Le voci rimangono solo voci. Ma la speranza di vedere riuniti i seminali(ssimi) Talking Heads è davvero tanta. Ma facciamo qualche passo indietro. Torniamo a maggio 2016. Il DJ Joe Rock della stazione WMMO sul profilo Facebook scrive: “Rumor has it Talking Heads are in the studio working on a new album and planning a tour for 2017. What other bands would you like to see reunite and tour?”. Ad avallare l’ipotesi con maggiori dettagli ci ha pensato poi il sito Mediamass.net: “There have been strong rumors that the rock band is finally returning to the recording studio working on a what might be a back-to-roots album. [A]s many as eight songs having been put to tape. ‘It’s still in the early stages,’ ‘They got security on the doors to ensure no-one hears a whisper,’ a source said…. Talking Heads are rumoured to be planning a worldwide tour at the end of 2017”. Dopo un solo giorno di “rumors” ecco la smentita da parte dei diretti interessati. Jerry Harrison dichiara: “the rumor is false” mentre Chris Frantz: “I wish it were true. It should be happening but [frontman] David [Byrne] is holding out”.
Un anno dopo David Byrne durante un’intervista a The Creative Independent dichiara: “It would make me a lot of money and get a lot of attention. It would also probably be quite a number of steps backwards as far as being perceived as someone who does a lot of different things”.
Torniamo al presente. Viene aperto un account Instagram ufficiale dei Talking Heads – ancora senza post – forse preludio a qualche annuncio importante. Nel 2020 ‘Remain In Light’ compirà 40 anni… chissà. Sciolti nel 1991 i Talking Heads si erano ritrovati per eseguire tre brani nel 2002 durante la cerimonia che li introduceva nella Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
UPDATE > Intervengono i diretti interessati.
David Byrne: “I have never heard of this, I don’t know what it is or who is doing it, so clearly it can’t be a ‘official’ Talking Heads account. Whatever plans others in the band may have is strictly their own business, and I wish them well”.
Tina Weymouth & Chris Frantz: “We were made aware of the Instagram account a few days ago, as it was brought to life by someone who works with Jerry. We have not even talked about this internally yet. We are all currently happily working on our own projects, and there are no plans for a Talking Heads reunion”.