Talking Heads

David Byrne, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz originally met in Providence at the Rhode Island School Of Design, with Byrne and Frantz forming their first band The Artistics in 1974. After moving to New York, Weymouth learned bass and they played their first gig as Talking Heads supporting The Ramones at the nightclub CBGBs. Former Modern Lovers guitarist Jerry Harrison completed the line-up and their self-titled debut album established them as one of the most innovative bands of the new wave. Their second album More Songs About Buildings And Food in 1978 initiated a long, productive partnership with Brian Eno, who encouraged the sonic experiments and African rhythms which produced their classic single Once In A Lifetime from 1980's Remain In Light album. They continued to push boundaries with another major hit Burning Down The House in 1983 before Byrne started to explore other art forms while Weymouth and Frantz formed splinter group The Tom Tom Club. Talking Heads split in 1991 but continued to perform as a trio without Byrne. This led to an acrimonius legal battle in 1996 when Byrne sued the band for attempting to record as Talking Heads. Analbum was released under the title No Talking Just Head with the band simply calling themselves The Heads. The four members put aside their differences and came together in 1999 to work on a 15th anniversary edition of Stop Making Sense and in 2002 performed a reunion gig celebrating their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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