Talking Heads - 77 (1977) album cover.
Episode 23

Talking Heads - 77 (1977)

We take a look at the Talking Heads debut album Talking Heads: 77. Opening for The Ramones in 1975 at CBGBs, the Talking Heads came straight out of the New York punk scene with a sound that needed a new classification, quickly pioneering the term "new wave" with their mix of punk, art rock, and funk.

Episode Tracklist

  • Talking Heads - "Who Is It?"
  • Iceage - "Under The Sun"
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Hanoi 02"
  • Talking Heads - "New Feeling"
  • Talking Heads - "No Compassion"
  • Talking Heads - "Book I Read"
  • The Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner"

Sidetrack: David Byrne & St. Vincent - "Dinner For Two" (2012)

On this week's Sidetrack we give a listen to Talking Heads' frontman David Byrne & indie rock darling St. Vincent's 2012 collaboration Love This Giant. An album three years in the making, and with help from 46 additional musicians, this art pop gem, spanning generations of musical badass-ness, is just one of those special moments in the new wave zeitgeist. 


  • David Byrne & St. Vincent - "Who"
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent - "Dinner For Two"
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent - "I Should Watch TV"