Talking Heads were an American new wave and avant-garde band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Auxiliary musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana.
Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits." In 2002, the band was 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. On a 2011 update of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked at No. 100.
What's your favorite track on Talking Heads (official)'s Remain In Light?
1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
2. Crosseyed and Painless
3. The Great Curve
4. Once in a Lifetime
5. Houses in Motion
6. Seen and not Seen
7. Listening Wind
8. The Overload
amazon.com 1980 release.
anothermag.com Always more than just 'the girl in the band', Weymouth's idiosyncratic sound has secured her place in rock’s canon
Before DVD there was LaserDisc These gems are outthere, but pretty much impossible to find these days. Are there more...?
LD- The Catherine Wheel (Twyle Tharp cheoreographed dance piece with soundtrack by David Byrne)
LD- Storytelling Giant (Talking Heads music video collection)
LD- Magicians of the Earth: The films of Philip Haas (incl 'A Young Man's Dream and a Woman's Secret, exclusive soundtrack by David Byrne)
BOXSET- Ile Aiye (Japan-only boxset with 12" LD with David Byrne narrated documentary, 5" CDvideo 'Umbabarauma audio and video' and 3" audio CD soundtrack incl. David Byrne score)
LD- Between the Teeth (71 minute David Byrne concert film)
LD- Stop Making Sense (special edition with bonus tracks incorporated in the film)
Japanese two-sided promo flyer for 'Stop Making Sense'
Happy birthday Chris Frantz!