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Encyclopedia > Stop Making Sense (album)
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense cover
Soundtrack album by Talking Heads
Released October 15, 1984
Recorded December 1983
Genre Soundtrack
Length 44:51 (original)
74:27 (special edition)
Label Sire Records
Producer(s) Gary Goetzman
Professional reviews
Talking Heads chronology
Speaking in Tongues
(1983)
Stop Making Sense
(1984)
Little Creatures
(1985)
"Special New Edition" cover
"Special New Edition" cover

The soundtrack album to the film of the same name was released in 1984 which featuring only nine of the songs from the movie, with many of them heavily edited. In 1999, to correspond with the theatrical rerelease of the movie, the album was extended and remastered, restoring all of the songs from the movie with only very minor edits. In 2003, the album was ranked number 345 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music from a particular feature film. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Brothers Records The label was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star½.svg Summary A golden half star, same as Image:Star. ... Image File history File links Star-.svg Summary A gray semitransparent five-point star, same as Image:Star. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star½.svg Summary A golden half star, same as Image:Star. ... Image File history File links Star-.svg Summary A gray semitransparent five-point star, same as Image:Star. ... Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and rock critic. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Speaking in Tongues is a 1983 album by the band Talking Heads. ... Little Creatures is an album by the band Talking Heads. ... Image File history File links Talking Heads promotional image File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ... // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...

Contents


Track listings

Original Soundtrack

All songs by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth unless otherwise noted David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Chris Frantz was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. ... Jerry Harrison (born February 21, 1949) was the keyboardist and guitarist for the influential New Wave group Talking Heads. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ...

  1. "Psycho Killer" (Byrne, Frantz, Weymouth) – 4:28
  2. "Swamp" – 4:28
  3. "Slippery People" – 4:13
  4. "Burning Down the House" – 4:14
  5. "Girlfriend Is Better" – 5:07
  6. "Once in a Lifetime" (Byrne, Brian Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth) – 5:34
  7. "What a Day That Was" (Byrne) – 6:30
  8. "Life During Wartime" (Byrne) – 5:52
  9. "Take Me to the River (Al Green, Teenie Hodges) – 5:59

Psycho Killer is the name of a rock song from the 1977 Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77. ... Once in a Lifetime is a popular song by Talking Heads, off their album Remain in Light and was later used for the promotion of the concert film Stop Making Sense. ... Brian Eno in 2006 Brian Peter George St. ... Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Mabon Teenie Hodges is a Memphis musician best known for his work as lead guitarist and songwriter on many of Al Greens popular soul hits of the 1970s. ...

Film/Special Edition Soundtrack

  1. "Psycho Killer" (Byrne, Frantz, Weymouth) – 4:24
  2. "Heaven" (Byrne, Harrison) – 3:41
  3. "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel" (Byrne)– 2:09
  4. "Found a Job" (Byrne)– 3:15
  5. "Slippery People" – 4:00
  6. "Burning Down the House" – 4:06
  7. "Life During Wartime" (Byrne) – 5:51
  8. "Making Flippy Floppy" – 4:40
  9. "Swamp" – 4:30
  10. "What a Day That Was" (Byrne) – 6:00
  11. "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)" – 4:57
  12. "Once in a Lifetime" (Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth) – 5:25
  13. "Genius of Love" (Weymouth, Frantz, Adrian Belew, Steven Stanley) (performed by Tom Tom Club) – 4:30
  14. "Girlfriend Is Better" – 5:06
  15. "Take Me to the River" (Green, Hodges) – 5:32
  16. "Crosseyed and Painless" (Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth) – 6:11

This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) is a song by Talking Heads, from their fifth album Speaking in Tongues. The lyrics were written by David Byrne, and the music was written by Byrne and the other members of the band, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... Genius of Love is a song by Tom Tom Club. ... Adrian Belew (born December 23, 1949 as Robert Steven Belew) is an American guitarist and vocalist (and sometimes drummer, pianist and bass player), perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson, which he first joined in 1981. ... Steven Stanley is a Jamaican audio-engineer who has since the 1970s worked in reggae and rock genres, most notably with Talking Heads (Remain in Light) and Black Uhuru. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ...

Personnel

David Byrne can refer to: David Byrne, Irish politician and former European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection David Byrne, musician and former Talking Heads frontman This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Chris Frantz was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. ... It has been suggested that Breakables be merged into this article or section. ... Jerry Harrison (born February 21, 1949) was the keyboardist and guitarist for the influential New Wave group Talking Heads. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass or simply bass) is an electrically amplified plucked string instrument. ...

Additional Personnel

Bernie Worrell Bernie Worrell (born April 19, 1944) is originally from Long Beach, New Jersey but grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. ... Percussion instruments are music instruments played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped, hence the percussive name. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Lynn Mabry is an American vocalist. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 41 / 53

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Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold March 1, 1985
BPI – UK Gold November 26, 1985
RIAA – USA Platinum July 2, 1986
RIAA – USA Double Platinum August 17, 1994

 
 

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