Talking Heads were a new wave band which formed in 1974 in New York City, New York, United States. The band originally consisted of David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Tina Weymouth (bass) and Chris Frantz (drums), who had met while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. The band added Jerry Harrison (keyboards & guitar) in early 1977. The band released eight studio albums before disbanding in 1991. ...show more
Talking Heads were a new wave band which formed in 1974 in New York City, New York, United States. The band originally consisted of David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Tina Weymouth (bass) and Chris Frantz (drums), who had met while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. The band added Jerry Harrison (keyboards & guitar) in early 1977. The band released eight studio albums before disbanding in 1991.
Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Talking Heads first appeared on the New York music scene as a trio in 1974. At the time, the band consisted only of Byrne, Frantz and Weymouth and was initially called The Artistics. By 1975, the band had recorded a demo album for CBS Records and landed a gig opening for the Ramones at CBGB in June 1975, which was the first time the band used the name Talking Heads.
The band was signed to Sire Records in late 1976 and the group released their first single, "Love → Building on Fire" in February 1977. In March 1977, the band added Jerry Harrison, formerly of Jonathan Richman's band The Modern Lovers. Their first album, Talking Heads: 77 was released soon afterward and did not contain the earlier single, although it did include the underground singles Psycho Killer and Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town. Despite being regulars at New York's legendary cbgb, the band only began to break through further with the landmark Brian Eno-produced, 1978 album More Songs About Buildings and Food, an album which continued in the same vein, but with a more accessible style, wittier lyrics, and ultimately better songs. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Talking Heads
Real Live Wires (Live)
Bonus Rarities & Outtakes
The Best Of Talking Heads
Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand In The Vaseline
Once In A Lifetime: The Talking Heads Box
Naked [w/Bonus Track]
True Stories [w/Bonus Tracks]
And She Was / And She Was [Dub] [Digital 45]
Little Creatures [w/Bonus Tracks]
Once In A Lifetime / This Must Be the Place [Naïve Melody] [Live at the Pantages Theatre, December 1983] [Digital 45]
Playlists Containing Tracks by Talking Heads
We Are Scientists: "TV en Français" inspirat…
History Of Rock n Roll
Encore! Encore! Encore!
New Wave: The Definitive Playlist?
Alter Nation: Alternative's Influential Songs
MULTI CULTI SOUNDS
My 1000 Favourite Songs of all time
1985: Pop Hits
The Nostalgia Playlist
1983: Pop Hits
Arrow Rock 500 - 2013
[Crowdsourced] Songs of the Open Road
Acoustic Rock Songs
Did someone say party?
Every #1 Alternative Song 1988 - Present
NME: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
1986 Charts Music
Can't get enough of that Bo Diddley Beat
Ghoulies 'They'll get you in the end' (Hallow…
Trick Or Treat: The best Halloween Mix
Halloween Party - The Ultimate Spook List
Soulful & Exciting 1985
20 Hours On A Jetplane
Don't Worry About the Government
80s 90s Time Machine
Back to the 80s
Playlists We Love
UK TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the top-selling singles in the UK, updated regularly.
New Releases UK
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the UK
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
Every Monday we publish a chart of the Top 100 tracks added to playlists in the previous week
New Releases USA
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the USA
Indie Feel Good
A hand picked selection of new indie music chosen to put a lift in your step & a smile on your face.
The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
USA TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the best-selling singles in the United States, updated regularly.
The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
The most perfect pop songs from around the world.
This is the perfect playlist to unwind & relax to
Songs To Fall Asleep To
Feeling tired? This playlist is designed to help you unwind and send you to sleep.