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David Byrne: "Therapy is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?"

Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 27 April 2001

HE'S ACCEPTED NOW, at last, that he'll always be known for one thing: the Big Suit. In 1984, David Byrne, the voice of New York art-rockers Talking Heads, donned a grotesquely outsize suit for the band's live concert movie, Stop Making Sense. It was an affectionate parody of every uptight white rocker who has ever attempted to get down and get funky. Nearly two decades on, for many people the gesture still defines him.

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