History Music / TalkingHeads

1st Dec '16 4:36:01 PM 04tele
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* CoveredWithGunge: This happens to Frantz and Weymouth in the video for "Love for Sale". Especially Weymouth.
28th Nov '16 11:37:08 PM Silverblade2
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->''"Singing is a trick to get people to listen to music for longer than they would ordinarily."''
-->--'''David Byrne'''
18th Nov '16 6:26:28 AM BugsFan17
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!! Examples:
"And you may say to yourself, 'This is not my beautiful trope'":
16th Oct '16 1:02:14 PM bt8257
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** The other members have occasionally had large ham tendencies, such as Chris Frantz during ''Stop Making Sense'' and Jerry Harrison throughout the music video for ''Wild Wild Life.''

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** The other members have occasionally had large ham tendencies, such as Chris Frantz during ''Stop Making Sense'' and Jerry Harrison throughout the music video for ''Wild "Wild Wild Life.''Life".



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Once in a Lifetime" coins the phrase.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Once in a Lifetime" [[TropeNamers coins the phrase.phrase]].
7th Oct '16 11:48:51 AM DavidDelony
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[[caption-width-right:350: Left to right: Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and David Byrne.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Left to right: [[Music/TomTomClub Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Weymouth]], Jerry Harrison, and David Byrne.Music/DavidByrne.]]
12th Sep '16 3:34:37 PM bt8257
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-->--'''Talking Heads,''' ''Life During Wartime.''

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-->--'''Talking Heads,''' ''Life -->--"Life During Wartime.''
Wartime".
2nd Sep '16 3:17:57 PM gewunomox
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* JerkAss: The other members, notably Tina Weymouth as described below, think David Byrne is one. Byrne thinks the other members have been this to him as well.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: The other members, notably Tina Weymouth as described below, think David Byrne is one. Byrne thinks the other members have been this to him as well.
19th Aug '16 11:37:09 PM gewunomox
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In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (''Fear of Music'') at number 76. Their concert film ''Film/StopMakingSense'' is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the genre. Rolling Stone later named them the 100th-greatest artists of all time on their updated list.

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In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (''Fear of Music'') at number 76. Their concert film ''Film/StopMakingSense'' is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the genre. Rolling Stone later named them the 100th-greatest 100th greatest artists of all time on their updated list.



* ''Music/{{Talking Heads 77}}'' (1977)

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* ''Music/{{Talking Heads 77}}'' ''Music/TalkingHeads77'' (1977)



* CoolOldGuy and CoolOldLady: The members of Talking Heads have all graduated to these.

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* CoolOldGuy and / CoolOldLady: The members of Talking Heads have all graduated to these.



* EpicRocking: ''The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads'' features the live version of "Born Under Punches" clocking in at 8:25 with the band performing the song and milking every minute for what its worth. "The Great Curve" and "Houses in Motion" on the same album are both over six minutes and show the best parts of ''Remain in Light'' and the best parts of the band in their prime.
** "Psycho Killer" used to be this in concert: the final section would devolve into Byrne and Harrison duelling on guitars for minutes on end.

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* EpicRocking: ''The Name of This Band Is is Talking Heads'' features the live version of "Born Under Punches" clocking in at 8:25 with the band performing the song and milking every minute for what its it's worth. "The Great Curve" and "Houses in Motion" on the same album are both over six minutes and show the best parts of ''Remain in Light'' and the best parts of the band in their prime.
** "Psycho Killer" used to be this in concert: the The final section would devolve into Byrne and Harrison duelling dueling on guitars for minutes on end.



* FakeGuestStar: Adrian Belew lobbied hard to be the fifth member of the band but in the end Byrne decided that if anyone was going be their resident guitar hero, it would be himself. The late Bernie Worrell toured with the band a lot in the early 80s and is regarded by some as being a ''de facto'' fifth member.

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* FakeGuestStar: Adrian Belew lobbied hard to be the fifth member of the band but in the end Byrne decided that if anyone was going be their resident guitar hero, it would be himself. The late Bernie Worrell toured with the band a lot in the early 80s '80s and is regarded by some as being a ''de facto'' fifth member.



* {{Funk}}: An important influence on their style. To underscore this, the backing musicians who accompany them on their ''Film/StopMakingSense'' album / concert movie are all funk musicians affilliated with Parliament-Funkadelic (except for Alex Weir, who was part of The Brothers Johnson).

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* {{Funk}}: An important influence on their style. To underscore this, the backing musicians who accompany them on their ''Film/StopMakingSense'' album / concert movie are all funk musicians affilliated affiliated with Parliament-Funkadelic (except for Alex Weir, who was part of The Brothers Johnson).



* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Album Naming]]: Their live album ''The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads'' stems from Byrne announcing the next songs as: "The name of this song is [insert song title here]."

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* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Album Naming]]: Their live album ''The Name of This Band Is is Talking Heads'' stems from Byrne announcing the next songs as: "The name of this song is [insert song title here]."



* InsufferableGenius: The other members came to regard Byrne as this, and on the DVD commentary for ''StopMakingSense'' he admitted that there was some justice to it (see ControlFreak, above.)

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* InsufferableGenius: The other members came to regard Byrne as this, and on the DVD commentary for ''StopMakingSense'' ''Film/StopMakingSense'' he admitted that there was some justice to it (see ControlFreak, above.)



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Remain In Light'' and ''Little Creatures''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by David Byrne in the first appearance of the expanded touring band, saying: "We don't sound like we used to."

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Remain In in Light'' and ''Little Creatures''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by David Byrne in the first appearance of the expanded touring band, saying: "We don't sound like we used to."



* NotableMusicVideos: ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/talking_heads/videos/98580/once_in_a_lifetime.jhtml Once in a Lifetime,]]'' ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/talking_heads/videos/33720/burning_down_the_house.jhtml Burning Down the House,]]'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWP07YgUWig Wild, Wild Life.]]''

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* NotableMusicVideos: ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/talking_heads/videos/98580/once_in_a_lifetime.jhtml Once ''Once in a Lifetime,]]'' ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/talking_heads/videos/33720/burning_down_the_house.jhtml Burning Lifetime'', ''Burning Down the House,]]'' ''[[http://www.House'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWP07YgUWig Wild, Wild Life.]]''
18th Aug '16 10:32:43 AM BugsFan17
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In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (''Fear of Music'') at number 76. Their concert film ''Film/StopMakingSense'' is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the genre.

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In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (''Fear of Music'') at number 76. Their concert film ''Film/StopMakingSense'' is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the genre. Rolling Stone later named them the 100th-greatest artists of all time on their updated list.
1st Aug '16 8:58:23 PM DavidDelony
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Who else but Byrne could write lyrics about civil servants and buildings with such conviction?

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The early albums run on it. Who else but Byrne could write lyrics about civil servants and buildings with such conviction?
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