I thought I had come to the end of ideas for my Friday Dance Off Songs. Then I saw the Talking Heads on YouTube and thought to myself, that I remembered liking some of their songs…
DEAR GOD! How could I have forgotten how fucking brilliant these songs were?!
This song is called The Great Curve and it’s from the Talking Heads Remain in Light Album, that came out in 1980.
Funny thing is, I saw the Talking Heads in 1979, when Randy’s band, The Necessaries, opened for them. If this album came out in 1980, they were probably playing these songs at that 1979 concert and I don’t remember it at all!
What I do remember is Todd and I dancing to this song, in LA. It is so “House” or “Trance” and this song existed before those words were even used/invented.
Hit the Play button, turn the volume up, and DANCE!