Cover: Burning Down The Haus

Photo by Krawiec @ USA - NJ on Flickr

I borrowed a live concert DVD of one of my favorite ’80s pop-rock groups Talking Heads. I remember buying the cassette tape of their 1983 album Speaking in Tongues from Glo-Ri Supermarket in Metro Manila back when I was in grade school. I didn’t “get” them right away. Nowadays, their theatrical sense of the absurd mixed with tinges of world music make more sense the more the world STOPS making sense.

Anyway, the concert DVD inspired me to come up with a cover version of their 1985 hit song, “Burning Down The House,” except with software and big bellowing beats. As another aside, this song was one of the first tunes that my high school garage band ever played live. I was on drums … and vocals. Scary. Sophomore high-schoolers and already exhibiting unusual tastes in music — compared to the general public anyway. Enjoy.

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