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on 2 May 2000
Taking the happy Latin rhythms of "Rei Momo" and the pop inventiveness of his Talking Heads days, David Byrne finds the perfect balance between the two and crafts the record that "Naked" should have been. The horns and congas still pop up throughout the tracks, but the rock guitar gets brought back to the front of the mix. The first single, "She's Mad," masterfully sets the menacing feel of "Burning Down The House" next to Mapeyé, and the chorus on "Something Ain't Right" recalls the group sing-along on "Road To Nowhere." Byrne's singing and lyrics on "Girls On My Mind" and "Hanging Upside Down" harken back to the playfulness of classics like "Stay Up Late" and "Wild Wild Life." The band features ex-Meters bassist George Porter Jr., world jazz percussionist Café, horn man Steve Sacks, trumpeter/arranger Angel Fernandez, and background vocalists Nona Hendryx, Dolette McDonald, and Nicky Holland. Tropicália legend Tom Zé even adds some sounds on the third track. This album contains some of Byrne's catchiest post-Heads material, drawing from (but not overdosing on) his world music interests while keeping it in the realm of the clever pop he became known for. This disc is a fine sampler of the various styles of David's solo work, and will prove an easy transition for Talking Heads fans.
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on 6 May 2001
This is without doubt David Byrne at his best,great lyrics,quirky yet interesting music and songs that stay in your head. Put it on after a stressful day and you`ll soon chill out!
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on 1 May 2011
I had this album years ago but not on CD, so bought it to get it on my ipod. This was a real mix of latin and comtemporary music at the time and it took a while to grow. However. Byrne has written some great tunes here with a touch of humour and there is a general feel-good atmosphere about the album. Listening again to it after many years, I really enjoyed and apppreciated the latin rhythms and well-crafted tunes and have played it a few times since. For those LCD Soundsystem fans amongst you that have a hole after their demise, you could do worse than check out some of Byrne's work with Talking Heads, as some of Murphy's rambling rants over percussion heavy pop really remind me of the Heads in their heyday. As for this album, some novelty and originality in style and content (check out the lyrics for 'Now I'm Your Mom') and one of Byrne's more accessible earlier solo albums. If a latin-skewed style is not your thing, then don't bother.
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on 2 July 2014
The man in charge of Talking Heads can still do it solo, an album for all
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on 14 November 2015
prompt delivery. excellent product - thankyou
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on 25 November 2013
Love him, went to Birmingham to see him...groovy baby!! Next time please come to Manchester, preferably The Apollo or The Ritz!!
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on 4 March 2013
Simply outstanding album! Love it!! It was playing in my car and in my house all summer long. Never get tired of it.
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on 29 October 2014
OK.....
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