Take Me to the River and Stop Making Sense?


 Stop Making Sense 1984

I love, love, love David Byrne and The Talking Heads and can’t believe it’s been 30 years since the release of the concert film “Stop Making Sense.”

Truly revolutionary and the definitive concert movie.  Widely recognized as one of the greatest live concert films of all time.  Directed by Johnathan Demme, it was shot over the course of 3 nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater.  Demme captures the artistic vision of David Byrne and draws in the viewing audience as we watch the performance evolve from Byrne alone on stage with just a boombox singing “Psycho Killer” to the addition of each band member concluding with a get up off your seat party in your theater or living room finale – “Take Me to the River.”

Enjoy a few of my favorite numbers!

Check out the iconic “Big Suit.”

The grand finale!

To mark the occasion, the film is being made available digitally for the first time ever by Palm Pictures, along with a limited theatrical engagement this summer and fall.