Back in the day (late 70s and most of the 1980s), the Talking Heads were among my favorite new wave bands. “Wild Wild Life” was one of those songs (“Psycho Killer” was another) that I couldn’t get enough of. I first heard it in David Byrne’s independent film project, “True Stories” in 1986 and went out and bought the album of the same name. I kept playing “Wild Life” on repeat until I had to purchase a new copy of the album. My copy was on vinyl–CDs were new on the market but hadn’t overtaken LP sales yet.
At the time I was a young newlywed and I still thought I’d married a good man. My new husband hadn’t started showing his true colors yet (or I just didn’t see or chose not to see the red flags). I remember being incredibly flattered because he often compared my looks with Tina Weymouth, the bassist for the band (and in fact, in those days I did resemble her).
So without further ado, here’s my 1986 earworm. Yes, that is a young John Goodman (of Roseanne fame) in the video–he appeared in the David Byrne film and some movie scenes are in this video.