In this election year you deserve at least one night off, one night to ditch the worry and kick up your heels, to dance, to just listen to all of the best music by one of the greatest bands of the late-70s and across the 1980s.
That decade of album releases from Talking Heads was, to my ears, pretty much perfect. They never made a dud. I know you’re supposed to only like the first four unreservedly and from there you are expected to be super-selective but some of the band’s best work was on their last album. Different-sounding band by then, different motives, different music. But fucking great music.
For a while now I’ve wanted to play a DJ set of all Talking Heads music – and of course I’ll be playing so much from those great first four albums. You could line them up, start to finish and be done. Absolutely. But there’s more beyond that great stuff.
So, this time the venue is Meow – the date is Saturday, July 5. There are bands on all night and then at midnight I’ll roll out the music of Talking Heads. My favourites. Your favourites.
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You may find yourself… in a bar in Wellington. Having a damn good fucking time!