Speaking Heads’ Tina Weymouth describes David Byrne as “insecure”


Speaking Heads’ bassist Tina Weymouth has described frontman David Byrne as “insecure” in a collection of essays within the Sunday Occasions.

Alongside drummer and husband Chris Frantz, who launched a memoir titled Stay In Love: Speaking Heads, Tom Tom Membership, Tina in 2020, she opened up about their sophisticated relationship with Byrne.

“I just lately described David Byrne as Trumpian, which didn’t go down nicely with all people,” Weymouth wrote. “What I meant was that, from my expertise, every part with David is transactional – he’ll use you till he has no extra use for you.

“He all the time appeared very insecure about himself and would typically attempt to blame different folks if issues went unsuitable. Chris and I liked him dearly and we did our greatest to miss these disastrous character flaws, but it surely appeared apparent that Speaking Heads wasn’t going to final.”

She continued: “In interviews David all the time says he’s completely satisfied and I’d wish to consider that. But when he’s completely satisfied, why does he refuse to seek advice from Chris and I or Jerry by identify? He calls us ‘folks he used to play with.’ Isn’t that odd? I’ve been across the block just a few occasions and I’ve realized that folks act like animals. Some are doves: lovely and peaceable, like Chris. Sadly some are sly foxes.”

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Elsewhere, Frantz wrote in regards to the final years of Speaking Heads: “The tip of the band [in 1991] was messy and unhappy. David stopped speaking with us. That was one other time when having Tina with me was so useful. We talked in regards to the future. We continued to make music as Tom Tom Membership. And we loved being Mr and Mrs Common Suburban Couple.”

Speaking Heads final reunited on the ceremony of their Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame induction in 2002. Chatting with NME final yr a few potential reunion, Frantz stated: “I did strive it a few occasions and the final time was about 20 years in the past, and after that, David simply stated: ‘I by no means need you to ask me that query once more. I’m not going to deal with that matter.’ It’s a disgrace and it’s what it’s.”

In different information, Speaking Heads‘ Cease Making Sense documentary is returning to cinemas 39 years on from its authentic launch.

The movie, directed by Jonathan Demme, captured the band on the top of their powers in 1983. Cease Making Sense was shot in Hollywood on the Pantages Theater, with the band touring in help of their fifth album, ‘Talking in Tongues’.

As of but, the movie – which is being remastered in 4K – hasn’t obtained a launch date. Nonetheless, there has already been an announcement that alongside the movie, there will probably be a brand new deluxe version of its soundtrack. That is due out on August 18 by way of Rhino Data. You may pre-order the soundtrack as of now from the band’s official web site – right here.


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