Friday, July 23, 2010

MP3: COOLRUNNINGS - "Road to Nowhere"

"And We're Not Little Children"
Talking Heads released the album Little Creatures in July of 1985. One year and one month later, I was born. My father's original vinyl copy was playing in the background of about 85% of our childhood home videos. I have a deeply happy, deeply nostalgic connection with this album.

My favorite track that most perfectly exemplifies the childish and playful nature of Little Creatures is "Stay Up Late." A close second would have to be the closing track, "Road to Nowhere," of which COOLRUNNINGS just released their cover:

This song is also the closing credits track from the movie Little Monsters (1989) starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. Thanks weekly tape deck, for reminding us of the horrifying memories of nightmares this movie gave us:

Here's another earlier version of the song which is rather different from the album cut:

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