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Laurie Tuffrey , February 14th, 2013 11:28

Former Talking Head tells Mark Radcliffe that reforming the band would be like "attempting to reheat a souffle"

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Yesterday, Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club was on the phone to BBC 6 Music's Mark Radcliffe talking about the recording of the band's new EP, 'Downtown Rockers', coming out on March 18 via earMUSIC - listen above.

She also touched on her memories of former CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, recording the Happy Mondays' ill-fated album Yes Please! and the lingering possibility of reforming the Talking Heads.

On the latter, Weymouth tellingly said: "I don't see David Byrne coming forward - I think he's another kind of person than we [herself, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison] are, and I don't know, at least from hearing what he's done, that we would be on the same page anymore.

"We used to have a great chemistry, and I'd like to remember it that way and not be attempting to reheat a souffle."

The Radcliffe and Maconie show is on weekdays from 1-4pm - tune in here.

Equally, watch this space for more Tom Tom Club features coming up over the next few weeks.

Radcliffe's co-host Stuart Maconie also hosts the Freakier Zone show on Saturday nights, which was a Louisville math rock special last week, with Stuart and producer Henrietta Rowlatt playing tracks by Slint, Rodan and June Of 44 - we'd urge you to listen here before it times out in one day's time.

Post-Punk Monk
Feb 14, 2013 8:11pm

A very apt metaphor from Ms. Weymouth! As much as I love the first four Talking Heads albums, I've no desire at all to hear them together again. Her time is better spent on another Tom Tom Club album, in my opinion! Or another US tour...

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