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YMMV: Talking Heads
  • Epic Riff: The bassline of "Psycho Killer".
  • Face of the Band: David Byrne.
  • Fan Nickname: Frantz's steady drumming led to the nickname "The Human Drum Machine".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: NASA played "Burning Down the House" as a wake-up call for the astronauts on Columbia's final mission.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Genius Bonus: Inevitable with a band where three of the four members went to RISD and another to Harvard (Jerry Harrison).
  • Magnum Opus: Remain in Light
  • Nightmare Fuel: "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.
  • Seasonal Rot: Set in around True Stories.
  • Shout-Out: A possible cryptic one in the video to "Road to Nowhere". Around 1:10...the blonde lion mane...the blue-white striped pullover...the annoyed look...you need freeze-frame to confirm she's NOT Kim Wilde.
  • Sophomore Slump: Averted with More Songs About Buildings and Food. Critics and fans consider it one of their best, occasionally even an Even Better Sequel.
  • Tear Jerker: "Heaven."
  • Tough Act to Follow: The reason the band never played live again after the tour for Speaking in Tongues, as captured in Stop Making Sense. As explained in the "self-interview" available on the DVD, the band would only tour if they felt they had something new to say rather than just supporting a new album.

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