14 of the craziest musical stage props


David Byrne’s Big Suit

The most enduring image from the Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense(besides the lamp dance, anyway) is David Byrne spasming around during “Girlfriend is Better” in a gigantic business suit better suited to Hagrid than the wispy, more Harry-esque Byrne. Inspired by traditional Japanese Noh theatre, Byrne decided the best way to ramp up the Talking Heads’ stage show during was to gradually increase the size of his suit until midway through the performance he looked like he was wearing a giant grey mattress.