Saturday, June 20, 2015

40 Year Itch : That Intuitive Leap

Talking Heads : The Girls Want To Be With The Girls ('75 demo)

    On June 20, 1975 a trio called Talking Heads played their first New York City gig, opening for The Ramones at C.B.G.B's.  Nervous and wide-eyed, David Byrne stood frozen in place as he sang the opening number "The Girls Want To Be With The Girls". 

    For many the focus of attention, though, was Tina Weymouth,  the cute female bass player with the pixie haircut, who seemed to staring at the back of Byrne's head the entire night. Drummer Chris Frantz kept the beat, minimizing the fills and cymbal crashes most rock n roll drummers were doing. Although no set list exists for the show, it is known that the band also played "With Our Love", "I Want to Live", an instrumental Frantz had written called "Atom a Bomba", and of course "Psycho Killer". They played four straight nights as an opening act for The Ramones. 

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