Talking Heads

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Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and disbanded in 1991. The band was comprised of David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). They released eight albums, in addition to several well received live albums.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (Performer).

Genres: New wave, post-punk, art punk, pop rock, art pop, funk rock
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Albums

8147-6036 H Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 album art Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 (Album) Sire 8147-6036 H US 1977 Sell This Version
SRK 6058 Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food album art Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings And Food (Album) Sire SRK 6058 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
none Talking Heads - Live On Tour album art Talking Heads Live On Tour Warner Bros. Records none US 1979 Sell This Version
M5S 6076 Talking Heads - Fear Of Music album art Talking Heads Fear Of Music (Album, Single) Sire M5S 6076 US 1979 Sell This Version
KB 288 Talking Heads - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Joe Jackson / Talking Heads Joe Jackson / Talking Heads - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. KB 288 US 1979 Sell This Version
SRK 6095 Talking Heads - Remain In Light album art Talkingheads* Remain In Light (Album) Sire SRK 6095 US 1980 Sell This Version
KB 304 Talking Heads - The Best Of The Biscuit album art Robert Palmer / Talking Heads Robert Palmer / Talking Heads - The Best Of The Biscuit(LP + LP, S/Sided + Transcription) DIR Broadcasting KB 304 US 1980 Sell This Version
2SR5-3590 Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads album art Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Album) Sire 2SR5-3590 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
none Talking Heads - B# Concert Series Featuring Vintage Talking Heads album art Talking Heads B# Concert Series Featuring Vintage Talking Heads(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) Thirsty Ear Productions none US 1982 Sell This Version
1-23883, 9 23883-1 Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues album art Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues (Album) Sire, Sire 1-23883, 9 23883-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
238-7460644 Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense album art Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (Album) Sire, Sire 238-7460644 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
TAHTC 2, EJ 24 0352 0 Talking Heads - Little Creatures album art Talking Heads Little Creatures (Album) Sire, Sire TAHTC 2, EJ 24 0352 0 UK 1985 Sell This Version
54 2406121 Talking Heads - True Stories album art Talking Heads True Stories (Album) Sire, Sire 54 2406121 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
W 86-03 Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One W 86-03 US 1986 Sell This Version
P.I.M. 56 Talking Heads - Pioneers In Music #56 / New York All Stars album art Lou Reed / The Ramones* / Talking Heads Lou Reed / The Ramones* / Talking Heads - Pioneers In Music #56 / New York All Stars(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. P.I.M. 56 US 1986 Sell This Version
OTR 87-02 Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 87-02 US 1987 Sell This Version
TC EMC 790156 Talking Heads - Naked album art Talking Heads Naked (Album) Sire, Sire TC EMC 790156 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
W 88-22 Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads Mary Turner (4), Talking Heads - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One W 88-22 US 1988 Sell This Version
RS 88-B Talking Heads - Timothy White's Rock Stars album art Talking Heads Timothy White's Rock Stars(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One RS 88-B US 1988 Sell This Version
90-52 Talking Heads - Superstar Concert Series album art Talking Heads Superstar Concert Series Westwood One 90-52 US 1990 Sell This Version
104 Talking Heads - In The Studio "Talking Heads" album art Talking Heads In The Studio "Talking Heads"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 104 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Talking Heads Berklee Performance Center, 8/24/1979(14xFile, MP3, 320) Wolfgang's none Unknown

Singles & EPs

SRE 1002 Talking Heads - Uh-oh, Love Comes To Town / I Wish You Wouldn't Say That album art Talking Heads Uh-oh, Love Comes To Town / I Wish You Wouldn't Say That Sire SRE 1002 US 1977 Sell This Version
SAA-737 Talking Heads - Love Goes To Building On Fire album art Talking Heads Love Goes To Building On Fire (Single) Sire, Sire SAA-737 US 1977 Sell This Version
6078 520 Talking Heads - First Week/Last Week... Carefree / Uh-oh, Love Comes To Town album art Talking Heads First Week/Last Week... Carefree / Uh-oh, Love Comes To Town(7", Single) Philips 6078 520 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version

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Rich.C

Rich.C

January 13, 2017
Art School and Punk Rock truly came head to head when the Talking Heads formed in 1974. Although they sported neither spiked hair nor pinned shirts, they perfectly embodied the disembodied, and their stuttering vocals, choppy rhythms and detached lyrics fit right in at CBGB's. This phase wouldn't last long, however, as David Byrne's smartly subversive songwriting was bound to find an audience bigger than New York's punk rock elite. With Fear Of Music (1979), the band began to radiate a kind of somber power, as they beefed up their previously lean sound with African rhythms. Remain In Light followed in 1980, and remains one of the more striking albums of that decade or any other. The rhythms were meticulous and yet completely driving, while the production was highly experimental with enough conventional flourishes to make "Once In A Lifetime" a radio success. Their blueprint now set, the group became hugely successful over the course of the 1980s, and their 1984 concert film is widely considered one of the best ever made.
Their music was so immediate that their worldbeat-inspired songs still sound unique in whatever context they're heard. The group gave official notice that it was disbanding in 1991, bringing an inevitable close to one of the most creative and experimental commercially successful acts of the rock 'n' roll era.
manchester

manchester

September 13, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Awesome band that defied the boundaries of Rock music. They fused so much funk into their music that they cannot be considered simply a Rock band. David Byrne is a maverick and a real champion of World music and exploring influences from around the world. This is reflected in their music. They have done so many quality albums from 'Fear of Music', 'Remain in Light', 'Speaking in Tongues' etc, countless memorable singles like 'Once in a Lifetime', 'Slippery People', 'This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)', 'Blind', 'Lifetime Piling Up', 'Psycho Killer', 'Burning Down the House'.... The list goes on and on. A really innovative rock group that you can dance to - they were always played in all the cool pre-house dance clubs in New York. The funkiest Rock band ever - hell they were so funky you would think they were black!

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