Wild Nothing “A Dancing Shell”
This week’s Friday Night Video is a bit older but it’s one that reminds me of how Jack Tatum can step outside of the usual Roxy Music joins the Cure playing Fleetwood Mac sound. I haven’t heard anything from Tatum in a while, and, while this isn’t a particularly representative sample of his work, it feels good to boost Wild Nothing anyway. When I first heard this tune, I thought Talking Heads, and I wasn’t the only one. I played it right after “This Must Be The Place” by the Heads when I DJ’ed at a hackathon a couple of years ago.
The video takes 80’s abstraction to another level and could easily be a Talking Heads concept from that time period.