David Byrne + Brian Eno

Posted by Jakub

The Catherine Wheel
This week David Byrne and Brian Eno released something for the first time in 30 years, the album is called “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” and the last song posted “The River” is from it. I just picked it up online and pretty much made yesterday a whole day of Byrne + Eno and wanted to share a few tracks from The Catherine Wheel score. As for the new record, i found a lot more straight forward and vocal which is great but i personally wanted more rhythmic sounds accompanying each track since they are both genius in my opinion when it comes to percussion.

Brian Eno/David Byrne – Black Flag


Brian Eno/David Byrne – My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks)


Brian Eno/David Byrne – Dinosaur


Brian Eno/David Byrne – Eggs In A Briar Patch


Brian Eno/David Byrne – The River


Also, If you haven’t seen this already, David Byrne made an organ that sits in the middle of an abandon building that triggers parts of the building to make a sound, it’s really interesting, sadly it’s not too far from me and all my trips and plans to make it out always fall thru, I might just go by myself.

David Byrne – Playing the Building

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Corby says:

August 20, 2008 at 11:15 am

Hmmm. I really like “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” which I bought around 2000 I think. It’s very rhythmic and there’s something about using all those televangelist preachers that’s pretty catchy.


Juan Marin says:

August 21, 2008 at 7:07 am

Amazing how the love for music and abundance of creativity can lead to.

Great post Scott.



rafalski says:

August 22, 2008 at 1:51 am

I was always surprised with how people not realized what impact Eno had on U2. To me, he was a genius who found an instrument to play: a brilliant and presentable host band.
Take “Zooropa”, the album where Eno’s influence was so strong that the next record they released as “Passengers”, who were U2 and Brian Eno together. It wasn’t as good though, Eno is best when in the shadow and U2 in the limelight.

Zooropa’s “Numb” is so reminiscent of “Mea Culpa” from “Bush Of Ghosts”, that we once used to call Eno with my friends “a man who knows how to sell a song twice”.