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Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Other musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances.

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits." In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (Fear of Music) at number 76. In the 2011 update of Rolling Stone 's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked at No. 100.

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Talking Heads News

Unreleased Talking Heads song from 1976 surfaces online - listen

Unreleased Talking Heads song from 1976 surfaces online - listen

Instrumental track taken from gig at CBGB's 40 years ago

  • Dec 28, 2013

David Byrne: 'I'd like to see Steve Coogan to play me on the big screen'

Talking Heads frontman says he would "love to see" the 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' actor play him in a film

  • Aug 12, 2013

Ramones, Jane's Addiction, Talking Heads manager passes away

Music industry pays tribute to Gary Kurfirst

  • Jan 14, 2009

'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' DVD!

The career retrospective ‘Once In A Lifetime’ features three CDs plus a bonus DVD....

  • Oct 17, 2003

BYRNE, BABY, BYRNE!

The former Talking Heads frontman announces his 'Lazy Eyeball' jaunt...

  • May 21, 2002

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