Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads remained active until 1991. The group helped to pioneer new wave music by combining elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image. Consisting of former art school students who became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene, the band traveled far and in 2002, Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and four of their albums appear in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
“Talking Heads: 77” is the debut album from Talking Heads. It was released in September 1977 and the single“Psycho Killer” reached number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100. Reviewed in“The Village Voice” in 1977, Robert Christgau said that while“a debut LP will often seem overrefined to habitues of a band’s scene,” the more he listened to the album the more he believed“the Heads set themselves the task of hurdling such limitations,” and succeeded with“[Talking Heads:] 77.”
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