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Talking Heads was an American rock band that formed in the early 1970s and was based out of New York City, best-known for their album Remain in Light.

The group consisted of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. During later stages of the band's tenure, a number of auxiliary musicians were brought in on keyboards, percussion, backing vocals, secondary bass guitar and other instruments.

Talking Heads sound combined punk rock, pop, funk rock, art rock, and later in their career, world music. In David Byrne, they had one of the most distinctive front men of the period; they were extremely popular while they were originally together, and continue to influence many musicians to this day. Their concert film Stop Making Sense is acclaimed by many as one of the finest examples of the genre.



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