Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere (Leaping Ahead #51)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #51: 160220

[A song from the 1980’s (2)]

Written by David Byrne for the 1985 Talking Heads album ‘Little Creatures”, this is what he had to say about the writing of it…

I wanted to write a song that presented a resigned, even joyful look at doom. At our deaths and at the apocalypse – always looming, folks – I think it succeeded. The front bit, the white gospel choir, is kind of tacked on, ‘cos I didn’t think the rest of the song was enough…I mean, it was only two chords. So, out of embarrassment, or shame, I wrote an intro section that had a couple more in it.


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