History YMMV / TalkingHeads

1st Dec '16 4:34:32 PM 04tele
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* EpicRiff: The bassline of "Psycho Killer".

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* EpicRiff: The bassline of "Psycho Killer". One of the very few basslines where just the first nine notes makes the crowd go nuts.
1st Dec '16 4:33:30 PM 04tele
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* SophomoreSlump: Averted with ''More Songs About Buildings and Food''. Critics and fans consider it one of their best, occasionally even an EvenBetterSequel.
* TearJerker: "Heaven". Ostensibly about a bar that just happens to be named "Heaven", the idea of the afterlife being sad and lonely still comes through.

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* SophomoreSlump: Averted with ''More Songs About Buildings and Food''. Critics and fans consider it one of their best, occasionally even an EvenBetterSequel.
EvenBetterSequel, given that their debut, ''Talking Heads: '77'', was given somewhat unsympathetic production by Tony Bongiovi.
* TearJerker: "Heaven". Ostensibly about a bar that just happens to be named "Heaven", in which heaven is like a bar where your favourite song is always being played, and nothing ever changes, and everything is always like how you left it, and that's what's good about it. Byrne later said that the idea of that heaven was like a bar where nothing ever happened came from the afterlife experience of being sad and lonely still comes through.a touring rock star, when life was constantly being interrupted.
16th Oct '16 12:49:08 PM bt8257
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** [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/mexico-underwater-river_n_3791892.html Apparently there is water at the bottom of the ocean.]]

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** Apparently, there ''is'' [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/mexico-underwater-river_n_3791892.html Apparently there is water at the bottom of the ocean.]]
26th Jul '16 4:35:08 AM 06tele
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** "The Democratic Circus" starts out like a cheerful ditty about the circus, and gradually turns into a vision of apocalypse.
12th Jun '16 3:40:12 PM ThornBrain
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* HarsherInHindsight: {{Lampshaded}} by Byrne when announcing his [[TheWarOnTerror post 9/11]] performances of "Life During Wartime," saying that the song is "more inappropriate now than it was then."

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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{{Lampshaded}} by Byrne when announcing his [[TheWarOnTerror post 9/11]] performances of "Life During Wartime," saying that the song is "more inappropriate now than it was then.""
** Music/PeterGabriel performed a piano cover of "Listening Wind" and noted that the song, about a man seeing his culture overtaken by Americans and responds with bombings, and plays it ''sympathetically'', could not be written in the age of TheWarOnTerror.



** And in ''Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) David Byrne refers to himself as [[Website/{{Tumblr}} 'a tumbler']]

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** And in ''Born In "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) On)" David Byrne refers to himself as [[Website/{{Tumblr}} 'a tumbler']]



** "Found A Job", which was about a couple making their own videos that were better than TV, predicted Website/YouTube.

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** "Found A Job", which was about a couple making their own videos shows that were are better than TV, predicted Website/YouTube.Website/YouTube and made-for-internet films and videos almost 30 years in advance.



* TearJerker: "Heaven".

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* TearJerker: "Heaven". Ostensibly about a bar that just happens to be named "Heaven", the idea of the afterlife being sad and lonely still comes through.
-->Heaven, heaven is a place\\
A place where nothing, nothing ever happens
7th Feb '16 7:15:29 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: ''Music/RemainInLight''
5th Sep '15 4:13:27 PM GranChi
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* {{Anvilicious}}: "Found a Job":

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* {{Anvilicious}}: In the last verse of "Found a Job":
27th Aug '15 4:31:12 AM GranChi
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-->Now think about this little scene. Apply it to your life. If your work isn't what you love, then something isn't right.
27th Aug '15 4:30:39 AM GranChi
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* {{Anvilicious}}: "Found a Job":
27th Apr '15 10:37:47 AM bt8257
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* NightmareFuel: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nZwFEeS0A "Unison"]] is a demo that appears on the 2005 reissue of Remain In Light and it's a catchy, but chilling and eerie song that echoes the lo-fi sound of early Devo. It doesn't help that it opens with a sharp, ear piercing synth note.

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* NightmareFuel: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nZwFEeS0A "Unison"]] is a demo that appears on the 2005 reissue of Remain ''Remain In Light Light'' and it's a catchy, but chilling and eerie song that echoes the lo-fi sound of early Devo. It doesn't help that it opens with a sharp, ear piercing synth note.
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