Talking Heads | Talking Heads: 77 (Debut Album)

On September 16th 1977, Talking Heads released their debut LP Talking Heads: 77—featuring the single Psycho Killer. Originally called The Artistics, these Alumni of Rhode Island School of DesignDavid Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Tina Weymouth—moved to New York and became an integral part of the avant-garde Art-Punk scene, and along with Television were an integral part of the development of what would later be called Post-Punk.

(Watch above a 1978 performance from the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test)

Talking Heads played their first gig as “Talking Heads” opening for the Ramones at CBGB on June 5, 1975.


A1 Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town
A2 New Feeling
A3 Tentative Decisions
A4 Happy Day
A5 Who Is It ?
A6 No Compassion

B1 The Book I Read
B2 Don’t Worry About The Government
B3 First Week / Last Week…Carefree
B4 Psycho Killer
B5 Pulled Up