I loved 'em from their inception, and now find 'em a little dated, and grow weary of David Byrne's yelping and dlitettantism. However, with songs like 'Heaven,' 'Born Under Punches,' 'The Big Country,' 'Life During Wartime,' and especially 'Once In A Lifetime,' not only did Talking Heads have songwriting ability, their stuff sounded absolutely refreshing on FM radio at the time. Also, 'Take Me To The River' remains one of the finest cover versions of all time - talk about taking a great song and making it your own!
The world is not worse for having nice, quirky little bands in it from time to time. And Talking Heads were a nice, quirky little band who were great on occasion. In addition, I was at the show in which the main body of the Stop Making Sense movie was filmed, and it was a bonafide great concert.
Album - Remain In Light
Song - 'Once In A Lifetime'