Conceived for the stage by Talking Heads front-man David Byrne and lighting designer Beverly Emmons, Speaking In Tongues became one of the most-beloved concert films ever, Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense (with a live album release of the same name). Back then, the Talking Heads’ sound fell into the category of new wave or alternative—decidedly not pop—and the tour demanded a look to match the band’s off-beat sensibility. No flashing PARs here—in fact, Byrne specifically wanted no colored ...

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