Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★★★

Absolutely blown away. After I finished this i immediately restarted it and watched the first 30 minutes again (through 'Burning down the House'). The buildup is incredible, starting with Byrne doing a mesmerizing solo show for "Psycho Killer", and continuing as the band members subsequently join him out on stage one or two at a time until the explosive two song segment of "Slippery People" and "Burning Down the House".

Demme does a fantastic job of capturing the frenetic energy of this group as well as just the sheer fun they seem to have on stage together. David Byrne is the only one who didn't seem to have a smile on hi face throughout the entire show and a lot of that is just due to him concentrating on the show experience that he designed. Watching the band dance and jump and laugh while they are playing these songs is just so much fun and the music is so catchy (and sooo much better in a live setting like this) that you can't help but dance along with them.

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