If there ever was a missing link between the 60’s and the 80’s then Talking Heads could just be it. Born out of the late 70’s post punk movement they moved on from the naked simplicity of the original punk movement to come up with some fantastical imagining. Starting in 1980 with:
Once in a Lifetime
Letting the days go by… perhaps I didn’t get this when it was first released? I was only ten! This seminal 80’s single was written by David Byrne and Brian Eno and is taken from their 1980 album, Remain in Light. It is reported that Byrne and Eno came up with the Lyrics after hearing a preacher heard on the car radio whilst driving through New York.
Road To Nowhere
Road To Nowhere was a single from Talking Heads 1985 album Little Creatures. It reached number 6 in the UK singles chart.
And She Was
I have written about And She Was here. Suffice to say, I love this track – that it’s the only single of theirs that I bought says more about me and my choices on limited funds. Talking Heads are: David Byrne, Chris Franz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth.