πŸ’¬ 40 Years Later, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized

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When you listen to Talking Heads' most iconic songs, they all have one standout element in common: Tina Weymouth's funky, melodic bassline. Without her there would no "Psycho Killer," no "Burning Down The House," no "Once in a Lifetime," β€” grooves which are immediately recognizable, ingrained in our collective memories even as the songs' lyrics fade. It's Weymouth's basslines that continue to be sampled and resurfaced by everyone from Jay-Z to, most recently, Selena Gomez β€” yet her role in creating them is rarely discussed.
This makes me want to go back and listen to Talking Heads just focusing on the bass.

Via Chris Aldrich

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