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...Though Talking Heads is generally classified as post-punk or new wave, the band experimented with several genres. Talking Heads was critically acclaimed during the 1980s for their pioneering of new wave music as well as their clever lyrics....


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The European trombone (German posaune, Old French sacqueboute, Old English sackbut) has existed in similar form since 1551. Over the course of its existence, the instrument has evolved into five types marked by bore and bell sizes...

Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is one of the most acclaimed American novelists of his generation. His books include Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, and Chronic City. His essays about James Brown and Bob Dylan have appeared in Rolling Stone. He is Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

33 1/3 Books

...It’s the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it’s the singer’s) announces into dead air in between songs “The Talking Heads have a new album, it’s called Fear...