Friday, November 12, 2010
The Best of The Talking Heads
I love how fun The Talking Heads are :D This band is just full of energy, and you can tell if you watch anything of them live. David Byrne is CRAZY in his live performances. I wonder just how much I should post about, since I'm sure I could scare some people away by saying I like some stuff, such as this performance, which I find hilarious! You don't have to watch the whole thing if you don't want, but you should :) My only explanation is that it was the 80's...
this is Life During Wartime.
The Talking Heads were a huge influence on many many bands. So many that I'm not even gonna try to mention them all. I will say however that Radiohead got their name from one of the songs by The Talking Heads. The Talking Heads formed in the mid 70's, and yet I still keep hearing their name pop up when I'm looking for new artists, and I still hear them on the radio mixed in with artists that are much newer.
and here is Burning Down The House, which is a bit more normal, if you can ever call the Talking Heads normal....
This cd took me awhile to get used to at first, 'cause quite honestly The Talking Heads are just plain bizarre. If you're up to it, I would HIGHLY recommend their Best of. I wish I had more of The Talking Heads, since this Best Of cd is all that I have. Once you get used to this music it is super fun to listen to and sing to at the top of your lungs, if you're the type of person to sing along with stuff. The songs I would especially recommend would be:
Take Me To The River
Once In A Lifetime
Burning Down The House
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Life During Wartime
and And She was
and I like the rest of them too, but since they're at the end of the cd I don't listen to them as often so they're not quite as familiar :P
This cd is awesome if you're up to listening to it.
Let me know what you think of them if this is your first time listening to them! and if you are already familiar with the Talking Heads, are there any other songs that desperately need to be listened to?
I'm also thinking maybe when I introduce a cd I should say what kind of people I think would like it, 'cause I know people like different kinds of music, and I know some of the stuff coming up will not be liked by a lot of people. Like I doubt I'm gonna get any of the young folk in to Lionel Richie, and I doubt I'll get any of the older folks to like Tom Waits. The Talking Heads are good for anyone though, you could be any age and still appreciate this stuff, it just depends on how weird you are.