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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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Talking Heads Discography Tracks

THEP-33 Talking Heads Talking Heads Megamix(12", Mixed, Unofficial) Euro-Mixx Records, Inc. THEP-33 US 1991 Sell This Version
Vaughan Mason / Talking Heads Vaughan Mason / Talking Heads - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll / Once In A Lifetime VSM Records, Inc. US 1998 Sell This Version
Talking Heads Psycho Killer Not On Label (Talking Heads) 1999 Sell This Version
Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime Not On Label (Talking Heads) US 2000 Sell This Version
DE8003 Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime (The Y2KHeads Mixes)(12", W/Lbl, Unofficial) Not On Label (Talking Heads) DE8003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TH 1 Talking Heads Drumming Heads(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Unofficial) Not On Label (Talking Heads) TH 1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RTG 01 Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime (Remix)(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Talking Heads) RTG 01 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SLIPPY 1 Talking Heads Slippery People 2002(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Talking Heads) SLIPPY 1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Talking Heads Rare 12" Mixes (Comp) Not On Label (Talking Heads) UK 2005 Sell This Version
ghosttown001 Talking Heads / Brian Eno & David Byrne Talking Heads / Brian Eno & David Byrne - I Zimbra / Jezebel Spirit(12") Ghosttown ghosttown001 2005 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2046 Talking Heads Burning Down The House(12", Promo, Unofficial) Sire (2) PRO-A-2046 US 2006 Sell This Version
VILLE 001 Ellis Dee V Talking Heads Ellis Dee V Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (Breaks Remix)(12") Bootyville VILLE 001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
NYNX 2001 The Rolling Stones / Talking Heads The Rolling Stones / Talking Heads - Dance (Instrumental) / Crosseyed & Painless(12") NYNX NYNX 2001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DD 01 D.C. LaRue / Talking Heads D.C. LaRue / Talking Heads - DC Le Groove / Gotta Tape I Wanna Play(12", Promo, Unofficial) Disco Deviance DD 01 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PSYCHO001 Talking Heads Psycho Killer (Lexicon Avenue Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Unofficial, Ltd) Not On Label (Talking Heads) PSYCHO001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DD11 Electra (2) & Candi Staton / Talking Heads Electra (2) & Candi Staton / Talking Heads - Feels Good (You Got The Love) / Heads(12", Promo, Unofficial) Disco Deviance DD11 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PRO-A-846(B) Talking Heads I Zimbra / Burning Down The House(12", Promo, Unofficial) Sire (2) PRO-A-846(B) UK 2011 Sell This Version
Talking Heads TVLKINGHEVDITS Tugboat Edits US 2013 Sell This Version
PRO-A-8361 Talking Heads Talking Heads(12", Unofficial) Sire (2) PRO-A-8361 UK 2013 Sell This Version
NKRMX004 Talking Heads / Yello Talking Heads / Yello - Once In A Lifetime / Bostich(12", Promo, Unofficial) nk rmx NKRMX004 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
PRO-A-1033 Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads(12", Unofficial) Sire (2) PRO-A-1033 US Unknown Sell This Version
PUNK008 Punk vs Talking Heads Punk vs Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (Letting The Days Go By)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label (Punk Series) PUNK008 Unknown Sell This Version
none Talking Heads The Psycho Killers/The Secret Lives Of Tina Weymouth(7", Unofficial) Not On Label (Talking Heads) none Unknown 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 12 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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