Talking Heads

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2002

Inducted by: Anthony Kiedis

Nominated in: 2002

First Eligible: 2002 Ceremony

Inducted Members: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2002 (ranked #55) .

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Talking Heads: 77 (1977)
More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Fear Of Music (1979)
Remain In Light (1980)
Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Little Creatures (1985)

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Psycho Killer (1977)
Take Me To The River (1978)
Life During Wartime (1979)
Once In A Lifetime (1980)
Burning Down the House (1983)
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (1983)
Road to Nowhere (1985)
And She Was (1985)
Wild Wild Life (1986)

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6 comments so far (post your own)

There's one thing I don't understand: according to all the sources I've checked, their first record ("Love Goes to a Building on Fire") came out in 1977, so they shouldn't have been eligible before 2002/03. Could someone clarify this?

Posted by Denyo on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 02:25am

The Talking Heads where inducted into the Hall in 2002.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 11.13.07 @ 07:06am

Yes, but if their first record didn't come out before 1977 they shouldn't have been eligible before the 2003 ceremony, am I right?

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 11.14.07 @ 23:13pm

They're not required to start from the year a band's first album released, it's just a rule of thumb.

Posted by William on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 02:07am



Posted by denyo on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 09:18am

Looks like they recorded some demos in 1976:

But you're right, their first official single wasn't released until 1977.

Posted by albert on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 09:37am

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