Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads' bass guitar

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Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads' Bass Guitar, 1978
Tina Weymouth played this bass guitar onstage and during the recording of the first three Talking Heads albums.

More about Tina
Tina was born in Coronado, California, in 1950. While attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, she formed Talking Heads with fellow students Chris Frantz and David Byrne. They applied a minimalist approach to their songs and performances that immediately appealed to the sensibilities of the growing punk-rock scene in New York City. As their popularity grew, they added former Modern Lovers keyboardist Jerry Harrison to the lineup. Talking Heads became one of the most adventurous bands in rock history, eventually drawing from funk, minimalism and African and Brazilian music to create a new sound that was both visionary and visceral.