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The Talking Heads Are:. David Byrne- Lead Vocals/Guitar Chris Frantz- Drums Tina Weymouth- Bass Jerry Harrison- Keyboard/Guitar. Beginnings of the Talking Heads. RSID Artistics New York- CBGB Jerry Harrison Sire Records. Talking Heads: ‘77. Psycho Killer

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The talking heads are

The Talking Heads Are:

  • David Byrne-

    • Lead Vocals/Guitar

  • Chris Frantz-

    • Drums

  • Tina Weymouth-

    • Bass

  • Jerry Harrison-

    • Keyboard/Guitar


Beginnings of the talking heads

Beginnings of the Talking Heads

  • RSID

  • Artistics

  • New York- CBGB

  • Jerry Harrison

  • Sire Records


Talking heads 77

Talking Heads: ‘77

  • Psycho Killer

  • First Talking Heads song

  • to become popular

  • Billboard Top 100 1978

    • #92

  • French lyrics

  • Simple, driving bass line

  • Listen


Psycho killer listening guide

Psycho Killer Listening Guide

  • Lyrics

  • (Verse 1)

  • I can’t seem to face up to the facts/ I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax/ I can’t sleep ‘cause my bed’s on fire/ don’t touch me I’m a real live wire

  • (Chorus X2)

  • Psycho killer qu’est-ce que c’est? …………..(translation: what is it?)

  • Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa

  • better run run run run run run away (wo, oh, oh aye aye yaye)

  • (Verse 2)

  • You start a conversation and don’t even finish it/ you’re talkin’ a lot but you’re not sayin’ anything/ when I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed/ say something once, why say it again?

  • (Chorus X2)


The talking heads are

  • (Verse 3) (Translation-

  • Ce que j’ai fais, ce soir la ..………….What I did that night

  • Ce qu’elle a dit, ce soir la ………….. What she said that night

  • realisant mon espoir ……...……… Realizing my hope

  • je me lance, vers la gloire..OK ………I throw myself towards glory)

  • We are the vain and we are the blind

  • I hate people when they’re not polite

  • (Chorus X2)


Psycho killer listening guide1

Psycho Killer Listening Guide

  • Music

  • Intro-Simple repeated bassline, bass drum, and guitar

  • Interacting instruments - Drums, Bass, 2 guitars, Vocals

  • Everyone playing something different

    • Verse/Chorus

    • Repeat

    • Bridge (French vocals)

    • Verse/Chorus

  • Instrumental jam outro


Speaking in tongues 1983

Speaking in Tongues -1983

  • “Burning Down the House”

  • “This Must Be the Place”

  • Concert film

  • Stop Making Sense


Burning down the house

Burning Down the House

  • Burning Down the House

    • Only Talking Heads song to reach top ten

    • 9 on Billboard Top 100

    • Covered by Tom Jones, Dave Matthews Band, The Used, and Phish

  • This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

    • 62 on Billboard Top 100

    • Only Talking heads love song

    • Sung to a lamp on Stop Making Sense


Separate projects

Separate Projects:

  • Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth: Tom Tom Club

  • David Bynre: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts with Brian Eno

  • Jerry Harrison: The Red and the Black


The break up

The Break-up

  • -Success of their other projects

  • -David Byrne reluctant to do another album

  • -Just Heads causes legal problems


After the talking heads

...After the Talking Heads

  • -David Byrne: books, music, warehouse instrument

  • -Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz: production, Tom Tom Club

  • -Jerry Harrison: Production, solo albums

  • Inducted into Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2002


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