|Saturday, 14 June 2008 22:11|
On October the 7th 1996, the first album by The Heads, `No Talking Just Heads` came out on RadioActive/MCA records in Europe.The US version followed one day later.
The Heads are Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth and are NOT Talking Heads, as David Byrne hadother things to do.
To compensate for the lack of a permanent singer, every song on the album is sung by another artist who not only wrote and sung the lyrics, but also made the arrangements. The production of the album was done by the three Heads themselves.
Music News Of The World - August 15, 1996 :
"Addicted To Noise staff writer Gil Kaufman reports: The Talking Heads, minus Ex-head Head David Byrne, have put the finishing touches on their first post-Byrne project, dubbed No Talking, Just Head under the moniker The Heads. The record, which is due out October 8, finds the remaining Heads--Tina Weymouth, Chris Franz and Jerry Harrison--soldiering on with a cavalcade of singers to replace the nervous one, who didn't want to have anything to do with the project.
Tina Weymouth, Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde, Pretty and Twisted) and Deborah Harry (Blondie) share vocals on "Punk Lolita," and young NYC spoken word performer named Malin Anneteg handles another new song titled "No More Lonely Nights." Other guest vocalists include Maria McKee, Richard Hell, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Michael Hutchence (INXS), Shaun Ryder (Black Grape)
Gavin Friday, and Andy Partridge (XTC). The CD was produced by the band. When they take the show on the road in mid-October, Napolitano will be the touring singer, although we doubt she'll be slipping into the big suit for the occasion."