NEM#132: Chris Frantz Looks Back on Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club

On the publication of his memoir, Remain in Love, Chris and your host Mark Linsenmayer discuss “Psycho Killer” and “Warning Signs” by Talking Heads from Talking Heads ’77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978), plus “Bamboo Town” and “Who Feelin’ It?” by Tom Tom Club from Close to the Bone (1983) and The Good the Bad and the Funky (2000). We conclude with the title track to Tom Tom Club’s Downtown Rockers (2012). Plus, Tina Weymouth jumps in at one point! For more see

Watch Talking Heads live in 1980Here they are performing in 2002 at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. The big Tom Tom Club song was “Genius of Love.” Listen to the “Who Feelin’ It” American Psycho remixListen to the full 1977 version of “Psycho Killer.”

Here’s another recent interview with ChrisChris and Tina together gave a lecture in 2014Watch a Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame video about Tina.

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  1. Great episode! “Stop Making Sense” has been in heavy rotation in our house since the lockdown. I’ve always thought of The Talking Heads as David Byrne’s band and it’s really interesting to hear more about Chris and TIna.

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