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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Talking Heads’ David Byrne apologizes for all-male album
  –  March 7, 2018
But some say that there’s no reason for the 65-year-old musician to apologize. “After a career full of women back-up singers, working with a female bassist in Talking Heads, and collaborating with St. Vincent, David Byrne now has to apologize for ...
Episode 30: Matt Murray/Talking Heads
  –  April 9, 2018
This week the gang stops making sense as they tackle Talking Heads, a band that resolutely defies easy classification ... they gradually transformed into pioneers of complex polyrhythmic Afrobeat fusion under the auspices of producer Brian Eno until ...
Episode 30: Matt Murray/Talking Heads
  –  April 9, 2018
Fear Of Music (1979) is a departure for Talking Heads in many ways; the second record of their Eno trilogy finds Byrne working up a new batch of lyrics for the first time since the 1975-76 era, and his response was to create a concept album that most ...
British blues guitarist Laurence Jones announces Talking Heads date
  –  April 5, 2018
British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones will be playing the Talking Heads on Saturday May 5 ... Hailed as one to watch by all corners of the music industry, including press, concert and festival booking agents, blues fans and ...
Talking Heads' 'Naked' at 30: Chris Frantz & Producer Steve Lillywhite Look Back on Band's Swan Song
  –  March 26, 2018
However, it was the music beyond the monkey that made the group's eighth LP one of the most interesting works of their tenure together. Warm and energetic, Naked didn't sound like the previous Talking Heads album. In fact, when the quartet arrived in Paris ...
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 ...
Talking Heads’ David Byrne apologizes for all-male album
  –  March 7, 2018
When promoting his new album on Thursday, the former Talking Heads frontman thanked his collaborators on ... but it seems like women don’t have a place in this American Utopia,” tweets music writer Lauren Martin. Reactions like hers promoted Byrne ...

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