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Talking Heads

(clockwise from top center: Frantz, Harrison, Byrne, Weymouth)
Background information
Origin U.S. flag New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Punk rock
Art Punk
New Wave
Post-punk
Years active 1974–1991
Label(s) Sire
EMI
Associated
acts
Brian Eno
David Byrne
The Modern Lovers
Tom Tom Club
Former members
David Byrne
Jerry Harrison
Tina Weymouth
Chris Frantz

The Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. The band was comprised of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison, but auxiliary musicians frequently made appearances in concert and on the groups albums. Image File history File links Talking Heads promotional image This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... The Clockwise direction A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Art punk is a music genre that is artistic, experimental and avant garde in nature. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Jerry Harrison (born February 21, 1949) was the keyboardist and guitarist for the influential New Wave group Talking Heads. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Chris Frantz (born Charlton Christopher Frantz, May 8, 1951 in Fort Campbell, KY, United States) was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Chris Frantz (born Charlton Christopher Frantz, May 8, 1951 in Fort Campbell, KY, United States) was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Jerry Harrison (born February 21, 1949) was the keyboardist and guitarist for the influential New Wave group Talking Heads. ...


The music of the Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, new wave pop, funk, world music and art rock. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Talking Heads as "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits."[1] Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Art rock is a term used to describe a subgenre of rock music with experimental or avant-garde influences that emphasizes novel sonic texture. ... David Byrne may be: David Byrne (politician) (born 1947), Irish & European official David Byrne (musician) (born 1952), musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrnes self-titled album David Byrne (footballer) (born 1961), football player David Byrne (web designer) (born 1981), Australian Web / Graphic Designer David Byrne (soccer), (born...


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; the Channel 4 '100 greatest albums' poll had one album (Fear of Music) at number 76. Their concert film Stop Making Sense is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the genre.[2] Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Promotional Book Cover The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed 1984 concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ...

Contents

History

1974-1977: First years

Formed in 1974 at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, the band was initially called The Artistics and consisted of three members: David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums, percussion), and Tina Weymouth (bass guitar, vocals). In an interview[specify], Weymouth recalled how the group chose the name "Talking Heads": "A friend had found the name in the TV Guide, which explained the term used by TV studios to describe a head-and-shoulder shot of a person talking as 'all content, no action.' It fit." Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


Moving to New York the nascent Heads landed a gig, opening for The Ramones at the legendary CBGBs club. In 1976, they added Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, vocals), formerly of Jonathan Richman's band The Modern Lovers. The group quickly drew a following and was signed to Sire Records in 1977. This article is about the state. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Jonathan Richman (born 16 May 1951) is an American proto-punk musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Their first album, Talking Heads: 77 was released soon afterward. Talking Heads: 77 is the first album by Talking Heads. ...


1978-1982: With Brian Eno

It was with their second album, 1978's More Songs About Buildings and Food that the band began its long-term collaboration with rock pioneer Brian Eno, who had previously worked with Roxy Music, David Bowie and Robert Fripp. Eno's unusual style meshed well with the group's artistic sensibilities, and they gained the confidence to explore in a wide variety of musical directions.[citation needed] Though the first album's "Psycho Killer" had been a minor hit, it was More Songs' cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River" that broke Talking Heads into general public consciousness. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... More Songs About Buildings and Food is a July 14, 1978 (see 1978 in music) art punk album by Talking Heads. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Psycho Killer is the name of a new wave song from the 1977 Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77. ... This article is about the singer. ...


The experimentation continued with 1979's Fear of Music, which flirted with the darker stylings of post punk rock.[citation needed] The single "Life During Wartime" produced the memorable[attribution needed] catchphrase, "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco." 1980's Remain in Light, heavily influenced by the Afro-Beat of Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti, whose music Eno had introduced to the band, explored African polyrhythms, foreshadowing Byrne's later interest in world music. In order to perform these more complex arrangements the band toured with an expanded group, first at the Heatwave festival in August, and later in their famous concert film Stop Making Sense. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Fear of Music was the third album by Talking Heads, released in 1979. ... Post-punk was a popular musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s. ... Life During Wartime is a song by New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Remain in Light is an album by Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Afrobeat is a combination of American funk rhythms fused with African percussion and vocal styles, popularized in Africa in the mid to late 1960s. ... Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15, 1938 - August 2, 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. ... Polyrhythm is the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Heatwave promotional poster Heatwave was a rock festival August 23, 1980, outside of Toronto, Canada at Mosport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario. ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed 1984 concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ...


The album's single, "Once in a Lifetime," failed to make an impression upon its release, but grew into a popular standard over the next few years on the back of its music video, one of the first signs[attribution needed] of the power music videos would exert during the 1980s. Once in a Lifetime is a popular song by Talking Heads, from their album Remain in Light, and was later used for the promotion of the concert film Stop Making Sense. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense, (Special release 2003.)
Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense, (Special release 2003.)

After releasing four albums in barely four years, the group paused waited nearly three years before releasing another. In the meantime, they released a live album, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, toured the U.S. and Europe as an eight-piece group, and parted ways with Brian Eno, who went on to produce albums with the group U2. Image File history File links Talking Heads promotional image File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Talking Heads promotional image File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...


1983-1991: Post-Brian Eno

1983 saw the release of Speaking in Tongues, a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House". Once again, a striking video was inescapable during the song's run. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated another live album of the same name. The Speaking in Tongues tour would be their last. Speaking in Tongues is a 1983 album by the band Talking Heads. ... Burning Down the House is a 1983 song by Talking Heads, from their album Speaking in Tongues. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed 1984 concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ...


Three more albums followed, 1985's Little Creatures (which featured the prominent hit singles "And She Was" and "Road to Nowhere") 1986's True Stories (Talking Heads covering all the soundtrack songs of Byrne's musical comedy film, in which the band also appeared) and 1988's Naked. The sound of Little Creatures and True Stories were much more American pop rock, while Naked took heavy Latin influence with polyrhythmic styles like those seen on Remain in Light.[citation needed] During that time the group was falling increasingly under David Byrne's control[citation needed], and after Naked the band went on "hiatus." This article is about the year. ... Little Creatures is a 1985 album by Talking Heads. ... And She Was is the name of a rock song from the 1985 Talking Heads album Little Creatures written by David Byrne. ... Road to Nowhere is a cheerful song about death by the Talking Heads, from the 1985 album Little Creatures. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... True Stories is a popular album released by the band Talking Heads at the time of the True Stories movie release. ... True Stories is an American musical film directed by and starring musician David Byrne. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other albums and songs with the same title as well as other uses of the word, see Naked. ...


It took until 1991 for an official announcement to be made that Talking Heads had broken up. A brief reunion occurred, however, in 1991 for "Sax and Violins," an original single that appeared on the soundtrack to Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World. During this breakup period, David Byrne continued his solo career, releasing Rei Momo in 1989 and The Forest in 1991. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Ernst Wilhelm (Wim) Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German film director, playwright, photographer, and producer. ... Until the End of the World (German: Bis ans Ende der Welt) is a 1991 film by the German-born film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig Dommartin. ... Rei Momo is an album by David Byrne, released on October 9, 1989. ... The Forest (A Selva) is a 2002 film directed by Leonel Vieira. ...


1992-present: Post break-up

Frustrated by David Byrne's lack of interest in another album, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison reunited without him for a one-off album called No Talking, Just Head under the name The Heads in 1996, featuring a rotating cast of vocalists, including Debbie Harry. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The Heads were Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, who released the album No Talking, Just Head in 1996. ... No Talking, Just Head is an album by The Heads, a band composed of Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, joined by a variety of guest singers. ... The Heads were Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, who released the album No Talking, Just Head in 1996. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a singer-songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ...


Byrne has gone on to become something of a rock icon in recent years[attribution needed], while Harrison has become a producer of some note — his résumé includes the Violent Femmes' The Blind Leading the Naked, the Fine Young Cannibals' The Raw and the Cooked, Crash Test Dummies' God Shuffled His Feet, Live's Throwing Copper, the No Doubt song "New" from Return of Saturn and most recently The Black and White Years and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Frantz and Weymouth, who were married in 1977, had been recording on the side as Tom Tom Club since 1981. Tom Tom Club's self-titled debut album sold almost as well as Talking Heads themselves, leading to the band appearing in Stop Making Sense. They achieved several pop/rap hits under that name, particularly in the UK; their single "Genius of Love" has been sampled numerous times, notably on old school hip hop classic "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)" by Grandmaster Flash and Mariah Carey's 1995 hit "Fantasy." They also have produced several artists, including Happy Mondays, and Ziggy Marley. This article is about the band. ... The Blind Leading The Naked is the third album by the Violent Femmes. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals were an English band best known for its 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England, by vocalist Roland Gift and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... The Raw and the Cooked is the second album by Fine Young Cannibals. ... This article is about a music group. ... God Shuffled His Feet is a 1993 album by the Crash Test Dummies. ... Live (IPA pronunciation: , rhymes with five)[2] (also typeset as LIVE) is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums). ... Singles from Throwing Copper Throwing Copper is a 1994 album by Live. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Return of Saturn is the fourth album by ska punk band No Doubt, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... The Black and White Years are an indie electro-rock band based in Austin, TX. Formed in 2006, the band consists of Scott Butler, Landon Thompson and John Aldridge. ... Kenny Wayne Shepherd or KWS (Kenny Wayne Brobst, Jr) (musician) (June 12, 1977-) is an American Blues musician. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed 1984 concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. ... Old school hip hop is a term used to describe the very earliest hip hop music to come out of the block parties of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Joseph Biggie Grand Saddler (born January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a American hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Fantasy is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Dave Hall for Careys sixth album, Daydream. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Reunion

The band played together for the last time on March 18, 2002, at the ceremony of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


There is reportedly bad blood between band members, so a lasting reunion is unlikely. David Byrne also states: "That's one reason, and another is that musically we're just miles apart."[3]


Discography

Discography of the new wave band Talking Heads. ...

Influence

Talking Heads have influenced a number of bands:

  • The band Radiohead took their name from a Talking Heads song[citation needed]
  • The logo of Nine Inch Nails was inspired by the typography used on the Remain in Light album cover.
  • When the band now known as Hüsker Dü was doing a cover of "Psycho Killer", singer Grant Hart could not remember the French lyrics and instead started saying random phrases in foreign languages. Someone in the audience shouted "Husker Du" (literally, "do you remember?"), and the name stuck.[citation needed]
  • In an interview with VH-1[when? ], Ice-T stated that "Psycho Killer" was the inspiration for "Cop Killer".
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers acknowledged[when? ] Talking Heads among their roots.
  • Widespread Panic lead singer John Bell, frequently raps pieces of "This Must Be the Place" during the song "Blight".[citation needed]
  • The band are mentioned in the Edan song "Rock & Roll".

Numerous bands including Perpetual Groove, The String Cheese Incident, and Arcade Fire have regularly covered the song "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)"[citation needed]; other covers include the following: Radiohead are an English rock band. ... Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Remain in Light is an album by Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... This article is about the rock band called Hüsker Dü. For other uses, see Husker Du. ... Grant Hart (born March 18, 1961 as Grantzberg Vernon Hart)[1] is an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the influential alternative rock and hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü. After the bands breakup in 1987, Hart formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob... Hūsker Dū? is a young childrens memory game originally published in Sweden in the 1950s, which is still in print. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958)[1], better known by stage name Ice-T, and nickname is an American rapper, rock musician, author, former United States Army soldier, and actor. ... Psycho Killer is the name of a new wave song from the 1977 Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77. ... Cop Killer is the name of a controversial 1992 song by Body Count Cop Killer is also the name of a 1983 movie starring Harvey Keitel and John Lydon Cop Killer is also the name of the fifth episode of the short-lived Shaft television series. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... John Bell is a common name. ... Edan Portnoy is an American alternative hip hop performer, based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Perpetual Groove is an American jam band, which originated in 1997 in Savannah, Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Arcade Fire (often known as The Arcade Fire) is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

  • The band Phish covered the album "Remain in Light" in its entirety during their Halloween show in 1996
  • Living Colour covered "Memories Can't Wait" on their debut album.
  • Canadian band Moxy Fruvous covered "Psycho Killer" on the Live Noise album.
  • Simply Red included a cover of "Heaven" on their 1985 album Picture Book.
  • The band Widespread Panic performs cover versions of "Life During Wartime," "Swamp," "Heaven," "City of Dreams," and "Papa Legba" (from the True Stories album)
  • The Hypertonics have covered "Psycho Killer" a number of times in concert.[citation needed]
  • The band Umphrey's McGee covers "Making Flippy Floppy" and other Talking Heads songs.[citation needed]
  • U2 often performed a snippet of "Life During Wartime" during performances of "Discothèque"[4]
  • Bonnie Raitt covered "Life During Wartime" on her 1995 live album Road Tested and The Automatic covered the song live on the recent NME Awards Tour
  • Velvet Revolver has released a studio recording of "Psycho Killer" on their EP "Melody and the Tyranny"
  • The Exies also recorded an acoustic cover to "Once in a Lifetime" featured on their new album "A Modern Way of Living with the Truth"
  • Earthsuit (consisting of members Paul Meany and Roy Mitchell, who have since gone on to play in the band Mute Math, as well as Adam LaClave and David Hutchinson) covered "Once in a Lifetime" on their last recording, "The Rise of Modern Simulation."
  • Smashing Pumpkins was known to do a cover version of "Once in a Lifetime" on their Machina tour.

This article is about the band. ... Living Colour is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1983 by Vernon Reid. ... Moxy Früvous is a folk-pop/geek-rock band from the Toronto, Ontario area. ... Simply Red are an English pop band. ... Picture Book is the debut album by blue-eyed soul group Simply Red, released in 1985. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock band from Athens, Georgia. ... Psycho Killer is the name of a new wave song from the 1977 Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77. ... Umphreys McGee is a progressive rock / jam band from Chicago, Illinois whose music is often referred to as progressive improvisation. ... U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen Jr on drums and vocals. ... Discothèque is the lead single from Irish rock band U2s 1997 album, Pop. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Road Tested is a live album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The Automatic otherwise known as The Automatic Automatic, in the U.S. and Canada[1][2], are a band who formed in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales but are now based in Cardiff. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum — plus Scott Weiland, the former-lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s punk band Wasted Youth. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Melody and the Tyranny will be an EP released by Velvet Revolver as a precursor to their eagerly anticipated album Libertad. ... For the Hamburg group of Beatles followers, see Exy The Exies are a rock band from Los Angeles, California that was formed in 1997. ... Earthsuit was a short-lived yet influential New Orleans-based Contemporary Christian Music band in the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Once in a Lifetime is a song by Talking Heads, off their album Remain in Light. ... The Rise of Modern Simulation is the second and final full-length release from Earthsuit. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ... Once in a Lifetime is a song by Talking Heads, off their album Remain in Light. ...

Bibliography

  • Weymouth, Tina (1992). In Sand in the Vaseline (p. 12) [CD liner notes]. New York: Sire Records Company.
  • Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Books, New York (2004).

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References

  1. ^ http://wm10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifoxqr5ldae~T1
  2. ^ Stop Making Sense: Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ Blackman, Guy. "Byrning down the house", The Age, 2005-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-03-13. 
  4. ^ One example can be seen on the PopMart: Live from Mexico City video

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Talking Heads added several sidemen, including a horn section, leaving them free to explore their dense amalgam of African percussion, funk bass and keyboards, pop songs, and electronics.
After its release, Talking Heads embarked on another extensive tour, which would turn out to be their last; it's captured on the Jonathan Demme-directed concert film Stop Making Sense.
After its release, Talking Heads were put on "hiatus"; Byrne pursued some solo projects, as did Harrison, and Frantz and Weymouth continued with their side project, Tom Tom Club.
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