Stop Making Sense
One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the postpunk era, Talking Heads pursued an idiosyncratic path of (often) uncompromising brilliance up to their acrimonious break-up in 1991.
The band was formed by ex-Rhode Island School of Design, students David Byrne (b. 14 May 1952, Dumbarton, Scotland; vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (b. Charlton Christopher Frantz, 8 May 1951, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA; drums) and Tina Weymouth (b. Martina Michéle Weymouth, 22 November 1950, Coronado, California, USA; bass).In 1974, the three friends relocated to New York, living and rehearsing in Manhattan and naming themselves Talking Heads (Byrne and Frantz had originally played together as the Artistics).
After making their live debut in June 1975 at the punk club CBGB'S, they were approached by Seymour Stein of Sire Records, who would eventually sign them. The band's art school background, witty invention and musical unorthodoxy were evident on their intriguingly titled debut, "Love > Building On Fire", released in December 1976. The line-up was subsequently expanded to include keyboard player/guitarist JERRY HARRISON. ^ read more^