Friday, June 24, 2011

Red, Rise, Roar

David Byrne proved he was one of the most photogenic rock stars on the planet when he hooked up with director Jonathan Demme in 1984 to make the visually stunning (and fun to dance with) concert DVD Stop Making Sense. He may not still be with the Talking Heads, but he’s just as much fun to watch on his own in this new concert DVD, directed by Hilman Curtis. The thing that makes this new disc even better (if only slightly) than SMS is the way it combines the extras that are usually just dumped as an afterthought in the bonus features and weaves them into the story. It gives you some fabulous insight into what it takes to make such a great show work.

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