Talking Heads (official)

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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.

Work of David Byrne: Conceptual Developments from Talking Heads to the Present

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'Song and Circumstance' is the first book to offer a full account of David Byrne's sprawling artistic portfolio. The account of Byrne's career, while told in roughly chronological order, is ordered by choosing a specific abstract approach, or a combination of two approaches, for each chapter, discussing the parallels and contradictions between such approaches to benefit the interpretation of Byrne's art.

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Talking Heads: Chronology

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The Chronology DVD shows the start of Talking Heads (official) in their simplest raw form, up until the short comaback performance at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

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amazon.com Chronology pulls together live performances from across Talking Heads' career. It starts with their earliest days at CBGB and The Kitchen in New York City in the mid-seventies, through their breakthrough years in the late seventies and on to global success in the eighties. They completed their la...

Stop Making Sense - Blu Ray [Blu-ray]

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Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathan Demme's celebrated film captures Talking Heads (official) live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983.
The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk onto an empty stage and give a mesmerizing, stripped-back rendition of Psycho Killer. From here the set and the band literally evolve song by song until both are complete and Byrne appears in his iconic 'big suit'.
Capturing the infectious energy of a unique Talking heads performance, Stop Making Sense is an unforgettable musical and cinematic experience.

Bonus Features: Bonus Tracks - 'Cities', Big Business' / 'I Zimbra'; One hour band press conference; Audio commentary with the band and Jonathan Demme; 3 Audio Mixes: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Feature Film Mix, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Studio Mix, PCM 2.0 Stereo Mix.

amazon.com Widely hailed as the greatest concert movie ever made, director Jonathan Demme's celebrated film captures. Talking Heads live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre in December, 1983. The film's legendary opening sees David Byrne walk onto an empty stage and give a mesmerizing, stripped-back rendition o...

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David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

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