IN FATBOY SLIM’S “WEAPON OF CHOICE,” THERE IS A LINE THAT IS REPEATED MULTIPLE TIMES: “WALK WITHOUT RHYTHM, IT WON’T ATTRACT THE WORM,”
THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL “DUNE.” THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE WALKING THROUGH THE DESERT, AND UNDERNEATH THE DESERT ARE MASSIVE SANDWORMS THAT SOMETIMES EAT TRAVELERS, AND SINCE THEY’RE BLIND, THEY’RE ABLE TO SENSE WHERE THE TRAVELERS ARE FROM MILES AWAY BASED ON RHYTHMIC VIBRATIONS IN THE SAND, FOR EXAMPLE, FOOTPRINTS
SO ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS ADVISES THE OTHER TO “WALK WITHOUT RHYTHM, IT WON’T ATTRACT THE WORM,” SINCE NON-RHYTHMIC FOOTSTEPS WON’T SEEM LIKE THEY’RE COMING FROM A LIVING THING
Here Lies Love| David Byrne & Fatboy Slim ft. Florence Welch
“The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!”
This is such a great version - maybe it’s cheating cause Pete Townshend is playing guitar, but Yvonne Elliman has a great soulful voice. Fatboy Slim clearly though so, if you are familiar with Going Out of My Head.