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Talking Heads

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Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1974–1991, One performance on March 18, 2002
Genres: New Wave, Art Punk, Post-punk, Funk, Worldbeat

Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised singer/guitarist David Byrne, drummer Chris Frantz, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Jerry Harrison. Auxiliary musicians also frequently made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. The New Wave musical style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music and art rock. In 1977 they released their first single, “Love → Building on Fire.” That same year they released “Talking Heads: 77” their debut album, which peaked at #97 in the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album’s single “Psycho Killer” peaked at #92 on the Ho... Continue Bio >>

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