Album: Talking Heads: 77
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One of the oldest songs in the Talking Heads oevure, “Psycho Killer” actually dates back to David Byrne & Chris Franz’s pre-Talking Heads band, The Artistics. And while Tina Weymouth hadn’t yet learned bass, she still contributed to the writing of the song, as we’ll see.
I’m not alone here, but “Psycho Killer” was the first Talking Heads song I ever heard, as I remember it playing on a local radio station shortly after it came out. Which was before KKDJ, I think, making it probably KBOS, because you never heard too much new wave on Rock 96 FM, he said, accessing highly shaky 45-year-old memories.