From the start, Talking Heads never did things the way they were supposed to.
For the decade and a half that they held it together, Talking Heads led a charmed musical career.
The dark, intriguing 'Fear of Music' found the Talking Heads at a crossroads as a band.
Motorhead take on Talking Heads in the first round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
After charting a steadily upward commercial trajectory with their first four albums, Talking Heads appeared poised for a breakthrough with their fifth LP, 'Speaking in Tongues.' And that's exactly what they achieved, selling a million records and scoring their first (as well as only) Top 10 single.
It's tough separating Talking Heads' lyrics from their music. After all, they were famous for their innovative use of rhythm, and brought African and other musical ideas from around the world long before Paul Simon and other pop stars got there. But even as they became global-music stars, slipping polyr
In a way, Talking Heads’ eighth and final album, ‘Naked,’ was a reaction to Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland,’ which introduced world music to mainstream audiences in 1986. Then again, Talking Heads got there before Simon, incorporating African rhythms into their songs way back in 1980’s landmark ‘Remain in Light.’ But after 1983’s ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ which featured similar world-music junctures, and the massive world tour that followed, the group began scaling back.