Talking Heads

By Charles Reece

 

For all its roots in the conceptual art movement of the 20th century, where thought took precedent over craft, Talking Heads was as committed to the physical pleasures of music as it was to exploring aesthetic ideas.  The band brought Steve Reich’s exploration in the connections between minimalism and African rhythms to the more commercial American realm of pop, soul and funk, without ever becoming a minstrel show.  Phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued that the world is “pregnant with meaning” as a way of circumventing the... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Post Punk, Soul, Funk, World, New Wave
City Of Origin:
New York, ,New York United States
Formed Date:
1974
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