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JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,443
edited December 2013 in Other Music
Jerry Harrison of the TH's was at several of the european gigs. I was a fan of the TH's in the early days, but once David Byrne got a bit too artsy and self-indulgent, I lost interest in them.

However, there first few albums were amazing:

Talking Heads: 77
More Songs about Food and Buildings
Fear of Music
Remain in Light

They started out as minimalist new wave, then expanded to more of a rythmic sound.

Eddie did a snippet of "Pulled Up" at AMS 1 in honor of Jerry being at the show!
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    dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    "Fear Of Music" is an awesome, awesome album. I bought a vinyl copy in a Birmingham, AL record store about three years ago and I spin it regularly.

    "Life During Wartime"
    "Memories Can't Wait"
    "I Zimbra"

    Undeniably classic anthems by TH.

    I named my first radio show after a line in the song "Once In A Lifetime". :geek: 8-)
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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,443
    dcfaithful wrote:
    "Fear Of Music" is an awesome, awesome album. I bought a vinyl copy in a Birmingham, AL record store about three years ago and I spin it regularly.

    "Life During Wartime"
    "Memories Can't Wait"
    "I Zimbra"

    Undeniably classic anthems by TH.

    I named my first radio show after a line in the song "Once In A Lifetime". :geek: 8-)


    very cool!

    A few songs worth giving a listen:

    "The Book I Read"
    "Pulled Up"
    "Paper"
    "Cities"
    "Heaven"
    "Girlfriend Is Better"
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    Attaway77Attaway77 Posts: 2,897
    I'm still a fan of the movie "Down and Out in Beverly Hills", that's what got me into these guys.. I never listened to any albums, I'll do that now...
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    motorcademotorcade Posts: 108
    JOEJOEJOE wrote:

    However, there first few albums were amazing:

    Talking Heads: 77
    More Songs about Food and Buildings
    Fear of Music
    Remain in Light

    As stated, their first four albums are essential listening.

    I'd also add to that 'The Name Of This Band Is...' and 'Stop Making Sense' Live albums, plus the 'Stop Making Sense' and the more recent 'Chronology' DVD's :)
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    CobCob Posts: 857
    To me they are one of the best most underrated American bands ever, they always get glossed over when people mention great American bands.
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    dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    Cob wrote:
    To me they are one of the best most underrated American bands ever, they always get glossed over when people mention great American bands.

    So very true. To go off of that, David Byrne's musical skill is often overlooked by the general masses, I think.
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,126
    JOEJOEJOE wrote:
    Jerry Harrison of the TH's was at several of the european gigs. I was a fan of the TH's in the early days, but once David Byrne got a bit too artsy and self-indulgent, I lost interest in them.

    However, there first few albums were amazing:

    Talking Heads: 77
    More Songs about Food and Buildings
    Fear of Music
    Remain in Light

    They started out as minimalist new wave, then expanded to more of a rythmic sound.

    Eddie did a snippet of "Pulled Up" at AMS 1 in honor of Jerry being at the show!

    Casualgodsalbumcover.jpg

    That 1988 album Casual Gods was one of favorite by JH

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me1xm8dduL4

    One of favorites from the album which i had on vynil. I also waited on David Byrne at Denny's after Talking Heads played the Hampton Coliseum in VA.

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    MissPennyLaneMissPennyLane Redondo Beach, CA Posts: 687
    Cob wrote:
    To me they are one of the best most underrated American bands ever, they always get glossed over when people mention great American bands.

    You're totally right. Why is that, when I think most people can agree they are up there as one of the greats. David Byrne....what a genius...
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    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.
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    dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    My wife and I went to see "Lincoln" last night and as we were waiting for the showtime, we stopped at Barnes & Noble to kill some time. I found out that David Byrne has released a booked called "How Music Works". I read through the introduction and about three-four pages into the first chapter and it was a very great read. Completely sucked me in. Given Byrne's talents, I'm not sure if he had a ghostwriter or not but I'm assuming he did, but regardless the ideas and information he's conveying in the book is fascinating, even that early into it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works
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    MissPennyLaneMissPennyLane Redondo Beach, CA Posts: 687
    dcfaithful wrote:
    My wife and I went to see "Lincoln" last night and as we were waiting for the showtime, we stopped at Barnes & Noble to kill some time. I found out that David Byrne has released a booked called "How Music Works". I read through the introduction and about three-four pages into the first chapter and it was a very great read. Completely sucked me in. Given Byrne's talents, I'm not sure if he had a ghostwriter or not but I'm assuming he did, but regardless the ideas and information he's conveying in the book is fascinating, even that early into it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works

    This sounds fantastic! Thank you i'm going to check it out.
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    weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 2,279
    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.

    yup...that will happen the first time you watch it
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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,443
    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.


    I was actually at one of those shows......was in High school at the time :?
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    AndyVanSlykeAndyVanSlyke Posts: 183
    Just wanted to bump this thread for a Monday appreciation of More Songs About Buildings and Food. What an amazing album and band!!

    Anyone have the chance to see them live?
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    AndyVanSlykeAndyVanSlyke Posts: 183
    JOEJOEJOE wrote:
    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.


    I was actually at one of those shows......was in High school at the time :?


    and now I see this post which answers my question. How lucky are you man!!??

    Where did you see them?
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    JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,443
    JOEJOEJOE wrote:
    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.


    I was actually at one of those shows......was in High school at the time :?


    and now I see this post which answers my question. How lucky are you man!!??

    Where did you see them?

    Saw them at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. They played a few shows at which the movie was filmed.

    Think it was 1983.....damn, I am old!
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    mysticweedmysticweed Posts: 3,710
    motorcade wrote:
    JOEJOEJOE wrote:

    However, there first few albums were amazing:

    Talking Heads: 77
    More Songs about Food and Buildings
    Fear of Music
    Remain in Light

    As stated, their first four albums are essential listening.

    I'd also add to that 'The Name Of This Band Is...' and 'Stop Making Sense' Live albums, plus the 'Stop Making Sense' and the more recent 'Chronology' DVD's :)

    love love love stop making sense
    fuck 'em if they can't take a joke

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    dr122931dr122931 Posts: 456
    I "discovered" talking heads about 2.5 years ago and it really upsets me it took so long to find them.

    I would love to hear PJ take a shot at covering Life During Wartime!
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    Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,380
    Just wanted to bump this thread for a Monday appreciation of More Songs About Buildings and Food. What an amazing album and band!!

    Anyone have the chance to see them live?
    Closest I've gotten to seeing them is the Tom Tom Club a year or two ago...did a few Heads songs. Theres a really great tribute band here...This Must Be The Band...saw them a few weeks ago. I'd recommend checking them out if you get the chance!
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    AndyVanSlykeAndyVanSlyke Posts: 183
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Just wanted to bump this thread for a Monday appreciation of More Songs About Buildings and Food. What an amazing album and band!!

    Anyone have the chance to see them live?
    Closest I've gotten to seeing them is the Tom Tom Club a year or two ago...did a few Heads songs. Theres a really great tribute band here...This Must Be The Band...saw them a few weeks ago. I'd recommend checking them out if you get the chance!

    Sounds pretty cool! I got to see David Byrne in '09, after he released Everything that Happens. The show was amazing. Very jealous of you JoeJoe!
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    BinFrogBinFrog MA Posts: 7,292
    Just watched "Stop Making Sense".......

    Mind = blown

    Simple as that.


    Yeah, it's brilliant.

    I'm a big TH fan. Loved them as a kid in the 80's, lost track of them for a while, and then picked up the DVD-Audio surround sound "Brick" set several years ago and fell back in love with them.

    ...and they are now my 2 year old daughter's favorite band. No joke. She is infatuated with them.

    Some of my favorites:

    Don't Worry About The Government
    Girlfriend Is Better
    Crosseyed & Painless
    Live During Wartime
    Blind
    This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
    Pulled Up
    City Of Dreams
    (Nothing But) Flowers
    What A Day That Was
    Road To Nowhere
    Wild Wild Life
    The Great Curve
    Once In A Lifetime
    Cities
    I Zimbra
    Found A Job
    Heaven

    and of course: Burning Down The House. I mean, c'mon...
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    Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,617
    Going to see the tribute band, Start Making Sense, this weekend. Fucking pumped.
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
    Love these guys, anyone got an idea where to start with them? Or should I start chronologically, and get the first proper album and work from there?
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    buck502000 wrote:
    Love these guys, anyone got an idea where to start with them? Or should I start chronologically, and get the first proper album and work from there?

    Go Chronologically. '77 is an all time great album.
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    BinFrogBinFrog MA Posts: 7,292
    buck502000 wrote:
    Love these guys, anyone got an idea where to start with them? Or should I start chronologically, and get the first proper album and work from there?

    Go Chronologically. '77 is an all time great album.

    I agree, but to me they really get interesting starting with album #3
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    BinFrog wrote:
    buck502000 wrote:
    Love these guys, anyone got an idea where to start with them? Or should I start chronologically, and get the first proper album and work from there?

    Go Chronologically. '77 is an all time great album.

    I agree, but to me they really get interesting starting with album #3

    I agree. But, also a reason to start at the beginning. I prefer doing that anyway as it shows the way the band builds. Sometimes the issue is if you start with the later (and theoretically more mature) stuff, the earlier stuff gets harder to get into/understand. And this is a band you definitely want to wrap your head around before you get too far ahead of yourself.
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    ikiTikiT USA Posts: 11,007
    I love "The Name of this Band..." Raw energy from a different time.
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,126
    edited June 2016
    That's a bummer, I last saw him play here in Palm Beach at Sunfest with the PFunk Allstars with George Clinton in '08. I did see him in his prime with Parliament Funkadelic in '78 and '79 then later with Talking Heads in '84. He will be missed. RIP

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    MS142392MS142392 Posts: 38
    In honor of March Madness and all the music brackets I've been seeing lately, check out (and vote!) this bracket of Talking Heads songs I created...posting it here due to Pearl Jam's recent cover of "Pulled Up":
    https://brackify.com/bracket/9706/Talking-Heads-songs 

    3/20/94--Ann Arbor, MI
    6/14/98--Washington, DC
    8/7/00--Atlanta, GA
    4/28/03--Philadelphia, PA
    10/3/05--Philadelphia, PA
    6/19/08--Camden, NJ
    10/31/09--Philadelphia, PA (viva la Spectrum)
    10/21/13--Philadelphia, PA
    4/29/16--Philadelphia, PA (a/k/a The Night They Played TEN)
    9/14/22–Camden, NJ
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