Weekday Wayback: Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense is a bona fide classic that set the bar ridiculously high for concert films back in 1984 and reigns supreme to this day. With "Psycho Killer" as the opening track, the album kicks things off in away that allows Byrne's zaniness to draw the listener in for a thrilling auditory experience. The star of the show in my opinion is Tina Weymouth, whose syncopated bass drives many of the songs featured on Stop Making Sense. Stunning live versions of fan favorites like "Burning Down the House" and "Take Me to the River" make this a must have for New Wave enthusiasts. The album and concert film get their name from the lyrics "as we get older and stop making sense, you won't find her waiting long," of "Girlfriend is Better" initially from the album Speaking in Tongues, which fittingly finds its home on this track listing here as well. Luckily for us here at Regis, our library's media services department has the film of Stop Making Sense just waiting to be checked out.

Natalie Doggett

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