Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Talking Heads: DOTM

I haven't done one of these in a while and here is a band that I've never done one of these on.

Talking Heads 77
Released in September 1977 by Sire Records.
Produced by Tony Bongiovi, Lance Quinn and Talking Heads.
Band lineup:
David Byrne - vocals, guitar; Martina Weymouth - bass; Jerry Harrison - guitar, keyboards; Chris Frantz - drums
Tracks: 11
"Uh Oh Love Comes to Town" "New Feeling" "Tentative Decisions" "Happy Day" "Who Is it?" "No Compassion" "The Book I Read" "Don't Worry About the Government" "Psycho Killer" "Pulled Up"

More Songs About Buildings and Food
Released in July 1978 by Sire.
Produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
"Thank You For Sending Me An Angel" "With Our Love" "The Good Thing" "Warning Sign" "The Girls Want to be with the Girls" "Found a Job" "Artists Only" "I'm Not in Love" "Stay Hungry" "Take me to the River" "The Big Country"

Fear of Music
Released in August 1979 by Sire.
Produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
"I Zimbra" "Mind" "Paper" "Cities" "Life During Wartime" "Memories Can't Wait" "Air" "Heaven" "Animals" "Electric Guitar" "Drugs"

Remain in Light
Released in October 1980 by Sire
Produced by Brian Eno
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
"Born Under Punches" "Crosseyed and Painless" "The Great Curve" "Once in a Lifetime" "Houses in Motion" "Seen and Not Seen" "Listening Wind" "The Overload"

The Name of This Band is Talking Heads
Double live album released in March 1982 by Sire.
It was reissued in 2004 by Rhino Records.
Produced by Talking Heads.
Tracks: 17 (the 2004 CD reissue includes 33 tracks)

Speaking in Tongues
Released in May 1981 by Sire.
Produced by Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
"Burning Down the House" "Making Flippy Floppy" "Girlfriend is Better" "Slippery People" "I Get Wild" "Swamp" "Moon Rocks" "Pull Up the Roots" "This Must Be the Place"

Stop Making Sense
Compilation released in October 1984 that was a soundtrack for the movie of the same name.
A special edition was released in 1999.
Produced by Gary Goetzman.
Tracks: 9 (The 1999 special edition included 16 tracks).
Interesting fact: This album spent 188 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.

Little Creatures
Released in July 1985 by Sire.
Produced by Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
"And She Was" "Give Me Back My Name" "Creatures of Love" "The Lady Don't Mind" "Perfect World" "Stay Up Late" "Walk It Down" "Television Man" "Road to Nowhere"

True Stories
Released in October 1986 by Sire.
Produced by Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
"Love for Sale" "Puzzling Evidence" "Hey Now" "Papa Legba" "Wild Wild Life" "Radio Head" "Dream Operator" "People LIke Us" "City of Dreams"

Naked
Released in April 1988 by Sire.
Produced by Steve Lilywhite and Talking Heads.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
"Blind" "Mr Jones" "Totally Nude" "Ruby Dear" "Nothing But Flowers" "The Democratic Circus" "The Facts of Life" "Mommy Daddy You and I" "Big Daddy" "Bill" "Cool Water"

Sand in the Vaseline
Compilation album released in October 1992 by Sire.
Various producers.
Tracks: 33
Includes 3 previously unreleased songs: "Popsicle" "Gangster of Love" and "Lifetime Piling Up"

No Talking Just Head
Released in October 1996 by MCA.
Produced by The Heads.
The Heads is a band comprised of all of the members of Talking Heads minus David Byrne. This was the only album they released and each song has a different vocalist including Johnette Napolitano, Michael Hutchence, Debbie Harry, Richard Hell, and Gordon Gano (among others).
Tracks: 12
"Damage I've Done" "The King is Gone" "No Talking Just Head" "Never Mind" "No Big Bang" "Dont Take My Kindness for Weakness" "No More Lonely Nights" "Indie Hair" "Punk Lolita" "Only the Lonely" "Papersnow" "Blue Blue Moon"

Once in a Lifetime
Compilation album released in November 2003 by Warner Brothers.
Various producers.
Tracks: 3 CDs (21/17/17)
Also includes a DVD with 13 tracks.

The Best of Talking Heads
Compilation album released in August 2004 by Sire.
Various producers.
Tracks: 18

Talking Heads Brick
Box set released in October 2005 by Sire/Warner Brothers.
Various producers.
Includes the albums: Talking Heads 77, More Songs..., Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues, Little Creatures, True Stories, and Naked.

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