1999 - San Franscisco Film Festival Print
Written by travis   

Travis attended the premiere of the remastered version of "Stop Making Sense" at the San Francisco film festival.

I've been a long-time fan of your site so I thought I'd mention a few things about the SF film festival. The show was great and I was amazed to see all of the band members together. They really must have twisted some arms to get David Byrne up on stage with The Heads. When I showed up I had no idea that they would be there, so I was quite surprised to find myself standing outside next to Jerry Harrison. It was quite a thrill to see Tina Weymouth and Chris Franz show up in their limo. I couldn't tell anything about the supposed digital remastering of the sound because the theater's sound system wasn't very good (at least where I was sitting - way in the back). The movie itself was edited so that it didn't include "Cities" or the "Big Business/I Zimbra" medley. Jonathan Demme explained that he thought that they slowed the film down too much (to which one of the audience members replied, "Yes, but you have to remember that "Cities" rocks!"). David Byrne seemed incredibly uncomfortable and generally refused to say anything. He did, however, confirm what I had been eagerly waiting to hear -- that the new release of the soundtrack will include more or all of the songs from the film (he wasn't exactly clear on that, but he did say that there would be more songs on it). Unfortunately I didn't get an opportunity to ask when they're planning to release "The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads." Maybe next time. All in all it was a really great night, and it was quite a treat to have the band members there.