Talking Heads Speaking Tongues 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Speaking in Tongues (rendered on the album cover as SP EAK IN GI N TO NGU ES) is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

Album cover photos of : Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

Talking Heads Speaking Tongues 12" VINYL LP  
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Album Summary:

Speaking in Tongues (rendered on the album cover as SP EAK IN GI N TO NGU ES) is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983.

The album was a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House", which was accompanied by a promotional video. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase "Stop making sense!" during the song Girlfriend is Better.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts, peaking at number two for six weeks.

David Byrne did the cover for the general release of the album. Artist Robert Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award for his work on the limited-edition LP version. This album featured a clear vinyl disc in clear plastic packaging along with three clear plastic discs printed with similar collages in three different colors. Original cassette copies of the album have special extended versions of "Making Flippy Floppy", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Slippery People", "I Get Wild/Wild Gravity" and "Moon Rocks".

 

Music Genre:

 
New Wave Music 

Collector's info:

 
Produced by the Talking Heads

Album Packaging / Information:

 
Cover design David Byrne

Label Information:

 
SIRE 92-3883  

Media Format:

 
12" LP  

Year & Country:

 
1983 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

    Talking Heads Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Byrne
  • Chris Frantz
  • Jerry Harrison
  • Tiny Weymouth

Track Listing of: Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

    Side One:
  1. Burning Down the House
  2. Making Flippy Floppy
  3. Girlfriend is Better
  4. Slippery People
  5. Get Wild/Wild Gravity
    Side Two:
  1. Swamp
  2. Moon Rocks
  3. Pull Up The Roots
  4. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Index of TALKING HEADS Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery


The Talking Heads were a rock band formed in New York City in 1975. The band consisted of David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (guitar, keyboards, and vocals). They were known for their eclectic and experimental style, which incorporated elements of punk, funk, world music, and avant-garde art. They released several critically acclaimed albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.  

David Byrne a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist who is best known as the frontman of the rock band Talking Heads. He was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Byrne co-founded Talking Heads in 1975 with Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. He was the lead vocalist and primary songwriter for the band, which became known for its eclectic and experimental style. After the band's disbandment in 1991, Byrne continued to release solo albums, collaborate with other musicians and artists, and pursue other creative projects. He is also known for his contributions to the world of contemporary art and his work as an author and film director.  

Chris Frantz the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Talking Heads. He was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and raised in New York City. Frantz formed Talking Heads in 1975 with David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. He played drums and percussion in the band throughout its career. After the band's disbandment in 1991, Frantz continued to play music and has been a part of several other music projects. He and his wife, Tina Weymouth, co-founded the Tom Tom Club, which released several albums throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He also worked as a DJ and producer.  

Tina Weymouth the bassist and co-founder of the rock band Talking Heads. She was born in Coronado, California, and raised in New York City. She formed Talking Heads in 1975 with David Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison. As the bassist of the band, she played an important role in the development of the band's eclectic and experimental style. After the band's disbandment in 1991, Weymouth continued to play music and has been a part of several other music projects. She and her husband, Chris Frantz, co-founded the Tom Tom Club, which released several albums throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. She also worked as a DJ and producer.  

Jerry Harrison the guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist of the rock band Talking Heads. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined Talking Heads in 1977 as a replacement for the band's original guitarist, Jerry Harrison played guitar and keyboards and sang backing vocals in the band, which became known for its eclectic and experimental style. After the band's disbandment in 1991, Harrison continued to play music, produce and collaborate with other musicians. He has released several solo albums and collaborated with various musicians and bands, such as The Modern Lovers and Jonathan Richman. He has also been involved in the production of several music records and has been active as a record producer, songwriter, and remixer.  

 

  • Fear of Music ( France )
  • Fear of Music ( Germany )  
  • Little Creatures
  • Naked
  • Speaking Tongues
  • Stop Making Sense
  • True Stories ( Italy )
  • True Stories ( Philippines )
  • David Byrne Catherine Wheel