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    David Byrne Talks "Knee Plays" on BBC Radio's "Weekender"

    David Byrne appeared on BBC Radio 2's The Weekender this past Friday to talk about the recent reissue of The Knee Plays and play a couple of tracks off the CD. Straightaway, the show's guest host, Jack Docherty, let David know how happy he was to have the album out on CD, not least because he could finally stop borrowing his dad's car just to hear the original version on the car's cassette player. There's much more about the piece and its origins in this lively discussion; the Scottish host even gets David to say a few words using his old Scottish accent. You can hear the segment at about an hour and a half in by clicking through the latest show at bbc.co.uk.

    And Nicholas L. Hall's review of the CD in The Houston Press offers another reason to tune in. In it, he writes that "the world is richer" for the release of The Knee Plays. The album documents "Byrne at the height of his creative powers," says Hall, "in a constant struggle to define what is interesting, beautiful and ugly about the world." You can read the review at houstonpress.com.

    For more on The Knee Plays, visit kneeplays.com.

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David Byrne Talks "Knee Plays" on BBC Radio's "Weekender"

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David Byrne appeared on BBC Radio 2's The Weekender to discuss the recent reissue of The Knee Plays and play a couple of tracks off the CD. Guest host Jack Docherty let David know how happy he was to have the album on CD, not least because he could finally stop borrowing his dad's car to hear the original version on the car's cassette player. The Houston Press says "the world is richer" for the release of The Knee Plays. The album documents "Byrne at the height of his creative powers, in a constant struggle to define what is interesting, beautiful and ugly about the world."

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David Byrne appeared on BBC Radio 2's The Weekender this past Friday to talk about the recent reissue of The Knee Plays and play a couple of tracks off the CD. Straightaway, the show's guest host, Jack Docherty, let David know how happy he was to have the album out on CD, not least because he could finally stop borrowing his dad's car just to hear the original version on the car's cassette player. There's much more about the piece and its origins in this lively discussion; the Scottish host even gets David to say a few words using his old Scottish accent. You can hear the segment at about an hour and a half in by clicking through the latest show at bbc.co.uk.

And Nicholas L. Hall's review of the CD in The Houston Press offers another reason to tune in. In it, he writes that "the world is richer" for the release of The Knee Plays. The album documents "Byrne at the height of his creative powers," says Hall, "in a constant struggle to define what is interesting, beautiful and ugly about the world." You can read the review at houstonpress.com.

For more on The Knee Plays, visit kneeplays.com.

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