14 June 2014

Retro Video Unit (6/13/14)

We're way overdue for a look at Talking Heads in this feature. I was first exposed to the band on a 1979 Saturday Night Live performance that had a profound impact on my musical interests. They were lauded by critics and produced a series of creatively ambitious, boundary-pushing albums from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, but I have often wondered how popular the band would have been if not for MTV.

Millions of kids and teens got their first exposure to the band through the videos for "Burning Down the House" and the other songs from 1983's Speaking in Tongues. But MTV also showed clips from the 1980 album Remain in Light, which for me stands as their greatest achievement. Most people 40 and over will remember this clip, for "Once in a Lifetime." Now, it appears that the original, official music video has not been approved for posting online, so this is the best we've got:

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (1980/ 2013... by MadFranko008

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