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Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Flipside

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New Wave Fans Gather for Annual Byrne’s Night Celebration

New Wave fans the world over have been celebrating David Byrne’s Night, the annual celebration of the iconic Talking Heads front man. It is traditional on Byrne’s night to listen to at least one of the many fantastic Talking Heads albums, discuss the wider body of David Byrne’s career, including some of his lesser-known solo work, and lament the state of popular culture and the downfall of the crazy, fucked-up ideals of the New Wave post-Punk era. The Scottish born musician has produced such hits as Psycho Ceilidh, Burning Down the Haggis and Tam o’Shanter.

Although Talking Heads are a musical group originally hailing from across the pond, the Byrne’s night has actually gained significant traction in Scotland, perhaps due to the rock and roll attitude that both they, and the Scots share.

Speaking to Andy McAndres he exclaimed: ‘Every year it feels like a ‘once in a lifetime’ evening. But it actually occurs every year and thats why I bloody love it.I think the Scots in particular love Byrnes night due to the fact that we also have a ‘road to nowhere’ (Dundee).’

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