Today on “Wednesdays in WOO”
By the end of the 70’s Bernie Worrell had no choice but to leave Parliament-Funkadelic (for reasons that will become obvious in the book). While he wasn’t overly eager to start his own band, plenty of bands were eager to have his talents.
Talking Heads was looking to move from its art rock roots into something more groove-oriented and funky. They brought on a slew of talent, like bassist Busta Jones, percussionist Steve Scales, and Bernie. The change was immediate, taking Talking Heads to the next level.
Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” concert video is the stuff of legend. And during one of the Talking Heads classic tunes, we get a good look at what Bernie brought to the table.
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