Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz have curated a very tasty playlist for his Chris Frantz the Talking Head program in WPKN in Connecticut.
Over a few hours Frantz plays the artists who influenced him as well as the ones who encased him.
Frantz formed Talking Heads in 1975 in New York with Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and David Byrne. Along with Blondie and the Ramones they built New York’s new wave of the 70s. Their influence inspired Radiohead, REM and Vampire Weekend.
The official break-up of Talking Heads was announced in 1991. Apart from the reunion for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of 2002 they have never reformed and probably never will.
Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth formed Tom Tom Club as a side-project in 1981 while still in Talking Heads. Their first album featured ‘Genius of Love’ later sampled by Mariah Carey for ‘Fantasy’.
Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth will be part of the ‘From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora’ at SXSW in March.
Listen to the Chris Frantz radio show here : LINK – http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/211933
1. Punk Lolita – The Heads
2. Funky Stuff – Kool & The Gang
3. My Jamaican Guy – Grace Jones
4. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker – Parliament
5. Atomium ( feat. Bootsy Collins ) – Hifi Sean
6. Fire – Ohio Players
Set 2 with 77 Music Club
1. Frozen Love – Buckingham Nicks
2. The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash… – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
3. Metal Guru – T.Rex
4. Friction – Television
5. Anything That’s Rock ’N Roll – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
6. Love and Happiness – Al Green
7. Pull Up To The Bumper – Grace Jones
8. Computer Love – Kraftwerk
9. Picture This – Blondie
10. Till Victory – Patti Smith Group
11. On, On, On, On – Tom Tom Club
1. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Ramones
2. Ca plan pour moi – Plastic Bretrand
3. Real Cool Time – The Stooges
4. Hanky Panky – Tommy James & The Shondells
5. Rock The Casbah – The Clash
6. Punky Reggae Party (Dub) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
1. Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
2. The Big Country – Talking Heads
3. 18 With A Bullet – Pete Wingfield
4. Soul Sister – Allen Toussaint
5. Ball Of Confusion – The Temptations
6 (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding