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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fa Fa Fa Fa, Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Faa


Talking Heads, so normal looking they were deeply odd, hit the pop culture consciousness with this song- Psycho Killer. I've been listening to this song for two and a half decades. It's got multiple vocal hooks, David Byrne's from-the-point-of-view-of-a-serial-killer lyrics, some scratchy, choppy guitar work from Byrne and Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz's no nonsense drumming but really it's all about Tina Weymouth's bass. How come it hasn't been sampled more often?


This version kicks, and is from a 1977 radio session, released on the The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads album. Dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum du dum...



4 comments:

Mondo said...

Talking Heads have nipped in to last two Radio Podrophenias. Velvet Revolver covering Psycho Killer last week (theme:crime and punishment)and Blind this week (theme:down at the Doctors)..

Next week's is names if you fancy pitching in a suggestion

swiss adam said...

Papa Legba (off True Stories) is the only TH song with a name as it's title I can think of. May need to give it some thought.

davyh said...

Say something once, why say it again?

Dubrobots said...

Another with a name as a title is Bill off Naked.