Thursday 8pm: Feature Artist – Talking Heads

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). Described by critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine as “one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ’80s,” the group helped to pioneer new wave music by integrating elements of punk, art rock, funk, pop and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image.

Former art school students who became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene, Talking Heads released their debut Talking Heads: 77 to positive reviews in 1977, and subsequently collaborated with producer Brian Eno on a trio of experimental and critically acclaimed releases: More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978), Fear of Music (1979), and Remain in Light (1980). After a hiatus, the band hit its commercial peak in 1983 with the US Top 10 hit “Burning Down the House” and released the concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme. They would release several more albums, including their best-selling LP Little Creatures (1985), before disbanding in 1991.

In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band’s albums appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and three of their songs (“Psycho Killer,” “Life During Wartime,” and “Once in a Lifetime”) were included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Talking Heads were also included at number 64 on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” In the 2011 update of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” the band was ranked at number 100. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on the playist will be: This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on the playist will be: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Gap Band, Talking Heads, Anita Baker, the Bar-Kays, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Shalamar, Regina Belle, Barry White, Atlantic Starr, Oran “Juice” Jones and several others. Join us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Later ‘Gator!
and several others. Join us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Later ‘Gator!

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @RadioMax

GSP2I think I’ve got a nice mixed bag of music for you, when you join me later this evening at 7PM Eastern Time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist I’ve got: Barry White, the Bar-Kays, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, Guns & Roses, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Grandmaster Flash, Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bob Marley, Talking Heads and a whole lot more. Remember, that after the original live broadcast this evening, starting tomorrow, you can listen to the show again at your heart’s content, anytime day or night, until next Wednesday evening’s new show, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html.

So join me later at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s”

Artist Countdown: Talking Heads Top 25 Hits 6pm ET

talking-headsTalking Heads were an American new wave and avant-garde band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Auxiliary musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group’s albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band’s songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances.

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Talking Heads as being “one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ’80s, while managing to earn several pop hits.” In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band’s albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine‘s 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (Fear of Music) at number 76. On a 2011 update of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, the band was ranked at No. 100.        — Source: Wikipedia

1 And She Was
2 Road to Nowhere
3 Wild Wild Life
4 Once in a Lifetime
5 Burning Down the House
6 The Lady Don’t Mind
7 Take Me to the River
8 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
9 Radio Head
10 Houses in Motion
11 Blind
12 Psycho Killer
13 Hey Now
14 Puzzlin’ Evidence
15 Crosseyed and Painless
16 I Zimbra
17 Sax and Violins
18 Stay Up Late
19 Life During Wartime
20 Pulled Up
21 Cities
22 Love for Sale
23 Television Man
24 Air
25 Swamp