On returning to the road: “At one point, we thought, ‘Oh, nobody’s interested; we don’t want Tom Tom Club to be a vanity project,'” Frantz says. “But then we started getting emails and invitations from a lot of younger bands who wanted to work with us and we thought,”Maybe there is some interest after all.'”
On a potential Talking Heads reunion: “We were hoping that Talking Heads would get back together, but we haven’t been able to convince one member of the band [singer David Byrne],” Frantz says. “We’ve emailed, but I haven’t spoken face to face with David in a couple of years. He prefers to communicate by email, so there you have it.
My feeling is you’d have to be nuts not to want to work with Talking Heads.”
On 34 years of marriage: “I know they say a good marriage does not make for an interesting story, but that’s not exactly true,” he says. “If you’ve been in a rock band for 36 years, your life has had many twists and turns.”
On the longevity of “Genius of Love”: “We didn’t know that 30 years later it would still sound hip,” Frantz says. “We’re happy when people sample the song because it gives the song a whole other life again, and it always makes us feel good.”
» Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis; with Dan Wilson, Sun., Sun., 8 p.m., $39.50; 410-268-4545.
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