7-29080 Stop Making Sense (Girlfriend Is Better)
Produced by Talking Heads
Released on November 1984
no chart information
Find it at GEMM
7-29080 w. picture sleeve
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T he concert film Stop Making Sense took its name from a line in “Girlfriend Is Better,” so when it came time to release a single, what song could be better? Actually, most of the tracks on Stop Making Sense. The single is an edited version of the concert piece, excising much of the keyboard solo at the end of the original. It didn’t chart, but it was never a great song to begin with. A live version of “Heaven” from the same venue that didn’t make the original album cut was included as the B side. It didn’t appear on the expanded reissue of Stop Making Sense either (go figure...), so the single is something of a collectible. Unfortunately, I got the 7-inch promo, which substitutes the studio version of “Girlfriend Is Better” on the flip side. And it does appear that they were rebranding the song as “Stop Making Sense (Girlfriend Is Better),” so I’ve honored that here.

TRACK LISTING

    US 7-inch track listing
  1. STOP MAKING SENSE (GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER)
  2. HEAVEN

    US 7-inch promo track listing
  3. STOP MAKING SENSE (GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER)    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    3:32
  4. GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    4:25

    UK 7-inch track listing
  5. GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER
  6. ONCE IN A LIFETIME

    UK 12-inch track listing
  7. GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER (EXTENDED VERSION)
  8. ONCE IN A LIFETIME

CREDITS

E.T. Thorngren, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz -- mixing (1)
Michael Hodgson -- design

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US November 1984 Sire 7" 7-29080 picture sleeve
US 1984 Sire 7PRO 7-29080 picture sleeve, see promo listing
UK November 1984 EMI 7" EMI5509 picture sleeve
UK November 1984 EMI 12 12EMI5509  

 

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