The Horror Honeys: Sci-Friday Jam ~ '(Nothing But) Flowers'

Sci-Friday Jam ~ '(Nothing But) Flowers'

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it
There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
You've got it, you've got it
If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower

When I think of bands that always have a little bit of a science fiction edge to their music, The Talking Heads are first on the list. One of the smartest bands in the history of music, The Talking Heads, lead by the genius David Byrne, created the catchiest melodies and paired them with lyrics that forced you to think. "(Nothing But) Flowers" is a song about nature taking back the Earth, but from the perspective of a man who really just wants his Pizza Hut. The video is equally evocative, but unfortunately, forces us to confront the fact that little has changed in the world since 1988.

That's a lot of reality from a New Wave band. ~RH