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Fear Of Normalcy: Talking Heads Get Funked (And Like It)

Toby Goldstein, Creem, March 1981

I FIRST MET David Byrne and his very serious band of Talking Heads in 1976. That was before their first album had been released, and the trio were making a living as regulars at CBGB's on the Bowery, their button-down, clean-cut demeanor a peculiar, intriguing contrast to more primitive punk types. While the band's cherubic drummer Chris Frantz and ethereal bassist Tina Weymouth were easy on the eyes and ears, lead singer and guitarist David Byrne was the real Talking Heads focal point.

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