It was written by David Byrnethe band's lead singer and guitarist, and produced by Steve Lillywhite with the rest of the band. The Dub And Blind Mix) - Talking Heads - Blind is on the band's eighth and final studio album, Naked. The track was released as a single with the B-side "Bill", which was not available on the original vinyl album but was released on the compact disc and cassette. David uncharacteristically wore a suit to his vocal session, as well as a pair of clear glass black horn-rims.
He looked so small as he sat at a large office desk bureau, in Frenchwith a tiny desk lamp shining down on some lyric-less blank paper presumably there some squiggly lines in a strange shorthand notation to indicate what and where he would sing.
His hands lay palms down, fingers splayed to either side of the paper, Barefoot In Heaven - Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Ruffians Misfortune he never moved them except during the instrumental section, to reach for a glass of water that stood in the shadows to one side.
The entire vocal was written improvisationally with those in the control room making suggestions as to which parts worked and David memorizing them on the spot. The only lyric that came from that improvisation was the chorus, in which he sang 'Blahnd, blahnd, blahnd'. His head moved like a muppet and we all watched, fascinated, as if he were a bug on a pin Blind (Death a microscope. Jonathan Demmeyou shoulda been there with your camera! Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Mortonthe music video for "Blind" is unusual among Talking Heads' videography in that it portrays an elaborate narrative over the course of the song.
Apparently lampooning the United States presidential electionthe video portrays a group of Americans among them a literal Bible thumper electing a sentient, malevolent monkey wrench into public office. At its victory rally, the wrench, shown bearing human teeth, continuously shouts and spits into a jubilant crowd as his aides smugly watch on.
However, as the video progresses, the crowd becomes more aware of the wrench's malevolence, with their joy turning into confusion, fear, and eventually distress. Blind (Death through the video, a group of people at the front of the crowd investigate a dragon's-head faucet at the face of the wrench's podium; an aide then fires his gun into the faucet, only to be blown back into the crowd behind him.
Eventually, the wrench is overthrown by both the crowd and his own lackeys, being uprooted from his podium and thrust into the distance. The wrench shrinks in size as this goes on, eventually reaching the size of a toy before being caught by a smiling infant. The video ends with a freeze-frame shot of the infant's fist clutching the once-malevolent tool. At various points, the video intercuts to footage of a shirtless David Byrne against a solid black background, singing and gesticulating at the camera.
Several of these interludes utilize masking effects to superimpose either duplicates of Byrne's face or the faces of his bandmates against his own. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Talking Heads. Hidden categories: Articles with hAudio microformats.
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