David Byrne may not be the first person you think of when Strat legends come to mind, but since the Talking Heads’ earliest days, when they would help sharpen New York’s late '70s new wave scene, he’s made his indelible musical mark with Fenders. First, it was a Duo Sonic; later a 1962 sunburst Stratocaster.
The minimalist, jagged guitar patterns that informed Talking Heads' first recordings bore the distinct sound of the Strat - the ‘62 especially, which became Byrne‘s road dog for many years.
Check out this live clip from 1980 of Take Me To The River, in which Byrne and the Heads are augmented by guitar maverick Adrian Belew.
Tent-show revival meetings this cathartic could only come from Stratocasters.