In September 1977, 45 years ago this week, Talking Heads’ semi-eponymous debut album Talking Heads: '77 arrived. The groundbreaking collection of songs marked the beginning of an extraordinary run for the post-punk quartet, with eight studio albums, all certified gold, platinum, or better, to follow in quick succession.
The band is celebrating this month's massive career milestone with the launch of their brand new official website, Instagram, and YouTube channel.
Talking Heads have also launched a fresh line of merchandise through the official store of the newly launched website, focusing on Talking Heads ’77 with exclusive shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. Other merch drops are expected in the coming months.
As well, fans can now experience all of the Talking Heads’ studio albums in Dolby Atmos surround sound. The Atmos mixes include Talking Heads: ’77 (1977), More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978), Fear of Music (1979), Remain in Light (1980), Speaking in Tongues (1983), Little Creatures (1985), True Stories (1986), and Naked (1988). Listen here.
Many of the band’s classic music videos will also be reissued as HD-upgraded versions via Talking Heads’ official YouTube channel over the coming months. The reveal has kicked off with the release of upgraded versions of And She Was, Blind, and Love For Sale. Watch them all, here.
Talking Heads | ‘And She Was’
Talking Heads | ‘Love for Sale’
Emerging from the creative melting pot of New York’s mid-'70s underground scene, Talking Heads articulated the weirdness of modern times with their jagged guitar riffs and tight grooves. The band virtually invented New Wave with their 1977 debut, drawing on a wide range of musical influences that spanned soul, rock, punk, funk, world beat and more. By the time they disbanded in 1991, Talking Heads had created a unique musical legacy that hinged as much on intelligent ideas as it did catchy songs and inspired a generation of upcoming artists like Radiohead and Trent Reznor. Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and in 2021, honoured at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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