Tina Weymouth

As the punk ethos purveyed an illogical distain for instrumental dexterity, even though seasoned session cats often cut tracks on several seminal sides during the genre’s golden 1975-80 era, the smartest players employed rhythm and space as their primary means of expression.

Among the masters of this less-is-a lot-more modus operandi was founding Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth. Appropriating reggae, dance, and funk influences with an intense minimalist approach, Tina’s work was both groundbreaking and influential to a generation of players.