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Talking Heads

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Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). Emerging from the mid-1970s New York punk scene, Talking Heads integrated elements of punk, art rock, funk, dance, world, and pop music with avant-garde and art school sensibilities to become a pioneering post-punk and new wave group. Led by the anxious, neurotic stage persona of frontman David Byrne, the group had several commercial hits. Talking Heads also took part in various performance and multimedia projects throughout its career, and often collaborated with other artists on tour and in the studio.

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s." In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and three of their songs ("Psycho Killer", "Life During Wartime", and "Once in a Lifetime") were included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Talking Heads were also included at #64 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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