Top 10 list of live performances on The David Letterman Show #8

We continue looking at the Top 10 best live performance as chosen by Spool Going Round from all the years David Letterman, and his band leader Paul Shaffer, have been on the air. Talking Head are up today at #8.

Talking Heads, much like The Smiths, have all the original members still active and musical, but refuse to mend their differences and give the fans what they want. Whenever a great band like this decides not to tour there is some fans that pull together and play around as a tribute to the band. Chicago has its very own Talking Heads tribute band called This Must Be The Band.

Fun is definitely what will be had when you watch this video from 1983 of Talking Heads doing “I Zimbra” on Letterman. What great rhythm to get you groovin’. Check out David Byrne’s moves. He is like nothing before him. There is a lot of people on stage but how can you take your eyes off him. This is when late night television was far out. The only people up at these hours were the derelicts and beer-bong influenced college kids. No one was watching so let’s be as crazy as we want to be. Who knew they would go on to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

At #8 we have Talking Heads with “I Zimbra.”

Youtube video thanks to gurto


About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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