho Killer," this is a key collector's piece for any fan and an excellent intro for newcomers. (It even features an ace run through the Tom Tom Club's hip-hop classic "Genius of Love"!) You can almost see David Byrne in his size-99 suit, looking like a stockbroker from Neptune as he stood at the edge of the stage wondering, "Well, how did I get here?" Sure, the synth-stylized music's chilly spaciousness and the band's reticence to rock out can seem alienating, but they never claimed to be a party band -- and that geek-chic, loner vibe was always part of the appeal now, wasn't it?

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/1999
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624748922
catalogNumber: 47489
Rank: 353

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Talking Heads   Primary Artist
David Byrne   Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Harrison   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Bernie Worrell   Keyboards
Chris Frantz   Drums,Vocals
Ednah Holt   Background Vocals
Lynn Mabry   Background Vocals
Steve Scales   Percussion
Alex Weir   Guitar,Vocals
Tina Weymouth   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer,Concept,Re-Recording Supervisor
Jerry Harrison   Composer,Re-Recording Supervisor
Talking Heads   Producer
Jonathan Demme   Director,Re-Recording Supervisor
Brian Eno   Composer
Chris Frantz   Composer
Gary Goetzman   Producer,Re-Recording Supervisor
Joel Moss   Engineer
Eric "ET" Thorngren   Engineer
Tina Weymouth   Composer
Mark Wolfson   Engineer
Gary Kurfirst   Executive Producer
Adelle Lutz   Cover Photo
Sandy McLeod   Visual Consultant
Allen Chinowsky   Engineer

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