My 50 Favorite Albums (continued)

My friend Mark Leavitt has been urging me to include the great film soundtrack to The Talking Head’s Stop Making Sense in my Top 50.  That was a great concert film, possibly the second best concert film after The Last Waltz, which is in my Top 50.  The start to Stop Making Sense is simply brilliant theater and I never tire of seeing it.

But when it comes to the Talking Heads, there are a bunch of studio albums to consider.  The debut record, 77, is fantastic. Remain In Light and Speaking In Tongues are also truly great records.  And the rest of their records aren’t too shabby either.

Speaking_in_tonguesMy pesonal favorite by a long shot is Speaking In Tongues

It reminds me of the time when the Gotham Gal and I moved to New York City in the summer of 1983. 

This was the soundtrack of our first real home and David Byrne’s best song of all time, This Must Be The Place, was the theme song for that apartment.

So tonight David Byrne makes to top 50.