I’m on a bit of a Byrne/Talking Heads tip at present. After enjoying the film, I’ve discovered this gem of a cover. Nichole sounds less edgy and panicky than David but the beat is no less relentless. She, and the band, sound far more organised than Talking Heads but just as energised. Less haste, more speed I guess. And, it does chime with the sentiment of this current lockdown. It does feel like wartime. In any case, my feet have been shuffling on the kitchen floor ever since, giving me the best exercise I’ve had in months. It does feel like wartime, especially when she changes the place names to somewhere there was a mass shooting, except for Pittsburgh, which Byrne included originally and had its own massacre since.
Anyway, I’ve put together a Spotify list of Talking Heads covers. It refreshed my love for these songs. Enjoy.