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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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Various Love Goes To Building On Fire Various - New Wave (Comp, Album) Vertigo Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Various Psycho Killer Various - Whitman's Punk Sampler Slipped Disc Records Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Various Life During Wartime Various - Times Square (Comp, Album) RSO Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
851 Various Once In A Lifetime Various - Top Of The Pops - 851(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services 851 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WBMS 120 Various Once In A Lifetime and 3 more… Various - Wordy Rapping With The Tom Tom Club(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 120 US 1982 Sell This Version
Various Swamp Various - The King Of Comedy (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Germany 1983 Sell This Version
SAM 19 Various Burning Down The House Various - 4-Play: The Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Double Play Of Hits(2xLP, Smplr) WEA SAM 19 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AR.3448 Various Swamp Various - Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of Motion Picture )(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic Records (2) AR.3448 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
none Various Stay Up Late Various - Concert For The Children Of The Americas(2xLP, Transcription) Radio International none US 1987 Sell This Version
Various Burning Down The House Various - Class X One (Comp) Razormaid Records US 1988 Sell This Version
none Various Interview With David Byrne (Talking Heads) Various - Rockwatch(3xLP) United Stations Programming Network none US 1988 Sell This Version
Various City Of Dreams Various - Greenpeace Rainbow Warriors (Comp) Geffen Records USSR 1988 Sell This Version
SW 105 Various Take Me To The River Various - This Is An Unlicensed Recording Of The Best Of The 80's Live(CD, Album, Unofficial) SW SW 105 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Various Sax And Violins Various - Until The End Of The World (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records India 1991 Sell This Version
Various I Zimbra (12 and 3 more… Various - The Flashback Four - Hits And Rarities Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Mute US 1992 Sell This Version
19 Various Sax And Violins Various - Expand-O CD Tune Up 19(CD, Promo) The Album Network 19 US 1992 Sell This Version
724384 161446 Various Psycho Killer Various - The Best Rock Album In The World Ever(Cass) Virgin 724384 161446 1996 Sell This Version
Various Road To Nowhere Various - Music Of The Millennium (Comp) Universal Music TV UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Various Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) Various - EMI Catalogue Sales Conference Sampler Spring 1999(CDr, Smplr) EMI Catalogue none UK 1999 Sell This Version
Various Once In A Lifetime Various - The Family Man (Music From The Motion Picture) (Comp) London-Sire Records Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
Danny Krivit Born Under Punches (And The Beat Goes On) Danny Krivit - Grass Roots (Comp) Strut UK 2001 Sell This Version
Various Once In A Lifetime (Same As It Never Was) (Liquid People Dub Mix) Various - MTV Ibiza 2001 (Comp) Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PGCDPM1 Playgroup Once In A Lifetime Playgroup - Partymix Volume One(CD, Mixed) Playgroup PGCDPM1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
531 9612 Various Slippery People Various - Totally New Wave - The Essential New Wave Album(CD, Album) EMI Gold 531 9612 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Various Once In A Lifetime Various - Dance Sampler 3(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) Warner Music International none US 2001 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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