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Bass Players to Know: Tina Weymouth
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players to Know: Tina Weymouth

This “Bass Players To Know” column focuses on one of Ryan’s personal favorites: Tina Weymouth. Tina’s bass parts make for records that have withstood the test of time.

Talking Heads: Psycho Killer, Live 1978
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Talking Heads: Psycho Killer, Live 1978

This video popped up in my Facebook feed, and it brought back some great memories. Back in 1978, the Talking Heads performed on the British television music show “Old Grey Whistle Test.” Here’s the clip of “Psycho Killer” from that broadcast, with Tina Weymouth holding it down.

Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980
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Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

I recently came across a great full-length concert video of the Talking Heads and it got me moving. Taken from their November 1980 performance the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the band is in rare form with Tina Weymouth sharing bass duties with Busta “Cherry” Jones. Other members of the touring band include soon-to-be King Crimson member Adrian Belew...

Talking Heads: Heaven, Live
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Talking Heads: Heaven, Live

I’m going to warn you… if you grew up in the 80’s, this story will probably make you feel old. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December, 1983, the footage captures the band during their tour in support of Speaking in...

Tom Tom Club Releases “Downtown Rockers”
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Tom Tom Club Releases “Downtown Rockers”

Tom Tom Club has returned with their first new material in 12 years, entitled Downtown Rockers. Founded by the husband-wife team of bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz, the Talking Heads shoot-off group’s latest offering stays true to their quirky, danceable style while paying homage to the music scene of downtown New York in the ’70s. “The reason why...

Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love
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Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love

I’ve been hooked on listening to Tom Tom Club lately, after the news of their new album coming out this month. A splinter group of The Talking Heads, the band was formed by bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz in 1981. “Genius of Love” is not only a huge hit for them, but its hypnotic groove has also been...

Tom Tom Club to Release First New Material in 12 Years
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Tom Tom Club to Release First New Material in 12 Years

New Wave band Tom Tom Club has announced Downtown Rockers, their first new release in 12 years. Available digitally on September 4th with a vinyl edition coming September 11th, the EP will pay homage to now defunct nightclub CBGB, where the musicians got their start. “It was our incubator,” bassist/vocalist Tina Weymouth told Rolling Stone. “It was very intimidating to...