Poster, soundtrack on cassette and album and screenshots for David Byrne’s 1986 music movie 'True Stories’.
True Stories is a 1986 American film that spans the genres of musical, art, and comedy, directed by and starring David Byrne of the band Talking Heads. Byrne has described the film as, “A project with songs based on true stories from tabloid newspapers. It’s like 60 Minutes on acid.”
Sounds from True Stories, (Music for Activities Freaks) is the soundtrack to the film. It was released only on cassette and LP.
For the title on the tabloid, a different typeface was used than on the soundtrack and the Talking Heads album (Permanent Headline — note the Q in Quartet). It could be stretched Helvetica UltraCompressed.
Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter
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