383 I Can Walk to the River, Thanks

I want to like Talking Heads more than I do.

Talking Heads was formed in 1975 in New York City. They called it quits in 1991. I think there are more Talking Heads albums on The List. They used elements of punk, art rock (what's that?), funk, and dance to become a pioneering post-punk new wave group.

More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire, 1978) was Talking Heads second studio album. It reached number 29 on the charts in the US and 21 in the UK. This is the album with Take Me to the River (a cover, btw) on it. It was the only single and hit number 26 on the single charts. The album was re-released in 2005 with some bonus tracks and alternate versions. Both versions are available for streaming.

I remember Talking Heads from the '80s. As I'm sitting here typing, I can't actually remember what I remember about them. They've been sited as influencing many band/artist since: R.E.M. Primus, Nelly Furtado, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, I'm sure there's more.

While I'm looking forward to more of their work on The List, I wasn't impressed with this one. It left me feeling meh.