Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Sessions: The Talking Heads

Formed at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) as the Artistics, by David Byrne and Chris Frantz after moving to New York the band morphed into The Talking Heads with the addition of Tina Weymouth, Frantz's girlfriend. The got their start opening for the Ramones at CBGB. Their first charting song from their first album, Talking Heads 77, was Psycho Killer, released coincidentally at the time the Son of Sam was stalking NYC, although it was written years earlier.

Pairing up with producer Brian Eno for their album More Songs About Buildings and Food, their cover of Al Green's Take Me to the River hit #30 on the billboard charts.

 Their followup album, Fear of Music and its single Life During Wartime produced the catch-phrase "This ain't no party, this ain't no Disco".

More albums followed; Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues, and at the height of their popularity in the mid-eighties, Little Creatures with the hit singles, Road to Nowhere, and And She Was

These were followed by True Stories and their final album Naked from which this last song, Totally Nude, comes.

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