As a debut album, ‘Talking Heads: 77’ revealed the group’s musical versatility while hinting at their glorious future as post-punk royalty.
A soundtrack of sorts to David Byrne’s directorial debut, ‘True Stories’ found Talking Heads working with ‘a real intuitive understanding’.
‘Rock musicians looking for a way out,’ Talking Heads ripped up the rulebook with ‘Fear Of Music’, resulting in a classic album.
With Brian Eno’s encouragement, Talking Heads embraced funk and African music to set themselves apart from their contemporaries.
Released after a brief hiatus, ‘Speaking In Tongues’ found Talking Heads taking stock of where they were, and reflecting how far they’d come.
Talking Heads’ most straightforward and relatable album, ‘Little Creatures’ was also their biggest-seller. It endures to this day.
One of the most enigmatic figures in music, David Byrne has created a body of work that mixes the cerebral with the celebratory.
Following a run of pop-minded albums, ‘Naked’ found Talking Heads returning to the experimental approach of ‘Remain In Light’.
Talking Heads’ defining song, Once In A Lifetime opened a new chapter for music. Little has sounded like it since.
The best Talking Heads songs engage the brain and the hips in equal measure. There’s never been another group like them.
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