I recorded a show dedicated to his work some ten years ago but that has been lost to the internet mists of time. I wanted to listen back to it and couldn’t and thought “ah, I’ll do it again” and so here it is, just 48 hours after I went along to see the latest incarnation of Byrne’s band perform the American Utopia tour.
His Talking Heads stuff is familiar to everyone with an ear for listening; the solo stuff opens up all possibilities for those who want to hear more. His Luaka Bop label has given Alice Coltrane and William Onyeabor (and many more) a new audience. His live performances have to be witnessed: breathtaking, exciting and spellbinding.
I’ve loved his work for a lifetime; hope you will too.