Talking Heads formed in New York City in the mid-'70s and quickly became fixtures in the New Wave scene with spiky songs like 'Psycho Killer.' After two albums of jagged, thorny art-rock, they steered into a different direction, adapting more worldly rhythms on their next few albums, peaking with 1980's genre-shifting 'Remain in Light,' one of the most influential albums of the period. In 1983, Talking Heads scored a hit with 'Burning Down the House,' and a subsequent tour made the band, particularly frontman David Byrne, unlikely stars. After a few more albums -- in which they explored Americana and pop -- the band (which also included keyboardist Jerry Harrison, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz) broke up. Married couple Weymouth and Frantz formed Tom Tom Club; Byrne launched a globe-trotting solo career.
- Selected Discography: ‘Talking Heads: 77′ (1977), ‘Remain in Light’ (1980), ‘Stop Making Sense’ (1984)
- Related Artists: David Byrne
- Further Reading: Top 10 Talking Heads Songs, Talking Heads Albums Ranked Worst to Best, ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Released