This night thread is dedicated to Tina Weymouth, bassist for the Talking Heads (and Tom Tom Club). I don’t know much about music, but I love the Talking Heads, and Weymouth seems pretty badass. Here’s what No Treble says about her:
While some bass players make a living playing in a subtle and mellow manner, Weymouth does just the opposite. Instead of playing longer notes that provide a glue-like adhesion to the sound of a band, she manages to support the rhythm section with articulation, space, and acute attention to note duration. Her style reflects distinctive and syncopated notes with a tone that cuts through the mix, providing boldness to the overall sound of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. Her playing and writing style is edgy—a product of pop, punk and modern art in the 1980s.
Here she is with the Talking Heads playing “Psycho Killer” at their Hall of Fame induction.
Have a great night, Avocados!