David Byrne Knows: Stage Presence Matters

Oh David Byrne how I love thee. Talking Heads would’ve been so rad to shoot:

With music shows, there is inevitably so much gear on stage – guitars, drums, keyboards, amps – that sometimes the gear ends up being lit as much as the performers. To mitigate this a little bit I had all the metal hardware (cymbal stands and keyboard racks) painted matte black so that it wouldn’t outshine the musicians. We hid guitar amps under the riders that the backing band played on, so those were invisible too.

– from How Music Works, 2012