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    Talking Heads Top 3

    Unlike bands such as U2, you can call talking Heads a band that did not over expose themselves. They made their own music regardles of being commercial success or not, and that made them critic's darling. And fans too

    Ranked from most favorites:

    1. "Road To Nowhere" from Little Creatures
    Talking heads - road to nowhere - YouTube

    2. "Once In A Life Time" from Remain In Light
    Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime - YouTube

    3. "Wild Wild Life" from True Storie
    Talking Heads Wild Wild Life (HQ) - YouTube



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    During the 80's I wasn't a Talking Heads fan but as I got older I began to appreciate their music. I have one of their greatest hits albums and a live album I think but I'm still pretty ignorant to their collection of work. I will say that I can listen to "Once in a Lifetime" over and over and never get tired of it, such a good tune.

    Oh yeah and "Burning Down the House" played on MTV all the time but whenever I hear that song I always think of the Alpha Betas chanting, "Fireball, fireball, fireball" in Revenge of the Nerds haha!

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    A band way ahead of its time, many people don't realize how much talent was in that band. The band had spin off groups that had hits in other genre of music:

    Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love

    Nu Shooz: I can't wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHills44060 View Post
    I will say that I can listen to "Once in a Lifetime" over and over and never get tired of it, such a good tune.
    That song had a cool video also. His "arm chopping" bit in the video is legendery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by recoveryone View Post
    The band had spin off groups that had hits in other genre of music:

    Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love

    Nu Shooz: I can't wait
    I see the connection between TT Club and talking Heads, but don't see no connection between Nu Shooz and Talking Heads. I Can't Wait was a big hit though, but not my type of music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I see the connection between TT Club and talking Heads, but don't see no connection between Nu Shooz and Talking Heads. I Can't Wait was a big hit though, but not my type of music
    I think it was one of the guys and the girl that made up the group Nu Shooz
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    Hard to pick three, but my favorite song by far is:

    This Must be the Place

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    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell View Post
    Hard to pick three, but my favorite song by far is:

    This Must be the Place
    It was the video director that was the connection between the groups, I had to go back and re-read the info, but TT Club was for sure linked to the talking heads.
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    (Nothing But) Flowers from the album Naked
    Slippery People and Life During Wartime from Stop Making Sense.

    As for the TomTom Club, Genius of Love was an ok little pop gem in its short, radio edit form but they did an extended dance version that was downright obnoxious, possibly the crappiest extended mix ever.

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    Seems like I've posted Talking Heads faves before. Today's top 3 are probably different.

    Mind - 'cause it totally captures uneasy ambiguity and frustration in the way only TH could
    Crosseyed and Painless - 'cause it rocks
    This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) - 'cause it will always be my favorite from them
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LB View Post
    (Nothing But) Flowers from the album Naked
    Slippery People and Life During Wartime from Stop Making Sense.

    As for the TomTom Club, Genius of Love was an ok little pop gem in its short, radio edit form but they did an extended dance version that was downright obnoxious, possibly the crappiest extended mix ever.
    Back then it was one of the most sampled/mixed songs in all the clubs.
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