Friday, September 03, 2004

David Byrne: Bold as Love

From the Denver Post:

[David] Byrne's touring with an ensemble "heavy on the percussion and heavy on the lovely, sensuous stringy sounds."

"I'm pushing it as far as I can go," he said. "A lot of people don't know what to expect. They ask, 'Does this mean that David Byrne is doing Muzak versions of his own songs?' It's not really that. It's pretty out there, but it also sounds really beautiful."

One of the recent challenges is a cover he and his band are working out. He was sure they would have it down by Colorado, so fans in Denver, Boulder and Aspen should keep their ears open to hear the former Head tackling Hendrix.

"We're working on a pretty obscure Hendrix song that I think is going to be beautiful, but it's really tough."
I really like David Byrne's attitude about music. It seems like he can find good in just about anything, and he doesn't care what people might think. Or so it appears to me. It's pretty bold covering Jimi Hendrix, after all.

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