cassette, thank you) I bought upon my arrival at Marquette University in the Fall of 1984.
From top to bottom, I could sing the words to almost every song from the opening Psycho Killer to Burning Down the House, Once in a Lifetime (with many seizure-inducing actions straight out of the film) and finally, Take Me To The River.
Not sure if we called this 'Alternative' back then, it was more New Wave. Whatever, it got me listening to a hell of a lot more than I used to be. Part performance art, part musical genius. David Byrne really is something to behold. Plus there was a Milwaukee link in that Jerry Harrison from the group was born and raised in the Brew City.
I never saw the movie until we decided to have a "Stop Making Sense" video/dance party at our Fraternity House maybe a year later, but that really didn't matter to me, I loved the sound, concept and performance. I DO remember having to run over to some East Side shitty video store to get a VHS copy of the movie so we could play it on my stereo VHS player that I had bought the summer before.