Song Of The Day – “Electricity (Drugs)” by Talking Heads

In deference to friends and family on the East Coast, I’ve postponed my Halloween posting this year in favor of some much needed “Electricity.” When it was released on their 1979 album “Fear Of Music,” the Talking Heads song “Electricity” was renamed “Drugs.” But since family and friends back east could probably use some electricity at this point, I’ve decided to revert back to the song’s original title. Now that I think of it, if you are indeed one of the millions without electricity, perhaps some drugs could help too…just sayin’. Anywho, if you are reading this perhaps you have already recovered power, and if this is the case, I would ask you to repost this essential Talking Heads song in order to spread some “Electricity,” and yes, some “Drugs” around for everyone else. That’s my last comment on Sandy…now back to Talking Heads. By 1979, Brian Eno’s influence was felt all over the Heads’ music, especially on more atmospheric songs like this one. Eno’s input was beginning to create a chasm within the band because they felt that he was monopolizing David Byrne’s attention. Whatever tension Eno’s presence created resulted in the band taking off in a far more interesting direction. This version of “Electricity” comes from the live album “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads.”