Surrealism has been on my mind a lot lately, and that got me thinking about Talking Heads. They’re one of those bands that was always doing something weird just to see if they could, and few songs capture that ethos as well as Psycho Killer. From the driving bassline to the deceptively weird chords to David Byrne’s off-kilter vocals, the song keeps you off balance from start to finish, adding more and more bizarre pieces until it finally collapses under its own weight. It’s a strange song, but it’s also a brilliant one, and its success turned the band into rock legends.
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