(Nothing But) Flowers

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"(Nothing But) Flowers"
Single by Talking Heads
from the album Naked
GenreNew wave, worldbeat
Length5:39 (Album Version)
4:15 (Single Version)
3:28 (Radio Edit)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
Producer(s)Talking Heads, Steve Lilywhite
Talking Heads singles chronology
"(Nothing But) Flowers"
"Sax and Violins"

"(Nothing But) Flowers" is a song by rock band Talking Heads. It appears on the band's final album Naked, released in 1988. It was released as the album's second single. In addition to the band, the song features Kirsty MacColl on backup vocals and Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths, on lead guitar. It peaked at number 79 in the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video featured innovative uses of typography by graphic designer Tibor Kalman.[1] The band performs in the video with an expanded lineup featuring Johnny Marr, Kirsty MacColl, Brice Wassy, Yves N'Djock and Abdou M'Boup, all of whom performed on the studio recording of the song. The music video was directed by Sandy McLeod and David Byrne[2]

2010 TED Conference[edit]

David Byrne performed a briefer version of the song at the 2010 TED conference accompanied by Thomas Dolby on keyboard and the string quartet ETHEL.[3]


  1. ^ Heller, Steven; Fili, Louise (2006). Stylepedia. Chronicle Books. p. 181. ISBN 0-8118-3346-1.
  2. ^ Template:Https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9544264/fullcredits?ref =tt cl sm
  3. ^ TED 2010, TED.com, David Byrne, Ethel + Thomas Dolby: "(Nothing But) Flowers" with String Quartet., retrieved 1 April 2015

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