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David Byrne: Music, Maestro!

Mark Cooper, Q, February 1990

Although embarrassed at being hailed a "cultural ambassador", David Byrne has temporarily put Talking Heads on hold to step out with his 14-piece Latin big band. And his usual brooding paranoia has been exchanged for sun-soaked optimism and a less-than-conventional urge to dance. "To shake your butt is to be environmentally aware," he reminds Mark Cooper.

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