Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues – Compact Disc
Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Talking Heads
Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues, released in 1983, stands as a seminal work in the vast discography of the American rock band Talking Heads. This album marked a significant shift in the band’s sound, embracing a more accessible and groove-driven approach to their art-rock roots.
The album includes some of Talking Heads’ most iconic tracks, such as “Burning Down the House” and “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody).” These songs showcase the band’s newfound focus on danceable rhythms, catchy melodies, and the distinctive, evocative vocals of David Byrne.
Speaking in Tongues is celebrated not only for its musical innovation but also for its groundbreaking music videos, which played a pivotal role in the rise of music videos as an art form in the 1980s.
In terms of lyrical themes, the album explores a wide range of topics, often reflecting David Byrne’s quirky and thought-provoking observations on life, society, and human relationships.
While Talking Heads had already achieved critical acclaim with their previous albums, Speaking in Tongues catapulted them into mainstream success and solidified their status as influential pioneers in the alternative and new wave music scenes.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
Burning Down The House
Making Flippy Floppy
Girlfriend Is Better
I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
Pull Up The Roots
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)