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David Byrne Backwards

Peter Ross, Sunday Herald, 21 March 2004

NOT far from David Byrne's London hotel, a fashion store is selling T-shirts bearing the logos of the Ramones and of CBGBs, the legendary New York venue that was the crucible of American punk; the first time Talking Heads, Byrne's old group, ever played live it was supporting the Ramones at CBGBs in 1975. Across the street from the hotel, a sign in the window of a health food restaurant advertises that this is the place to hear world music, a term Byrne hates but a genre with which he has been associated ever since going solo in 1991.

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