One Week After Announcing Eight-Track Label, Big Bucks Lands a Couple of Talking Heads
|Big Bucks, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in Austin in 1996|
Bucks just sent word that he has added another act to the roster: Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth's Tom Tom Club. Forthcoming within "the first three, four months of 2011" will be the band's in-concert album, Genius of Live, and the couple has signed off on releasing some 30 copies, which will sold to the highest bidders. The eight-track will be numbered and signed by the former Talking Heads.
"There's really not a lot of information yet," says Bucks, "because we haven't developed our plans specifically. But Chris and I have known each other since '82, and he flew me up to their house a few years ago to organize their archives, so we have a longstanding friendship." Bucks met the couple backstage at the Bronco Bowl after a Heads show. As Frantz recounted last year, Bucks "somehow finagled his way backstage during soundcheck, I believe."
Says Bucks, the, ahem, signing of Tom Tom Club to Cloud 8 is "yet another step in our fascinating relationship. And if I can get the right funding, what I am hoping is that this can slowly -- or, hell, quickly -- grow into me getting the rights to reissue older albums. T-Rex's The Slider was just reissued on vinyl for, like, the 10th time. Why can't I do that on eight-track?"