Thursday, 21 June 2018

Talking Dreads

This is somewhat connected to Swiss Adam's superb review yesterday of David Byrne's recent performance in Leeds. The enticingly-named Mystic Bowie has been performing reggae since the late 80s. He has released just a handful of his own records, but has collaborated on many more. Since 1992, he has been a mainstay in Tom Tom Club.

Clearly his work with Chris Franz and Tina Weynouth has lead to his newest project Talking Dreads. It almost sounds too good to be true, but belive me, it is true - a reggae take on classic Talking Heads songs! Indeed, I've found my soundtrack to the summer. Burning Down The House is already set to go on several playlists, as is Slippery People. And Psycho Killer has to be heard to be believed. There are even guest appearances by Freddie McGregor and none other than Cindy Wilson of the B-52's.

Here's the rather brilliant version of Once In A Lifetime:

'Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads' is out now.


  1. Didn't knew that he had a new record out. I only can agree to you Robster - sensational versions. Thank you for a perfect start into another working day.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. And it is a great cover version too.

  3. Yup Robster - Psycho Killer is brilliant! Thanks for bringing this to us!