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Talking Heads
Talking Heads performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 13, 1978
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
  • New wave
  • post-punk
  • art punk
  • art pop
  • pop rock
  • funk rock
Years active 1975–1991
Labels Sire/Warner Bros., EMI, Rhino
Associated acts Tom Tom Club, Brian Eno, Casual Gods, The Modern Lovers
Past members
David Byrne
Chris Frantz
Tina Weymouth
Jerry Harrison

Talking Heads was a rock band from the United States. The band first became popular in the late 1970s. Talking Heads had an early influence on other musical groups by combining the sounds of punk, art rock, funk, dance and world music with an avant-garde style and the anxious way David Byrne sang on stage.

Reception

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said Talking Heads was "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. Three of their songs ("Psycho Killer," "Life During Wartime," and "Once in a Lifetime") were listed in "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." 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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