Haven't played their stuff in ages, currently spinning (on vinyl) 'Remain In Light'. Produced some impressive stuff. Think I'll dig out my other albums....
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I don't like Talking Heads much but the songs 'Road to Nowhere' and 'Burning Down the House' are good.
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From "More Songs About Buildings and Food" up to "True Stories" no two albums were the same. Stop Making Sense is probably still my favourite concert movie, Naked, their last official studio album was a bit of a miss for me, but they rarely put a foot wrong. The original releases on Warner Brothers are good too. The DVD-A reissues not bad either.
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Utterly glorious. The first five albums are great IMO. I also like 'True Stories' -- more conventional musically, but loads of fun.
Apart from TH, it's also worth trying some of the (rather weird) stuff by David Byrne e.g. 'The Catherine Wheel', and also his found-sound collaboration with Eno 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts'.
What classical music are you listening to?
I have Stop Making Sense on vinyl — wonderful!
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They were so different from the usual pop stuff around that time. Also think Tina Weymouth was one of the best bassists of that ilk.
I'm really not a fan of Talking Heads.
Strangely, Little Creatures is one of my most played albums.
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Try a bit of Tom Tom Club.
The eponimous album and Close to the Bone, seriously funky stuff.
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
"The name of this band is Talking Heads" (live) was my favorite album for 3 years. Better liked it then "Stop making sense", although i like the DVD of the latter very much. What good music in the late 70's and early 80's!
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When Talking Heads played at Leeds Polytechnic, guess who the support band were?
Must of been in the late 70s. During that period New Wave and Disco were the popular genres. Was this a Dire act?
Would have been either '77 or '78.
Dire Straits could be a good shout. If not, maybe someone else of the Sire label roster. Wild guess, The Rezillos?
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On second thoughts, the reason you've asked the question is probably because they went on to become huge. If not Dire Straits, maybe U2?
Psycho killer will always be one of my favourite songs. Reminds me of my old man (Just because he used to play it a lot, he's not a homicidal lunatic).
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One of the most innovative, intelligent and accomplished bands ever imo. Albums like 'Remain in Light', 'Fear of Music' and 'Naked' (imo...) are staggeringly inventive, making everything else from the 80s seem bland by comparison. 'Stop Making Sense' remains in the top three best concert films ever made, along with 'The Last Waltz' and 'Sign o' the Times'.
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