Talking Heads Psycho Killer (B-Side) ft Arthur Russell on cello
This alternate version of “Psycho Killer” just resurfaced thanks to an Arthur Russell tribute event boasting “never-before-heard and unreleased songs” from the great cellist/producer. All recent reports have followed suit on that description, but in truth this cut was a B-side to the 1977 single — albeit buried a bit on a reissue disc ever since. Regardless, it’s an awesome take everyone should hear. The drama Russell brings to the strings (un)settles the mental battle David Byrne describes in early stages between making it “aggressive-sounding,” which “the singer in the song says you shouldn’t do,” and “if you kind of downplay it.” The twain shall meet above.
This song goes out to my dear mate Haylz who is a bit under the weather at the moment. Had the best Youtube party ever with her just the other night. Get well soon dear! Follow her on the gram @HayleyCallander
Been all over Playitasitlathes today and it’s been delivering! Made myself a little tmac mixtape.