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I have a theory that you can listen to the music of Talking Heads and actually figure out how to live your life.
Exhibit A, "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)":
Exhibit B, "Life During Wartime":
Exhibit C, "Road To Nowhere":
Tim, do you have an opinion about the best available version of Life During Wartime? I'm not sure I've ever seen this YouTube version in mp3 or on a CD; the live version I own isn't as good as the studio take.\-\/\/
Hi, Howard!This is from Stop Making Sense, and this take is on that CD -- I recommend the re-released Special Edition, where the sound and mix are better -- although none of the CD versions seem to capture the background vocals and low end as well as even this tinny YouTube video of the movie.I like this version because it's just a little more dynamic than the one on Fear of Music. Also, the band included this live version of this song and "Girlfriend Is Better" on the best-of comp Sand In the Vaseline, which suggests that they consider this to be the definitive version of the song.The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads is, I think, generally a bit better than Stop Making Sense, but not on this track, at all. I'm assuming that's the other live version you're talking about.
Thanks.I knew I had Sand In the Vasaline somewhere, and after your note I dug around and found the CDs. Reminds me how much harder it was to keep track of music in the pre-mp3 age.My old CDs are cataloged the way they resided in an old Sony 400-disc changer, with the list later alphabetized independently of location. Talking Heads falls between Sibelus Symphony No. 2 and Art Tatum.O.S. I don't seem to have an email address for you, if you don't mind.\-\/\/
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