The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads is a live compilation album from Talking Heads spanning the years from 1977 to 1981.
This represents the time when Talking Heads were at their most innovative, coming out of the punk movement at the CBGBs club but sounding nothing like punk. In my classification system I’m treating talking Heads as both a new wave band and an art rock band.
This album represents Talking Heads at their brilliant, quirky best and in my opinion is even more exciting than Stop Making Sense.
If you’re wondering about the title, the group were often incorrectly called The Talking Heads. David Byrne would often introduce songs with the phrase “The name of this song …”
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
My Rating – 29 out of 30 – an outstanding live album
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