Voices in My Head
When you think back to some of the greatest bands during 70s and 80s, one of the bands that spring to mind is Talking Heads. The bands combined the elements of punk, art rock, world music, pop and funk.
The band gave their first performance as Talking Heads in 1975. Initially the band consisted of David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth who all used to study together. Later on, they signed up Jerry Harrison who used to be with the band The Modern Lovers.
The band came up with their first album Talking Heads: 77 and after that More Songs about Buildings and Food in 1978. Their name became synonymous with the real deal experimentation of musical genres across the board. However, it was their appearance on the show Saturday Night Live and the song take me to the river that gave them their first billboard chart entry and recognition among the fans. Some of their other popular work in late 70s and early 80s included albums Fear of Music, Remain in Light and The Name of this Band is Talking Heads.
There were a number of albums that followed these albums into mid and late 80s. These included Speaking in Tongues, Little Creatures, True Stories and Naked. The band finally announced breakup in 1991 and David Byrne refused to collaborate for any more work. Because of that, rest of the band members came together once more to come up with the album, No Talking, Just Heads with the band name, The Heads.
Till date, the former band boasts of a cult like following although from a much smaller number of people. However, an album by the name of Talking Heads Chronology is due to be released with 18 of their most popular tracks and a book that chronicles the timelines and achievements of the band. The band has been more than any band. It has been a phenomenon and because of their musical prowess even 20 years after the breakup of the band, the name still lives on.