Talking Heads

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A band who would either fit into the New Wave or Post Punk bracket, they also had connections to Brian Eno.


Talking Heads were formed in 1975out of New York City and active until 1991.

They consisted of;-
David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar)
Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals)
Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals)
Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals).
Other musicians also regularly made appearances athe shiws and on albums.

The New Wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of Punk, Art Rock, Funk, Avant-Garde, Pop, World Music, and Americana.
Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed neurotic, whimsical lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances.

Well known music critic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine described The Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits."

In the year 2002, they inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (Fear of Music) at number 76.
In the 2011 update of Rolling Stone 's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked at No. 100.

Below is their most well known track;-

Albums List

1) Talking Heads: 77 (1977)

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2) More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)

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3) Fear of Music (1979)

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4) Remain in Light (1980)

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5) Speaking in Tongues (1983)

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6) Little Creatures (1985)

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7) True Stories (1986)

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8) Naked (1988)

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Members Name Check

  • David Byrne — lead vocals, guitar (1975–91)
  • Chris Frantz — drums (1975–91)
  • Jerry Harrison — keyboards, guitar (1977–91)
  • Tina Weymouth — bass (1975–91)

External Links

Talking Heads Facebook Page