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37 Years Ago: Talking Heads Avoid Sophomore Jinx on ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’

Talking Heads managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx on their second album, 'More Songs About Buildings and Food.'

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32 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ Find Their Sweet Spot With ‘Speaking in Tongues’

Talking Heads found the right balance between their artistic and pop sensibilities on May 31, 1983 with 'Speaking in Tongues.'

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35 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’ Marks a Turning Point

The dark, intriguing 'Fear of Music' found the Talking Heads at a crossroads as a band.

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Unreleased Talking Heads Song Surfaces Online

It seems unlikely that we'll ever get new music from Talking Heads, but there are still unexplored corners of the band's legacy -- like 'Theme,' an instrumental track from their early years that's currently making the rounds online.

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Blondie, Talking Heads + More Featured on ‘CBGB’ Soundtrack

This October will see the premiere of 'CBGB," a movie about the legendary Manhattan club that witnessed the birth of punk. Yesterday (Aug. 2), the contents of the soundtrack were released, and it contains some of that scene's most familiar names.

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25 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ Final Album Released

In a way, Talking Heads’ eighth and final album, ‘Naked,’ was a reaction to Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland,’ which introduced world music to mainstream audiences in 1986. Then again, Talking Heads got there before Simon, incorporating African rhythms into their songs way back in 1980’s landmark ‘Remain in Light.’ But after 1983’s ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ which featured similar world-music junctures, and the massive world tour that followed, the group began scaling back.

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Hagar, Weir, Grateful Jam

Sammy Hagar joined Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Bob Weir at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California for a jam session that also included Talking Heads keyboardist and guitarist Jerry Harrison and Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson.

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