I saw Tom Tom Club less than a month ago and can attest that they are incredible. Chris and Tina are absolutely one of the world's greatest rhythm sections and although their material isn't Talking Heads-quality, it's still very very enjoyable.
Onto the main act, and I'd put Fear of Music alongside Remain In Light as a favourite - if you're into Fripp and Eno, it's amazing to see how both of them (particularly Eno) moulded the band's sound away from the scrappy new-wave of the first two albums (neither of which I really rate, apart from one or two tracks). The difference is that they sound like a band rather than just David Byrne-plus-musicians. Even if the truth is more blurred (fair to say that Frantz + Weymouth don't like Eno and vice versa), it just sounds magnificent.
And Stop Making Sense is just a joy to see. I couldn't believe how really wonderful it was when I first saw it after years of only listening to Talking Heads and not seeing them. But it's worth hunting out clips of the band when they had Adrian Belew and Bustah Cherry Jones supplementing their ranks (don't think either are in Stop Making Sense) which is far less slick and more art. I even believe at one point Weymouth, Harrison and Frantz approached Belew about replacing Byrne, but he politely declined since he was probably looking at the King Crimson role (though that may not be chronologically correct)
I'm also an apologist for their later albums too. Naked is a bit too dense and plodding, but True Stories and Little Creatures (which are more or less band-only with scant sessioneers) are really solid and full of great songs if you can get over the 80 production values.
Also, I'd recommend never ever watching their reunion at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. It's incredibly depressing to see four musicians who made all that joyous music put on a bunch of phony smiles and supress all that resentment they've carried about for years while performing perfunctory versions of their hits. Jerry Harrison is the only one who's not pretending - he just sulks his way through the performance. Awkward. They're one of the few bands (along with The Smiths, and, um, I can't think of anyone else) who should never reunite and just preserve their legacy with a bit of dignity.
Edited by Jung Sole Rebel, 07 August 2013 - 03:52 AM.