David Byrne

Wednesday, Sunday, Monday: “Stop Making Sense”

Wednesday, Sunday, Monday: “Stop Making Sense”

Aug. 16, 20-22

A couple years ago I ran into Steve Scales outside Chip’s restaurant in Orange, Connecticut. Everyone in line for brunch that Sunday seemed to know the Talking Heads (and Tom Tom Club, among many others) percussionist, and he’s just a super nice guy in person. So I asked him about David Byrne and he got kind of quiet. “I was never in the Talking Heads,” he said amiably. “I was in the Tom Tom Club.” The Talking Heads had a rocky run in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. They broke up; other members released an album, Byrne sued. They reunited in 2002 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, though, and Scales was there, along with Bernie Worrell, the keyboard master...

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