Talking Heads

Talking Heads

 

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Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.[9] The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). Described by critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine as "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s",[3] the group helped to pioneer new wave music by integrating elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image.[3]

Former art school students, who became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene, Talking Heads released their debut Talking Heads: 77 to positive reviews in 1977 and subsequently collaborated with producer Brian Eno on a trio of experimental and critically acclaimed releases: More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978), Fear of Music (1979), and Remain in Light (1980).[3] After a hiatus, the band hit its commercial peak in 1983 with the US Top 10 hit "Burning Down the House" and released the concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme.[3] They released several more albums, including their best-selling LP Little Creatures (1985), before disbanding in 1991.[10]

In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and three of their songs ("Psycho Killer", "Life During Wartime", and "Once in a Lifetime") were included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.[11] Talking Heads were also included at number 64 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[12] In the 2011 update of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked at number 100.[13]

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Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Berklee Performing Arts Centre 24th August 1979
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Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Berklee Performing Arts Centre 24th August 1979 is an album by musical group Talking Heads, released on October 26, 2017.
Remain in Light
 
Remain in Light is the fourth studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980 through Sire Records.
Fear of Music
 
Fear of Music is the third studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released on 3 August 1979 on Sire Records.
Once in a Lifetime
 
"Once in a Lifetime" is a song by new wave band Talking Heads.

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Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

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P.M. Dawn Blends ‘1999’ With Talking Heads and Harry Nilsson: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
  –  December 17, 2017
"Fantasia's Confidential Ghetto" is a three-part, eight-minute long medley blending bold re-interpretations of Prince's "1999," Talking Heads' iconic "Once in a ... "Everyone who's an artist or musician is only a big giant ball of mush of everybody they ...
Musician, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne blogs about his visit to Rock Lititz
  –  October 10, 2017
On the heels of Katy Perry's visit to town during Rock Lititz-based rehearsals for her tour, musician David Byrne is the latest celebrity to visit the area and talk about his experience. Amid posted photos of the bucolic area around the Rock Lititz ...
Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”
  –  December 18, 2017
The benign way to look at “Life During Wartime” by The Talking Heads is as a sci-fi premise ... Found on the band’s 1979 album Fear Of Music, the song is credited to all four group members (David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris ...
P.M. Dawn Blends ‘1999’ With Talking Heads and Harry Nilsson: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
  –  December 17, 2017
"Fantasia's Confidential Ghetto" is a three-part, eight-minute long medley blending bold re-interpretations of Prince's "1999," Talking Heads' iconic "Once in a Lifetime ... had clearly grown frustrated by the music industry. In the same 1996 interview ...
Talking Heads' David Byrne to play solo show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre
  –  December 13, 2017
David Byrne, the musical auteur who helped transition punk rock to new wave with the seminal band Talking Heads, then expanded to world music and other genres, will play F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, it was just announced. Byrne, who was inducted into ...
Former Talking Heads David Byrne to perform at Hershey Theatre; here's how to get tickets
  –  December 13, 2017
Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne is coming to Hershey in 2018 ... He is probably best known as one of the pioneers of the new wave music movement. Tickets are available at the Hershey Theatre Box Office by phone at 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000 ...
David Byrne Is Promising His Most Ambitious Show Since Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ On His New Tour
  –  December 12, 2017
So far, the run is a small one, limited to just six East Coast shows through the U.S., but if things go well, it’s totally plausible that the Talking Heads frontman adds a ... and gear around the periphery of a music show—amps, monitor mixers, stage ...
Talking Heads’ David Byrne, comedian Eddie Izzard set to perform in Kingston
  –  December 12, 2017
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and comedian Eddie Izzard ... March 10 at 8 p.m. “Byrne returns to UPAC to perform a retrospective of his 40-year music career,” the Bardavon said in prepared materials. Hits include “Burning ...
Iconic Talking Heads founder David Byrne to perform at Kirby Center in WB
  –  December 12, 2017
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_DAVID-BYRNE-PRESS-1.jpg David Byrne’s time as the frontman for Talking Heads built his reputation as one of music’s most unique creators, but his recent works include critically acclaimed ...

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