Artist of The Day: Talking Heads

posted by Shane German on 11/27/2018

Tuesday, November 27th: TALKING HEADS

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City who helped to pioneer new wave music by integrating elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image.

Former art school students, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison, became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene, and soon released their 1977 debut album, Talking Heads: 77. Collaborating with the producer Brian Eno, the band released their next three experimental and critically acclaimed releases. The band hit its commercial peak in 1983 with the U.S. Top 10 hit "Burning Down the House" along with the release of their concert film Stop Making Sense. The band announced their break up in 1991.

Over 16 years and 8 albums, Talking Heads became one of the acclaimed and influential bands of the New Wave genre. 

Wealthy Theatre will be presenting The Meanwhile Movie “Stop Making Sense” tonight at 8pm.


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