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Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina - Chris Frantz

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina - Chris Frantz
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Title: Remain in Love

Author:  Chris Frantz

ISBN:  9781474615136

Weight:  990g

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Remain in Love by Chris Frantz

Forty years on from the release of their era-defining album Remain in Light, Chris Frantz’s memoir tells the story of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club.

Chris Frantz met David Byrne at the Rhode Island School of Art & Design in the early 1970s.  Together – and soon with Frantz’s future wife, Tina Weymouth – they formed Talking Heads and took up residence in the grimy environs of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where their neighbours were Patti Smith, William Burroughs and a host of proto-punk artists who now have legendary status.  Building an early audience and reputation with many performances at CBGB alongside the Ramones, Television and Blondie, Talking Heads found themselves feted by Warhol (who famously referred to them as ‘Talking Horses’) and Lou Reed, and signed to Sire Records.

A band whose sensibility was both a part of, and apart from, punk, their early albums quickly became classics; until the Brian Eno produced masterpiece Remain in Light, saw them explode.  Soon, however, relations within the band started to become strained as a band that had always operated democratically lost its team ethic.  Chris and Tina started recording as Tom Tom Club in the early ’80s; in the process creating a hybrid of funk, disco, pop, electro and world music that would have a huge impact on the club scene around the world.

Warm and candid, funny and heartfelt, Remain in Love charts the rise and fall of a band – in a decade they came to define – who combined the sensibility of artists with visionary songwriting talents.  It is also the story of the once-in-a-lifetime love story and creative partnership between Chris and Tina Weymouth, one of the greatest rhythm sections to electrify the pop stage.

Peer & Press Reviews

From the first time I saw Talking Heads live (CBGB, 1976), I’ve had a huge thing for Tina Weymouth.  And since then I’ve been biding my time, waiting for the right moment to make my move.  But after reading Remain in Love: Talking Heads: Tom Tom Club: Tina by Chris Frantz, it’s become pretty clear to me that she’s already in a relationship (see pages 1, 3-7, 9, etc.), and what’s more, it looks to be serious (pages 18, 20-26, and especially 114).  But you know something?  That’s OK. I’m happy for Tina, and for Chris, a great drummer who has written a great book, though I wish he’d done it a few years earlier.

 

Frantz has done an effective job of rebalancing the Talking Heads story, offering an angle on the band that fans will relish.

Sunday Times

[Remain in Love] has great storytelling and amazing detail about adventures that Chris and I have shared in our parallel universes.  As the Brits say: I’m gobsmacked.  I devoured this book and all the memories and all the love Chris has for Tina…  One of the most potent examples of living the dream.

Debbie Harry, musician and author of Face It

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Remain in Love
Subtitle Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 366 pages, which includes many grayscale photographs.

The front matter has an additional 5 pages:

Contents [2]
Acknowledgements [1]
Preface [2]

The back matter has a further 18 pages:

Photo Credits [2]
Index [16]

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title, the name of the author, the name of the publisher’s imprint, and the imprint’s logo.)
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint White Rabbit
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781474615136
ISBN 10 1474615139
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 366 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 163 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Chris Swaffield
Design Megan Wilson
Jacket photograph Jimmy DeSana / Getty Images

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