I spoke with former Talking Head David Byrne recently. In addition to talking about his new DVD, he explained how his performance style has changed since those wonderfully quirky days back at CBGB in the mid 1970s…
“In the early days, I was driven to get on stage. It was a personal psychological need, a self-therapy, and it was cathartic and necessary — but not always pleasurable. I was also a bit more of a control freak then than I am now. When you’ve stripped everything down to zero and have begun building it back up step-by-step, the first baby steps are pretty critical and sort of determine where the road takes you. Now I realize I actually enjoy singing and performing, which I’m not sure I did at first.”
You can read the interview here.