Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina By Chris Frantz ✐ – Heartforum.co.uk Two iconic bands An unforgettable life One of the most dynamic groups of the s and s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst o Two Love: Talking Heads, Tom ePUB × iconic bands An unforgettable life One of Love: Talking eBook ✓ the most dynamic groups of the s and s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like Psycho Killer Remain in PDF/EPUB or and Burning Down the House that captured the post baby boom generation s intense, affectless styleIn Remain in Love, Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads their days as art students in Providence, moving to the sparse Chrystie Street loft Frantz, Weymouth, and Byrne shared where the music that defined an era in Love: Talking PDF/EPUB ë was written With never before seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontmanAt the heart of Remain in Love is Frantz s love for Weymouth their once in a lifetime connection as lovers, musicians, and bandmates, and how their creativity surged with the creation of their own band Tom Tom Club, bringing a fresh Afro Caribbean beat to hits like Genius of Love Studded with memorable places and names from the era Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Stephen Sprouse, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, and Debbie Harry among them Remain in Love is a frank and open memoir of an emblematic life in music and in love.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina
  • Chris Frantz
  • English
  • 10 September 2017
  • 1250209226

10 thoughts on “Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

  1. Dave says:

    Chris Frantz ends his autobiography by explaining that he s not a person who moves on from friends and family Instead, he remains and remains in love Chris Frantz and his wife Tina Weymouth have been a matched set for over forty years since they met at the famed art college RISD and formed the rhythm section drums and bass respectively a unique and original band with classmate David Byrne and later Jerry Harrison This is not just another rock legend biography, but a lifelong love stor Chris Frantz ends his autobiography by explaining that he s not a person who moves on from friends and family Instead, he remains and remains in love Chris Frantz and his wife Tina Weymouth have been a matched set for over forty years since they met at the famed art college RISD and formed the rhythm section drums and bass respectively a unique and original band with classmate David Byrne and later Jerry Harrison This is not just another rock legend biography, but a lifelong love story as well Although as with most of these rock star biographies, there are times Chris gets bogged down in the details of each tour, it is a fascinating and well written book that takes us from Chris childhood through his college years and the big adventure moving to the Bowery with Tina and David And not signing a record contract till they were ready even though they wrote Psycho Killer years before it debuted on the radio, timed with amazing synchronicity as the Son of Sam David Berkowitz haunted the NYC streets Their first world tour is across Europe opening for the Ramones Some of us perhaps never made the connection that the Tom Tom Club was Chris and Tina s solo project when Byrne and Jerry went to do solo albums A completely different sound, an explosive beat, and they toured at least once with their second band opening for their first Of course, it s not all wine and roses as the book details Byrne s habit of taking credit for group lyrics and being the face of the Talking Heads But, Chris and Tina s story is powerful in a world of short lived rock and roll marriages how they remained together creating On and off stage Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review

  2. Theediscerning says:

    The author of this book, Charton Christopher Frantz, starts by saying not many books about his main band, Talking Heads, were much cop Well, in a way this isn t either, but it at least is an official volume What s , I think you can easily declare this has not been ghostwritten There s an almost blunt, direct stylelessness about the memoir that proves he s not the ultimate purveyor of wordsmithery The shot game for this book will kill you, if you imbibe every time a girl is rated by her l The author of this book, Charton Christopher Frantz, starts by saying not many books about his main band, Talking Heads, were much cop Well, in a way this isn t either, but it at least is an official volume What s , I think you can easily declare this has not been ghostwritten There s an almost blunt, direct stylelessness about the memoir that proves he s not the ultimate purveyor of wordsmithery The shot game for this book will kill you, if you imbibe every time a girl is rated by her looks luckily, every one he can remember is gorgeous and a lot of the blokes get a compliment, too This does seem to stop, however, when he finally narrates his nuptials.We have to accept this is an attempt at the definitive story, so accept a lot of fan only detail of his childhood military family moving around a lot, lots of private education and college years The shithole of the loft apartment Chris, Tina and David Byrne tried to live in while the Heads were a trio shows some of what the band has had to work through, private and art college schooling regardless And then, on the basis of one single, copious live sets and an unfinished debut album, they toured France and Britain with the Ramones, which is again in forensic detail You might take against this as a bit of name dropping I call it a minor marvel when Damon Albarn, working nights at a round the clock hotel bar, mentions he s got a band especially as this is 1977 and he is nine years old.So this is a mixed bag the Head head will learn just as much about who did what at the author s wedding as they could ever care to, all the while praying forthan the gnomic dripfeed of What Went Wrong With the Band By the end, with all the depth of detail, there s so little mention of Jerry Harrison, you might be led to believe there was a beef in that direction, and not just with what we are told was Byrne s irreparable selfishness They don t seem to have been really social together it s unclear, but I don t think the full band were at Chris and Tina s wedding, and four people so allegedly close never seemed to really be connected outside of work But also by the end our guide to all this does seem a likeable and reliable narrator, telling us how the band managed to doalbums than the guy on the street might remember, and how he and Tina managed to work so well outside the Talking Heads world even when Happy Mondays proved to be pretty much their worst nightmare come true So by the end you do just about manage to forgive the nitpicking delivery of the early chapters, and appreciate the story for what it is It might have been a lot shorter, it might have been a lotsubjective, but I was still grateful to read it.Three and a half stars

  3. Tosh says:

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  4. Geoff says:

    Talking Heads are one of my favorite bands of all time, so I was very interested to read this memoir account by drummer Chris Frantz Frantz and his wife Tina Weymouth were the rhythm section for the Heads and the creative partnership behind Tom Tom Club, and their marriage and relationship really created a steady foundation for the band and their lives David Byrne comes off pretty badly in this book David is a person incapable of returning friendship and I think some of that comes down to Talking Heads are one of my favorite bands of all time, so I was very interested to read this memoir account by drummer Chris Frantz Frantz and his wife Tina Weymouth were the rhythm section for the Heads and the creative partnership behind Tom Tom Club, and their marriage and relationship really created a steady foundation for the band and their lives David Byrne comes off pretty badly in this book David is a person incapable of returning friendship and I think some of that comes down to different values and outlooks on life From this telling, Frantz treated the Heads as a family that produced great music together while Byrne in this telling saw it as a way to create good music art and left when his ambition and plans outgrew the band, abusiness outlook that would not mix well with Franz s approach I loved Franz s description of the energy of playing live, the relationships he formed with other bands, and the details of studio recording, but I would have loved hearingabout how they came up with the music Frantz also comes off as somewhat bourgeoisie for a rock star, with discussions of real estate, celebrity encounters, and listing of menus at music industry soirees, but that also matches well with his family and comfort values the cocaine habit maybe not There was way too much commentary about females appearances came off as a bit creepy It s also strange the there s very little discussion of Jerry Harrison in the book compared to the other bandmates But in the end, Talking Heads made amazing music, the book is very interesting and listenable, and while Byrne maybe the cooler andartistic one, Frantz and Weymouth are the ones I d rather be friends with Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

  5. Mark Taylor says:

    The color of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen s clothing at Chris and Tina s wedding is just one of the scintillating anecdotes that you ll skim over while zipping through this pedestrian account of what I assume to be an interesting life.Poor writing and an astonishing lack of insight make this the least essential rock memoir ever.

  6. Quirkyreader says:

    First off, I won this in a goodreads giveaway Thank you St Martin s press.The irony of this book is that I constantly have Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads Songs stuck in my head Mostly Gangster of Love Road To Nowhere and their cover of Take Me To The River.In this book Chris Frantz talks about his life and how his bands and Tina are the most important to him.What I enjoyed most about this book was the CBGB years That time is one of my favourites in late 20th Century art and music Fr First off, I won this in a goodreads giveaway Thank you St Martin s press.The irony of this book is that I constantly have Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads Songs stuck in my head Mostly Gangster of Love Road To Nowhere and their cover of Take Me To The River.In this book Chris Frantz talks about his life and how his bands and Tina are the most important to him.What I enjoyed most about this book was the CBGB years That time is one of my favourites in late 20th Century art and music Frantz mentions the artists and musicians that he met during this time.Give this book a go, and read about the things that Frantz participated in and saw

  7. Kathryn says:

    ARC received from NetGalley for reviewMy initial reaction on finishing Chris Frantz s memoir came as a wave of relief, a feeling of happiness for having read a story steeped mainly in positivity while we continue to ride out COVID Coming off books weighed down by heartbreaks Open Book and heroin Slowhand , I was ready for something to lift me I figured I couldn t go wrong with the story of a co founder of an awesome band who s still in love with his awesome co founder wife after forty plus ARC received from NetGalley for reviewMy initial reaction on finishing Chris Frantz s memoir came as a wave of relief, a feeling of happiness for having read a story steeped mainly in positivity while we continue to ride out COVID Coming off books weighed down by heartbreaks Open Book and heroin Slowhand , I was ready for something to lift me I figured I couldn t go wrong with the story of a co founder of an awesome band who s still in love with his awesome co founder wife after forty plus years.This is not to say you re getting 400 pages of unicorns and gummy bears in Remain In Love While Frantz gives a straightforward and easygoing voice to his memoir, there s an underlying restraint in the passages that discuss the speed bumps in his journey about 90% of which involve David Byrne Johnny Ramone makes up some of the difference Frantz s life is quite a learning experience, especially for those intent on pursuing a career in music Though I went into Remain in Love knowing next to nothing about the band and Frantz emphasizes here that what books exists aren t wholly accurate par for the course , I suspected I d find some history of us versus him when recounting work with Byrne That Frantz is able to handle conflicts with song ownership and contracts with calm is very admirable, and even in his writing he doesn t paint pictures of villains.Remain in Love is a fun history of the Talking Heads, Frantz and Weymouth s long relationship and their Tom Tom Club projects It is bit of a non linear story, so be warned if that rankles The highlight for me was Frantz s steel trap recall of the Heads European tour with the Ramones early in their career, a micro history within the era of CBGB, early MTV, and a band that straddled rock and punk so well If you re a fan, you ll come away from Remain in Love with a smile and a valuable lesson listen to the woman in your group

  8. Ron S says:

    Art school rockers Talking Heads were one of the oddest and brightest lights to shine from the grotty, hallowed ground of CBGB in the mid 70s As drummer and co founder Chris Frantz notes in this fun reading memoir I ll get back to that , they were post punk before there even was punk Frantz married bassist Tina Weymouth, and went on to form dance band Tom Tom Club with her and later work as a producer Even judged by pre internet social media standards, there was never a great deal of infor Art school rockers Talking Heads were one of the oddest and brightest lights to shine from the grotty, hallowed ground of CBGB in the mid 70s As drummer and co founder Chris Frantz notes in this fun reading memoir I ll get back to that , they were post punk before there even was punk Frantz married bassist Tina Weymouth, and went on to form dance band Tom Tom Club with her and later work as a producer Even judged by pre internet social media standards, there was never a great deal of information made available about the band in their heyday, and frontman David Byrne s books since haven t dealt with them Frantz reveals a great amount of detail here in a lively memoir that both does and doesn t trod familiar ground He does recount a lot of frustration with Byrne for receiving too much credit for the Talking Heads success, and he does recount the problems with alcohol and cocaine that almost ended his marriage But what makes this such a fun read is that Frantz doesn t write from a place of anger or bitterness in the way of so many musician memoirs Through it all, he seems to have remained in love, and that makes this a great read

  9. Jay says:

    Back when I was in high school, I had musical tastes that ran counter to my traditional rural Midwestern classmates While most were headbangers, or the milder version of arena rockers, or into post outlaw country, I tended to the occasionally cerebral, often fun songs by artists outside of the mainstream as it existed where I was Which means I enjoyed new wave, art rock, and the like, much of it British Out of that conglomeration of sounds came Psycho Killer I was a fan of Talking Heads fr Back when I was in high school, I had musical tastes that ran counter to my traditional rural Midwestern classmates While most were headbangers, or the milder version of arena rockers, or into post outlaw country, I tended to the occasionally cerebral, often fun songs by artists outside of the mainstream as it existed where I was Which means I enjoyed new wave, art rock, and the like, much of it British Out of that conglomeration of sounds came Psycho Killer I was a fan of Talking Heads from the time I first heard them Got the vinyl, saw a 1982 concert, got some of the post band albums, and even muchrecently read David Byrne s books on music and bicycles Now, with Chris Frantz s new book, you get the story from Chris and, maybe, wife and bandmate Tina Weymouth Chris tells a personal version of events, from his early years to the formation of the band His early band years stories are quite interesting, mixing the rock and roll business stories of touring, writing, and partying with his own story of falling in love with Tina It seems they have their rolls here David Byrne as the self centered occasionally crazy one, Chris as the drug taking but earnest one, and Tina as the beauty Mom responsible one she s the Winnie Cooper of New Wave Frantz provides an extremely detailed retrospective of their lives, with quite funny stories about the first major tour with the Ramones Some of the later stories showed some reflection, as he talks about the band s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and about sailing As I listened to this audiobook, I found myself wondering a few things One, how did he keep track of all the venues and all the anecdotes he relates here At times, he even mentions the food they ate, forty years ago I didn t catch an explanation Also, what was Tina s role in the writing of this book Perhaps this was described in the paper book, but in the audiobook with no addenda or intro, she is the often mentioned party who happens to live with the author, and who would have made a great co author This makes me wonder if Tina has her own book in the pipeline When it comes to Tina, this book is a tribute to her from Frantz He has absolutely nothing bad or critical to say about her Perhaps she was greatly involved in writing this book but didn t want her name on it because of this Nevertheless, this is refreshing as a celebrity describing the love of his life, and I am surprised to say that this is the part, or theme of the book I feel I will remember the best I also wonder why Frantz reads the unabridged audio of his book His tempo is very slow and plodding I don t think I could have listened to the entire book at normal speed, but at double speed it moved at a good pace Still, there are a lot of stories here Fans will find a lot of interest I found it enjoyable, but you re left with a kind of bad taste for David Byrne So now, I deserve a little break with some Tom Tom Club Play that bass, Tina

  10. Jessica Haider says:

    So, I am a fan of Talking Heads, but not a Mega fan It is not like I have posters up or have all of their lyrics memorized However, I have a good number of songs on regular rotation In fact, I played Psycho Killer so much that when my son was 2 or 3 I occasionally heard his little voice from the backseat of my car saying play Psycho Killer This new memoir by Chris Frantz tells of his youth, his time with the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club Frantz tells of how he met his wife Tina Weymouth a So, I am a fan of Talking Heads, but not a Mega fan It is not like I have posters up or have all of their lyrics memorized However, I have a good number of songs on regular rotation In fact, I played Psycho Killer so much that when my son was 2 or 3 I occasionally heard his little voice from the backseat of my car saying play Psycho Killer This new memoir by Chris Frantz tells of his youth, his time with the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club Frantz tells of how he met his wife Tina Weymouth and David Byrne while they were students at the Rhode Island School of Design and formed a band that was called The Artistics Later, after he graduated, Chris and Tina moved to NYC where they moved into an industrial loft space with David Byrne so they could work on their music They became regulars at the nearby club CBGB, where many bands got their start in the 1970 s Like any celebrity or rock roll memoir, there is lots of name dropping of people they met along the wayThe Ramones, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones etc to name a few We also see that there have been tensions between David Byrne and the rest of the band since early on David has issues connecting and socializing with the band and is apparently oblivious to giving others credit I found this to be an interesting and entertaining read While, Chris Frantz may not be a wordsmith, his voice does come through and we clearly feel the love he has for his wife and his passion for music The audio version is narrated by Chris himself What to listen to while reading or taking a break Clearly, the obvious choice here is The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club Other groups mentioned that you can listen to include The Ramones, XTC, Blondie, Bob Marley I received an audio review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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