"Talking Heads" was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison.
Talking Heads married punk rock sensibilities with poppy sounds, clipped funk, art school intellectualism, and later, world music. In David Byrne, they had one of the most distinctive front men of the period; they remained popular during their lifetime, and their concert film ''Stop Making Sense'' (which was made at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, and directed by Jonathan Demme) is widely acclaimed as one of the finest examples of the genre http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/talking_heads_stop_making_sense/.
Formed in 1974 at the Rhode Island School of Design, the band first consisted of three members: David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), and Tina Weymouth (bass). Weymouth later recalled how the group chose the name "Talking Heads": "A friend had found the name in the ''TV Guide'', which explained the term used by TV studios to describe a head-and-shoulder shot of a person talking as 'all content, no action.' It fit."
Moving to New York the nascent Heads landed a gig, opening for The Ramones at the l...
|origin||New York City|
|music genre||New Wave music|
|current members||David Byrne (musician)|