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Take Me To The River
Talking Heads — New Wave at the Bandshell (1980)
((( the guy in the oversized suit )))


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Talking Heads
1978 More Songs About Buildings and Food

For many who saw it, the Talking Heads show at the bandshell, was one of UF’s finest. Like everyone who listened to college radio (THE PIPELINE), we, in Gainesville, had heard of David Byrne and his oversized suit. When they came to play UF, it was part of the Talking Heads first World Tour, on which they had invited a number of World-class musicians to fill out the band: BERNIE WORRELL, NONA HENDRYX, ADRIAN BELEW. Primarily visual artists, Byrne and the others were students at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISDI) when they moved to New York City, and staked their musical claim at CBGB, the darkest, dirtiest club, and most notorius club in Downtown Manhattan.

PARADISE GARAGE  DJ LARRY LEVAN BERNARD FOWLER BEAT STREET  THE ROXY (NYC)  DAVID MANCUSO THE LOFT STUDIO 54 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

1970 — “by invitation only” parties in New York City. Later known, collectively, as “The Loft.” The first “Loft” party (1970) was called “Love Saves The Day.”

CBGB (FILM)

The Ramones — 

Blondie — Debbie Harry

Iggy Pop

Patti Smith

Television — 

Velvet Underground

The Police — 

The Clash — Too Big To Play? (Rock the Casbah)

King Missile — The World would have to End without Willie

1989 — Bill Hicks

In 1967, Smith left Glassboro State College, and moved to Manhattan, New York City, where she began working at a bookstore with friend and poet Janet Hamill. There she met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, with whom she began an intense romantic relationship, which was tumultuous as the pair struggled with poverty and Mapplethorpe’s sexuality. Smith used Mapplethorpe’s photographs of her as covers for her albums, and she wrote essays for several of his books, including his posthumous Flowers, at his request. The two remained friends until Mapplethorpe’s death in 1989.[20]

Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be among the most influential and important people in her life. She calls him “the artist of my life” in her book Just Kids, which tells the story of their relationship. Her book and album The Coral Sea is an homage to Mapplethorpe.

In 1969, Smith went to Paris with her sister, and made a street living, busking and doing performance art, and poetry reading. (ANI DIFRANCO) When Smith returned to Manhattan, she lived at the Hotel Chelsea with Mapplethorpe. They frequented Max’s Kansas City on Park Avenue, and Smith provided the spoken word soundtrack for Sandy Daley’s art film Robert Having His Nipple Pierced, starring Mapplethorpe. The same year, Smith appeared with Jayne County in Jackie Curtis‘s play Femme Fatale. She also starred in Anthony Ingrassia‘s play Island. As a member of the Poetry Project, she spent the early 1970s painting, writing, and performing. (BERNARD LOST POETS)

Television — 

King Missile were among the regulars on the CBGBs stage.

(LIVING COLOUR)

played by the Talking Heads. David Byrnewas still in his big-suit phase, when the band was just breaking out of Downtown New York City, after making an early name for themselves at CBGBs. Gainesville was a stop on their first international tour. All along, the shows featured different musicians invited to play in different cities. In Gainesville, at The Bandshell, it was keyboardist Bernie Worrell who joined the band, and the result was fantastic. No surprise, considering Worrell was a long-time collaborator with George Clinton, and a member of Funkadelic and  Parliament-Funkadelic.

 The above (((video))), was recorded in Rome, Italy, on the same 1980 International Tour that came to Gainesville. The European leg of the tour featured Adrian Belew, much different than Worrell, but equally interesting, experimental, and free thinking as he often pounds and shakes his guitar as if it a drum, more than a finely tuned, electric instrument. When the Talking Heads asked him to play, Belew was a member of King Crimson ‘s , with Robert Fripp,  Tony Levin, and Bill Bruford. Sitting atop the Talking Heads Ad is an anonymous, bootleg recording of the Gainesville show at the Bandshell, featuring Worrell.

The PretendersChrissie Hynde (NPR INTERVIEW)

g GAINESVILLE (UF) MUSIC
1970s
1970Bitches Brew
1971
1972
1973
1974 — 
1975
1976


1977Voyager
THE GOLDEN RECORD
The Sounds Of Earth
Carl Sagan
Voyager’s Return
PLANETARY SLALOM
Pluto
Neptune
Uranus
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Moon
Earth
Venus
Mercury
SOLAR SYSTEM (POWER OF THE SUN)

1978

The Last Poets
Gil Scott-Heron
1979Hip Hop Happens
THE ORIGINAL SUGAR HILL RHYTHM SECTION

Skip “Little Axe” McDonald (guitar)
Doug Wimbish (bass)
Keith LeBlanc (drums)

Living Colour (discography)
Tack>>Head (discography)
Little Axe (discography)
Bernard Fowler 

1980s  — Just Say No
1980Ronald Reagan
1981Shuttle
1982No Nukes
NYC Central Park June 12, 1982
1983 —  No Sell Out
Keith LeBlanc
Malcolm X (12″)
1984Keith LeBlanc  

w/ Betty Shabazz vs. Sugar Hill Records
((( the original hip-hop beat )))

1984BEAT STREET, Herbie Hancock Sound-System Keith LeBlanc (“King Of The Beat”) “NO SELL OUT” (Malcolm X) vs. Sugar Hill Records (Joe and Sylvia Robinson) w/Betty Shabazz.
1985Live Aid
Mick Jagger & Tina Turner
Farm Aid
We Are The World
Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones
Artists United Against Apartheid
Miami Vice
Adrian Sherwood, On-U Sound
Fat’s Comet,
Gary Clail
Mark Stewart
Bernard Meets Mick Jagger
She’s The Boss.
Jeff Beck Flash
w/ Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker (Production) Carmine Appice
1986Jeff Beck Flash Jan Hammer, Simon Phillips, Doug Wimbish, Steve Lukather, (TOKYO)
1987 — Living Colour Vivid, Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction, Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
1988The Young Americans 
The Second Coming of Mick Primitive Cool The Brothers of Sodom
1989Bill Hicks
Viciously Honest (“Patriot”/”American Scream”) “The Gospel According To Bill Hicks” (GQ)

“The Story Of Willie”
King Missile (downtown nyc)
((( apocalyptic opinion )))

 

sunday
month 11, 1980
vol 11 no 111
Truth Be Told
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A Florida Journalist, Photographer, and Art Director with an eclectic client list of individuals and organizations with musical, visual, educational, and editorial interests.

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