Talking Heads

Talking Heads



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. They 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]



Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Berklee Performing Arts Centre 24th August 1979
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.
Music video
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
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.

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See Dan Deacon in Talking Heads-Inspired Ed Schrader's Music Beat Video
  –  March 9, 2018
Baltimore noise-rock duo, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, released the gleeful new video for "Riddles," the title track of their buzzy third album produced by electro-pop composer Dan Deacon. Electronic composer behind 'Rat Film' score also discusses threats to ...
Ranking: Every Talking Heads Album from Worst to Best
  –  March 8, 2018
From their first gig opening for the Ramones in 1975 until the (eventually permanent) hiatus that followed the release of Naked in 1988, the Talking Heads released eight albums of music potently attuned to the absurdities and anxieties of late 20th century ...
World Premiere: Riders Against the Storm cover Talking Heads with ‘Same’
  –  March 7, 2018
Talking Heads did so without straight hi-jacking anyone’s culture ... It looks like tours and new music (finally) that is already in the bag. It looks like a level of recognition and influence the people want. In short: “THE CHAMPS IS HERE!”
Talking Heads front-man David Byrne has apologised for only working with men on his new album
  –  March 6, 2018
And it’s all guys? Like, come on. David Byrne, who worked alongside bassist Tina Weymouth (whose contribution to the music made by Talking Heads was often the element that stood out the most), was not angry about people pointing out the complete lack of ...
Mystic Bowie To Release Debut "MYSTIC BOWIE'S TALKING DREADS" Album Featuring Reggae Versions Of Talking Heads Hits And More On June 15
  –  March 1, 2018
"Talking Dreads covers Talking Heads songs as shimmering one-drop reggae jewels…swapping out urbanity for roots and sincerity." Since introducing his musically revolutionary Talking Dreads project at the High Times Music Festival in Negril in 2015 ...
World Premiere: Riders Against the Storm cover Talking Heads with ‘Same’
  –  March 7, 2018
Talking Heads did so without straight hi-jacking anyone’s culture ... All of my heroes as a kid were comedians (Richard Pryor), musicians (A Tribe Called Quest), or athletes (Roberto Clemente). Our comedy group in Rhode Island (before Austin), In ...

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