Chris Frantz's Memoir Explores Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club From The Inside : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN From Talking Heads' first gig opening for The Ramones at CBGB to their last at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Frantz's' book is filled with incredible stories.
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Chris Frantz On World Cafe

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Chris Frantz's Memoir Explores Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club From The Inside

Chris Frantz's Memoir Explores Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club From The Inside

Chris Frantz On World Cafe

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Playlist

  • Talking Heads, "Love/Building On Fire"
  • Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer"
  • Talking Heads, "Take Me To The River"
  • Talking Heads, "Once In A Lifetime"
  • Tom Tom Club, "Genius Of Love"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be The Place (Na├»ve Melody)"

When people ask "who is the greatest American rock band of all time?", the shortlist of answers often includes Talking Heads. The singularly unique band has created so many timeless songs, from the first song they wrote, "Psycho Killer," to "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House." Our guest in this episode, Chis Frantz, was there from the beginning. Along with David Byrne and Tina Weymouth (and later Jerry Harrison), Talking Heads' story is remarkable. Frantz's memoir, Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina, gives you an insider perspective of the history of the bands he founded, plus the story of his relationship with his wife, Tina.

From their first gig opening for the Ramones at CBGB to their last at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Frantz's book is filled with incredible stories. In this session, he shares some of them with the excitement of someone experiencing it for the first time.

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