7-29565 Burning Down The House
Produced by Talking Heads
Released on July 1983
US CHART POSITION #9 (charted July 30, 1983 for 20 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-29565 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T he Heads who poked out on Tongues caught fire all right, scoring their first US Top 10 single with “Burning Down The House” (and generating a second popular music video). Those who felt the band had lost their edge (myself included) may have missed the point. Underneath all the smoke is the same cutler of serrated social satire, complete with jagged melodies and sharp hooks. The 12-inch features extended versions of several tracks from Speaking In Tongues. It looks like there's a US 12-inch with a track called "Pull Up The Roots," but I haven't been able to confirm it yet.

TRACK LISTING

  1. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE    (Lyrics: David Byrne/Music: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth)    4:00
  2. I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY    (Lyrics: David Byrne/Music: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth)    4:06

    UK 12-inch track listing
  3. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
  4. I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY (LONG VERSION)
  5. MOON ROCKS (LONG VERSION)

    GER 12-inch track listing
  6. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
  7. SLIPPERY PEOPLE (LONG VERSION)
  8. I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY (LONG VERSION)

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US July 1983 Sire 7" 7-29565 picture sleeve
UK July 1983 Sire 7"/12 W9565/9565T picture sleeve
CAN July 1983 Sire 7" 92 95657  
GER 1983 Sire 12 9201 310 see GER 12" listing
JPN 1983 Sire 7" P-1789 picture sleeve

 

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