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Basses Wild: Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads

September 13, 2010

“Basses Wild” is an opportunity for Girl Germs to showcase a female bass player in a band that we might not normally play on the show – a “wild card,” if you will (get it?).
This week we’re featuring Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads. Weymouth was the only female member of the band, and her funk/reggae-tinged bass lines were a huge part of what made Talking Heads so popular. Her trademark style has inspired bass players – male and female – since the ’70s.
Weymouth (who is now 59, if you can believe it) also made a name for herself as one half of Tom Tom Club, a dancehall-tinged take on new wave. Check out video below and see Weymouth’s awesomeness for yourself! (We just wish she would have gotten half the screen time David Byrne got…)

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