Dexter Lake Club Band singer and sax player featured on Hamilton Leithauser’s Talking Heads cover.
This week the Dexter Lake Club Band’s lead singer and saxophonist Tim was back in the studio with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen. Tim is featured on Hamilton’s cover of the Talking Heads song Road To Nowhere. Ham and Tim recorded the song for Amazon Music’s Open Road playlist. Open Road is a collection of cover songs for the listener to, “Hit the road with new takes on classic tune.” In all over thirty artists are featured for the project including Hamilton Leithauser, White Reaper, Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, and Joshua Radin.
You can listen to the track at here at Amazon.
Ham had the following to say about the cover to Entertainment Weekly, “When I was doing this song, I realized there really isn’t any other band in the world that I’ve tried to rip off more than the Talking Heads in my career — and [have] had basically zero success. There’s been more than four-tracks in my life that have been called “Talking Heads Ripoff 1,” “Talking Heads Ripoff 2,” or “Talking Heads Guitar,” “Talking Heads Drums,” and it’s never worked out. I’ve never sounded a thing like them. But there’s no band I’ve tried to sound like more…
They’ve got such a great way of repeating their lyrics and their little music parts in a way that’s so deceptively simple. I had to restructure the order of the [song’s] parts because it sounded ridiculous. I originally tried out their order and I wasn’t getting the mileage that they get.”