Some fun fact about this video…The house used in the video is on Myrtle Street in Union, New Jersey (Go NJ!) and after the September 11 attacks, “Burning Down the House” was one of the songs put on radio conglomerate Clear Channel’s list of possibly inappropriate songs.
I have listened to a lot of Talking Heads this week. So I cannot help but share some of their music here on the site. Today’s song needs no introduction, it is the song that you play in a movie or TV show when you do not want to be subtle about an evil characters true intent, Psycho Killer. The song is off their 1977 album Talking Heads: 77.
I guess I am on a bit of a Talking Heads kick this week. Today’s music video is for Once in a Lifetime. For a suburban youth with access to early Mtv, this video was one of my first visual exposure to David Byrne. I remember this getting pretty heavily played on the channel.
The video for “Wild Wild Life” was released in 1986, it was the lead single from The Talking Heads’ album True Stories. It would go on to win”Best Group Video” at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1987. The video itself was taken from the 1986 David Byrne film, True Stories, with some additional content added. In my opinion, John Goodman, prior to his fame in Roseanne, steals the show in both the movie and the music video.