David Byrne has issued an apology for not having any women play on his new album – ‘American Utopia’ Does anyone else feel uneasy about that? I see myself as someone who believes in equality for all [that’s a simplified version what I believe, in order to keep this post short] But I wonder can I actually say that when I read about this issue and don’t fully support the ‘solution’? I welcome your views, partly as I am interested in what a mainly white & male blog has to say about a problem that we seem to be right in the middle of [albeit not as much as David Byrne is right now] and also, of course, because it’s not just white males who post here, but also because I believe that this place isn’t just an echo chamber and that I might learn something by asking the question.
I am a little bit obsessed with this track at the moment & thought I should share. It won’t be to every ones taste but I love it!
It has a really David Byrne delivery & that Tina Weymouth-esque bassline is sublime! The Talking Heads influence is being worn quite brazenly but they have done it well!
The rest of the album is pretty good too.