Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime - The Stories Behind Every Song

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    Talking Heads were arguably the most significant band to emerge from the late seventies' New York punk scene. Critics were beguiled by Talking Heads' cerebral rock, and particularly by skittery, herky-jerky frontman David Byrne, but it was when producer Brian Eno came on board for 1978's More Songs About Buildings And Food, 1979's Fear Of Music and the following year's virtuoso Remain in Light that the band's appeal spread from a knowing cult through to the mainstream. The band enjoyed major chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with infectious, incendiary singles like 'Road To Nowhere', 'Psycho Killer' and 'Once In A Lifetime'. During their influential 17-year career, Talking Heads assembled a body of raw yet intellectual rock music second to none. Then in 2002, having vowed to never work together again, the four original Heads reconvened and played live when they were inducted into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame. Maybe, just maybe, their curious history is not quite over yet...

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      Talking HeadsThe Name of This Band is Talking Heads (1981)Sire
      Talking Heads in the zone, 1981. Every tune is killer.
        Talking HeadsMore Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)Sire
        Their second album, from '78, produced for the first time by Brian Eno.
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          Talking HeadsRemain In LightSire
          1980 Brian Eno produced seminal funked up post-punk classic! Essential for open-minded DJs worldwide! Includes the massive 'Once In A Lifetime' and 'Crosseyed...
          • – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
          • – Once In A Lifetime
          Talking Heads77 (1977)Sire
          Seminal New York punk featuring the classic track "Psycho Killer".
            Talking HeadsStop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition)Sire
            When it arrived in September 1984, Stop Making Sense was an artistic and commercial triumph. The film had people dancing in theatre aisles, and the soundtrack...
              Talking HeadsFear Of Music (1979)Sire
              Seminal album of crossover post-punk meets dance aesthetic. Every track a killer. Produced by Brian Eno.
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