Burning Down the House - The Talking Heads Story - BBC Radio Music Documentary - cheops
Stuart Maconie charts the history of Talking Heads, from their New York punk beginnings to becoming one of the most influential bands of the last three decades. Featuring contributions from Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison and Chris Frantz.
Talking Heads were an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York and active until 1991.
The avant-garde musical style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, new wave, pop, funk, world music and art rock. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits."
In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (Fear of Music) at number 76.
Two episodes of approximately thirty minutes each.
First broadcast on BBC Radio in 2000.
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