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Talking Heads: The Rock Garden, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, May 1977

WHY NOT somewhere that can handle crowds properly, like the Nashville? Why on earth were Talking Heads put on at the Rock Garden? Do answer ...

Talking Heads: Still Making Sense?

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Q, April 1988

Talking Heads were once unconventional art-school types looking for an audience on the underground rock circuit. Now they’re unconventional multi-media types who convene annually for ...

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Talking Heads' David Byrne

Interview by Van Gosse, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 1980

The Heads' head talks in depth about new album Remain In Light, tensions within the band, his interest in World Music and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 71.6mb, interview length: 1h 18' 13" sound quality: **

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New York: The Sound Of '75

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1975

"BEAT ON the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat..." ...

Punk Rock: Its Day Will Come

Report by Wayne Robins, Newsday, January 1976

IF YOU thought Jefferson Airplane was a weird name, let some of these drop off your tongue. Talking Heads. Tuff Darts. Ramones. Planets. Heartbreakers. Shirts. ...

Talking Heads: This Is A Minimalist Headline

Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, April 1977

...for MILES' neo-structuralist look at New York hotshots Talking Heads ...

Talking Heads: "We're Not Punks!" "We're Not Punks!" "We're Not Punks!" "We're Not Punks!"

Profile and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, May 1977

Not just another Noo Wave Band From Noo Yawk, says GIOVANNI DADOMO ...

Talking Heads: Rock Garden, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, May 1977

AS FAR AS I'm concerned, this last week has been a monumental one for live rock. ...

The Ramones: Gabba Gabba Hey In The UK

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, May 1977

The Ramones/Talking Heads: Eric's, Liverpool ...

The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Saints: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, June 1977

AND I'M supposed to be objective about these guys when I've lived with their first album for 15 months? When that was one of last ...

Talking Heads: Are These Guys Trying To Give Rock A Bad Name?

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1977

TALKING HEADS: it's a term they use up in the high-rise skyscrapers that house all the cogs in the corporate machinery cranking out network television ...

Talking Heads: Tina Weymouth

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, June 1977

ALRIGHT, I'm impressed. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz are one of the hottest rhythm sections I've seen. I expected a lot of the Talking Heads ...

Talking Heads: Love Goes To Building On Fire

Report and Interview by Gary Pig Gold, Pig Paper, The, October 1977

Talking Heads, New Yorker Theatre, Toronto, Midnight 16 Sept '77 ...

Talking Heads: '77

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1977

I'd like to offer up a small prayer at this point. Here it is. Thank heavens for the Talking Heads. ...

Talking Heads: Talking Heads '77; Richard Hell & The Voidoids: Blank Generation

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1977

LAST MONTH the more alert London habituee got the chance to compare England's new wave inner-workings with those of its fore-runner over in New York ...

Talking Heads: Psycho-Killer, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1977

QUESTION: When is a door not a door? ...

Talking Heads: Talking Heads: 77

Review by Stephen Demorest, Rolling Stone, November 1977

TALKING HEADS are the last of CBGB's original Big Four to record (following Patti Smith, the Ramones and Television), and their debut is an absolute ...

Talking Heads/Heaters: Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, January 1978

HEATERS: A band for people who like little boys. A punkoid Our Kid, with mop-tops, waistcoats, ties and short-sleeved shirts. A cute little bassist, a ...

Talking Heads

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, January 1978

Penny Valentine reports from the Talking Heads tour ...

Talking Heads, Dire Straits: Sheffield University, Sheffield

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, January 1978

How 77 moves smoothly into '78 ...

Talking Heads: Newcastle Poly, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, February 1978

TALKING HEADS are one of those bands who are so good you have to be careful to avoid falling into telling the world they are ...

Talking Heads: The Heads Case

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, February 1978

An investigation of the theory behind TALKING HEAD music. ...

David Byrne: Talking Off The Top Of His Head

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, February 1978

I HAVE THIS talking head in front of me. In his talking mouth he is spooning scrambled eggs and bacon. So much for input. The ...

Talking Heads

Interview by Michael Gross, Soho Weekly News, April 1978

IN 1975 THEY lived on Chrystie St., a block filled with some of the city's more economical courtesans, in a cold water loft, and they ...

Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings and Food

Review by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, July 1978

Head and Shoulders Above ...

Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings And Food (Sire)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, July 1978

David Byrne (singing, guitars, synthesized percussion); Chris Frantz (drums, percussion); Jerry Harrison (piano, organs, synthesizer, guitar, background vocals); Tina Weymouth (bass) and Brian Eno (synthesizers, ...

Talking Heads: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, July 1978

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT ...

Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1978

SUCH A CIVILISED BAND. You may think this is no way to run a review but I'm going to quote all the words to one ...

Talking Heads: Les Talking Heads a la Carte

Report and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, July 1979

THE SCENE: Paris, France, July 10. Bastille Day looms, Talking Heads and their 'guests' The B52s have just completed a mini-European jaunt minus Great Britain. ...

Taking Heads: Fear Of Music (Sire)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, August 1979

TOM WOLFE ONCE wrote a book called The Painted Word, a thin volume of accomplished iconoclasm. In it he traces the rise and rise of ...

Talking Heads

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, October 1979

BLAME THE AUSTRALIANS for putting them at the top of the charts. Hold all of New Zealand responsible for making More Songs About Buildings and ...

Talking Heads: Fear of Music

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, November 1979

"Seems I was holding a wrench, mommaAnd then my mind just walked away."– Jack Kittel, ‘Psycho’ ...

Talking Heads: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, December 1979

THE apres-gig lig is, as usual, gruesome. ...

Talking Heads: Talking Head First

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, December 1979

A HIRE CAR draws up at an address in Soho, and three members of Talking Heads troop into the Cine-Lingual building, Berwick Street. ...

Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1980

JERRY HARRISON plays keyboards and guitar for Talking Heads. Usually it's David Byrne, ostrich-like singer-songwriter-guitarist, who gets seized on by writers after hot poop on ...

Talking Heads: Remain In Light

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, October 1980

THE DESIRE to (re)discover the African continent has been burning deep in the bowels of curious imagination ever since the New York Herald packed Mr ...

Talking Heads: Remain In Light

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, October 1980

WELL ALRIGHT, I may never be going back to my old school, but I remember a saying they had out in the yard that's one ...

Free Your Ass And Your Head Will Follow

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, November 1980

Doctor Byrne discovers Africa and funk but makes the natives restless ...

Talking Heads and The Beat at the Greek Theater Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, November 1980

THIS WAS no mere toe-tapper. We're talking worn shoe-leather tonight, holes in the soles and corns on the toes, sore feet in a venue more ...

Talking Heads: Nine Heads Are Better Than Four

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Ampersand, December 1980

"I'M ALWAYS A little surprised at our success because I know we're a little unusual," David Byrne muses softly on the eve of the first ...

Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Sire)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1981

Play That Funky Music White Boy ...

Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Warner Bros.)

Review by Van Gosse, Musician, January 1981

I DON'T KNOW about you, but I've been holding my breath through all of 1980, waiting for something to happen. So far there's been a ...

Eno: The Life of Brian in the Bush of Ghosts

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1981

BRIAN ENO, currently working on two new albums, is many things to a lot of men. ...

Talking Heads: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, January 1982

Joining the stadium set ...

David Byrne: The Catherine Wheel; Jerry Harrison: The Red And The Black; Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club

Review by Van Gosse, Musician, February 1982

Talking Heads Alone ...

Talking Heads: The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads

Review by Van Gosse, Village Voice, The, June 1982

TALKING HEADS: TV shorthand, video argot for the small-screen dance. The words themselves give up little ghosts, conceptual bombs – media as alienation, the medium ...

Quiet Americans in Paris

Report and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, July 1982

Will Talking Heads survive? Is the family in jeopardy? What is this bastard offspring Tom Tom Club? ...

David Byrne: First Degree Byrne

Interview by Max Bell, Face, The, June 1983

FOR SOMEONE WITH such an aversion to limelight, fame and wild applause, David Byrne certainly puts himself about a bit. Ever since he formed Talking ...

Talking Heads: Speaking in Tongues (Sire)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, June 1983

DAVID BYRNE is a man with a moon in his throat, is an intellect nervously filling out a fool's cap and greasepaint, is the writer ...

Talking Heads ’83: All Trousers and No Mouth

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, August 1983

ANOTHER YEAR, another album, and the Global Village Medicine Show that is Talking Heads is on another round of the American rock circuit. I am ...

Talking Heads: Speaking In Tongues

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, September 1983

WITHOUT THE ANCHORS of either longtime producer Brian Eno or the general pancultural ideology expressed on their last few records, the Talking Heads' latest album, ...

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, October 1984

WHAT, WITHOUT wandering, is here? A company move, accompanying live movie (directed by Jonathan Demme), a record – another live LP, so soon? Where's the ...

Cents and Sensibility: Talking Heads

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, December 1984

You may find yourself...the leader of a rock band (of sorts)! ...

David Byrne: A Talking Head's Guide To The Big Country

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, September 1986

COMING SOON to a cinema near you is one of this year's funniest yet most thought-provoking films. It is called True Stories, and is a ...

Talking Heads' Byrne Chats Up His Movie

Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, October 1986

THE LAST TIME we saw David Byrne on the big screen, he was herky-jerking his way through a Talking Heads concert, doing his chaotic, turkey-necked, ...

Talking Heads: Naked

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, March 1988

LOOPHOLES AND repression being what they are, an Alabama county recently admitted that according to local legal dictates, it was illegal for any baby in ...

Meet The Family: Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1990

There's Debbie, and there's Tina and, let's see, there's little Joey, hasn't he grown? Then there's and Chris and, uh, Chris... From the shadowy ...

Severed Heads: Talking Heads and David Byrne

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1992

"LOOKING AT old videos of Talking Heads," says David Byrne, "it's like three normal kids backing up this maniac — three people who have their ...

David Byrne

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1992

For years the frontman of Talking Heads, David Byrne has emerged as a solo artist now – but his newest album shares the same off-beat ...

Talking Heads: 77

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 1997

NEXT TO CBGBS peers like the Ramones and the Voidoids, Talking Heads barely sounded like a punk band. After the startlingly non-conformist ‘Love Building on ...

Talking Heads: 1999 – Not So Eighties, After All

Report by Jaan Uhelszki, Rolling Stone, April 1999

David Byrne joins his fellow Talking Heads ...

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, October 1999

WITH AN additional six songs bulking out the 10 featured on the original vinyl album, this is the first version of the Stop Making Sense ...

David Byrne Backwards

Profile and Interview by Peter Ross, Sunday Herald, March 2004

NOT far from David Byrne's London hotel, a fashion store is selling T-shirts bearing the logos of the Ramones and of CBGBs, the legendary New ...

Talking Heads - Same as it ever was?

Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, February 2006

I MAY BE mistaken but, as I recall it, the term 'New Wave' was coined to accommodate Talking Heads. Publicists needed a tag other than ...

see also David Byrne

see also Jerry Harrison

see also Tom Tom Club

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