David Byrne Wants To Dance With Arcade Fire

“Flavor of the month” Arcade Fire were fantastic last night. Win claimed it was the band’s first time playing New York; he loves to fuck with his fans. Anyway, I’ve already dedicated enough posts to Arcade Fire. In lieu of a show review, I’m gonna write about David Byrne.

The Talking Heads frontman was at the show last night, bopping along to “Haiti,” as I stood silently, staring at the back of his gray head. He’s one of my favorite musicians of all time. Arcade Fire (presumably tipped off about David’s appearance) even performed “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).”

Here’s a photo I took of Mr. Awesome at Bonnaroo this past summer.

I have been trying to track down a decent recording of following song for YEARS, ever since I saw David perform it at the Apollo. It’s a brilliant cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” I even converted to .wav first in order to edit out the extraneous stuff … just for you fine Stereogum readers. I’m confident you will enjoy it. If not, feel free to discuss Interpol, The O.C., Arafat, or what have you.

David Byrne – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Live In Paris 6/13/01)” (MP3 Link Expired)

UPDATE: Bowie AND Clapton were there too?! Wow.