Talking Heads

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.

Talking Heads' Best
Talking Heads were one of the strangest groups to come out of the punk and New Wave movements of the mid-to-late '70s, and not just because frontman David Byrne was a total oddball. In an era where fans were forced to take sides among the classic rock 'n' roll they were used to and this new variatio…
Talking Heads – Best Animated Album Covers
'Remain in Light'
Talking Heads were ready to dispel the idea in 1980 that they were David Byrne and "three other musicians." Not only was their album a more collaborative effort, they wanted to drive the point home by having all four members appear on the 'Remain in …
Chris Frantz of Talking Heads Looks Back At The Old Days
Some musicians who have been in the business for over 30 years aren't very comfortable talking about their past and prefer to only look forward. Chris Frantz, drummer for Talking Heads, is not one of them. In a recent interview to promote a new DVD, 'Chronology,' Frantz talked about h…
David Byrne Is a Piece of S—
It isn't every day someone names a movie after one of your songs -- much less a movie starring Sean Penn in drag. So when former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne got the call to do soundtrack work for 'This Must Be the Place,' there was really only one answer he could give.

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