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July 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Celebrate the national launch of Remain in Love — Chris Frantz’s dynamic new memoir — on the day of its official release when Chris Frantz himself takes over Pequot Library’s Facebook Live!
In Remain in Love, Frantz shares the details of his time as the drummer and co-founder of Talking Heads, but at the book’s core is Frantz’s romance with bassist Tina Weymouth, with whom he not only formed a life but a second band, Tom Tom Club. Remain in Love is studded with memorable names from the era and filled with a sense of place and time.
About Remain in Love
Two iconic bands. An unforgettable life.
One of the most dynamic groups of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like “Psycho Killer” and “Burning Down the House” that captured the post-baby boom generation’s intense, affectless style.
In Remain in Love, Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads—their days as art students in Providence, moving to the sparse Chrystie Street loft Frantz, Weymouth, and Byrne shared where the music that defined an era was written. With never-before-seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn—and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontman.
At the heart of Remain in Love is Frantz’s love for Weymouth: their once-in-a-lifetime connection as lovers, musicians, and bandmates, and how their creativity surged with the creation of their own band Tom Tom Club, bringing a fresh Afro-Caribbean beat to hits like “Genius of Love.”
Studded with memorable places and names from the era—Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Stephen Sprouse, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, and Debbie Harry among them—Remain in Love is a frank and open memoir of an emblematic life in music and in love.
About Chris Frantz
Chris Frantz is a musician, producer, and the drummer for the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, which he co-founded with wife and Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth. Frantz is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and hosts his own radio show called “Chris Frantz the Talking Head” on WPKN.
September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am