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Talking Heads: 77
(1977)
Talking Heads
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Label: Sire
Duration: 38:54
Genre: Rock

Next to CBGBs peers like the Ramones and the Voidoids, Talking Heads barely sounded like a punk band. After the startlingly non-conformist "Love Building on Fire," "77" made for a surprisingly tuneful collection of songs: nervy vignettes of urban unease, arranged for a tight little new wave quartet. The most overtly disturbed song, "Psycho Killer," now sounds a touch heavy-handed; more unassuming tracks like "New Feeling," "Happy Day," and "Don't Worry About the Government"--preppie pop with brains--have aged better. The first of four consecutive masterpieces for Sire, "77" is the work of a truly great American band.--Barney Hoskyns


TrackDuration
Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town2:49
New Feeling3:09
Tentative Decisions3:08
Happy Day3:55
Who Is It?1:44
No Compassion4:49
The Book I Read4:10
Don't Worry About The Government3:01
First Week/Last Week...Carefree3:21
Psycho Killer4:20
Pulled Up4:28
Love
I Wish You Wouldn't Say That2:36
PSYCHO KILLER (Acoustic)
I FEEL IT IN MY HEART
Sugar On My Tongue
Original Release: 1977-09-16
Composer: David Byrne
UPC: 7599274232, 75992742320, 81227644925