David Byrne and Brian Eno “Strange Overtones” Live in Paris
Here’s a song for fellow Roxy Music and Talking Heads fans. Over a year ago, when I first learned Byrne and Eno were releasing an album together, I googled their site, Everything That Happens. I was both shocked and delighted to learn they were giving away the album’s first single, “Strange Overtones,” as a free download.
I downloaded it and played it — again and again and again … The song has a late Roxy Music vibe to it. My first impression was this could pass as an 11th track from Avalon, but with David Byrne singing … Talk about a stroll down memory lane, this track does exactly that for me. I absolutely love it.
It’s been a year since I downloaded it, and taking a quick gander over at my iTunes, I see that this song has a play count of 57! This track has gotten play fifty-seven times in a single year!!
Here’s a pretty good live version of the song, done on Paris television. Enjoy!:
The single “Strange Overtones,” the full length CD, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and a live EP can all be purchased here: David Byrne & Brian Eno