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Talking Heads was a band of smart, self-conscious white
musicians intrigued by the rhythms and spirit of black
music. They drew on funk, classical minimalism, and African
rock to create some of the most adventurous, original, and
danceable music to emerge from new wave - a movement
Talking Heads outlasted and transcended in their
accomplishment and influence.

David Byrne and Chris Frantz met at the Rhode Island School
of Design, where they were part of a quintet called,
variously, the Artistics and the Autistics. With Tina
Weymouth, More...


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Alice Cooper | Reviewer: Rich
    ------ About the song Psycho Killer performed by Talking Heads

Alice Cooper is now a syndicated radio DJ. According to him,Byrne told Cooper it was written about Cooper after Byrne saw Copper in concert.
I don't much see that in the lyrics (other than the psycho reference!), but this is straight from Cooper.

Greatest of All Time | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) performed by Talking Heads

Just randomly came across this track listening to Spotify. Faintly recall it from my Highschool days. What a treasure find! Beautiful dance track & meaningful lyrics = perfect song for all mankind. Home is where I'm at when listening to this track!

Madcap DeeBag | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

The lyrics seem to be a parable for a failed relationship. Byrne may be comparing environmental disaster / societal collapse to that moment when one realizes that they have taken a wonderful relationship for granted and totally wasted it. Some of us find ourselves in such a lurch from time to time.

It's really a breakup song. | Reviewer: Madcap DeeBag
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

The lyrics seem to be a parable for a failed relationship. Byrne may be creating an analogy between the worst possible outcome of environmental degradation for modern society AND that moment when one realizes that they have taken a wonderful relationship for granted and totally wasted it, leaving oneself in a heart-rending lurch.

sex | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Making Flippy Floppy performed by Talking Heads

this song is about sex pure and simple. making flippy floppy means having sex. "we lie on our backs, feet in the air, rest and relaxation rocket to my brain. snap into position, bounce till you ache, step out of line and you end up in jail." sex. "making flippy floppy, tryin to do my best, we lock the door, we kill the beast, kill it!" sex. meaningless sex, and a little confused/unhappy about that, but sex is the topic of this song, pure and simple.

Golden Age Thinking | Reviewer: Andy
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

It is amazing how people can drag a political interpretation out of this. I'm not saying they are incorrect, but in the interpretations I have read there, not one person has interpreted this song as a dig at 'Golden Age Thinking'. This is a theme that has been explored by a range of artists, from Flaubert, to Samuel Johnson, to Woody Allen! The point isn't whether or not a natural environment is better, it is just that the grass is always greener on the other side. We all long for a simpler life, and accept the idea that Eden was perfect. But if Adam and Eve could have gone to Pizza Hut or 7-Eleven, and just got their food handed to them at their convenience, would they be able to cope with going back to hunting rattlesnakes? The snake is killed in this song, unlike the story of the Fall, so in this account mankind has done nothing to destroy paradise, they have simply constructed another one that they are dissatisfied with. This is the permanent aspect of our nature: dissatisfaction with our lot. We can't get used to ANY lifestyle. Like Randall Jarrell said: 'In a golden age, people go around complaining how yellow everything looks.'

Thank you for sending me an Angle | Reviewer: Gwen
    ------ About the song Thank You For Sending Me An Angel performed by Talking Heads

Writen quite well, for to days learning process, Weather it be astronuants or grammer school childern its fit quite well with the gwen/ edgercaysy-Nostrodamas learning program. 2013 3-12

Something for dinner | Reviewer: paerina
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

Eating the beating heart of the snake is a culinary experience sought after by the most adventurous seeking the ultimate perfect meal.

All very exciting and relished decadently with every mouth full :)

Until of course the petal chefs arrived tantalizing you with sensuous rose salads..


I need help with a school project | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

Would you say that this song could be an example of the importance of nature? The way I see it, the song talks about how mother nature will eventually run its course and we won't be used to the changes. Therefore we should stop destroying it and get used to it.

slaughterhouse 5 | Reviewer: RJ
    ------ About the song (Nothing But) Flowers performed by Talking Heads

Some have mentioned Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi, paved paradise and put up a parking lot in reverse in this song. I thought of Kurt Vonnegut's novel where the bombs and planes were carefully deconstructed and the metal returned to ore form and put back where it came from, everything done in reverse from finished product back to raw resources. I don't know what it means, it just reminded me of that. Maybe it means we can't really go back and do it again, we should be a little more careful going forward.


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