No Talking, Just Head

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No Talking, Just Head
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Studio album by
The Heads
ReleasedOctober 8, 1996 (1996-10-08)
RecordedClubhouse Music Studio
GenreNew wave, art punk
ProducerThe Heads
Singles from No Talking, Just Head
  1. "Damage I've Done"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(negative)[2]

No Talking, Just Head is an album released in 1996 by The Heads, a band composed of Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, joined by a variety of guest singers. Its name may be seen as an allusion to the fact that Talking Heads' former vocalist, David Byrne, is the only member not involved. This was, at the time, intended to turn into a full-time project, with further studio albums and tour. Furthermore, a live CD/video of the first tour was planned, featuring performances of songs originally recorded by Talking Heads reinterpreted by the album's guest artists. However, David Byrne sued the band, asserting that their name and presentation was too evocative of Talking Heads, and put an end to those further-reaching plans, although the suit was settled out of court, and the album was released. [3][4] The band toured the US in the fall of 1996 with Johnette Napolitano serving as the primary lead vocalist.

"Damage I've Done" and "Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness" were released as singles.

The album received negative reviews.[5][6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and T. "Blast" Murray; other lyricists in parentheses.

  1. "Damage I've Done" (Napolitano)
  2. "The King Is Gone" (Hutchence)
  3. "No Talking, Just Head"
  4. "Never Mind" (Hell)
  5. "No Big Bang" (McKee)
    • Vocals, guitar, synthesizer and lyrics by Maria McKee – 3:30
  6. "Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness" (Ryder)
    • Vocals and lyrics by Shaun Ryder – 4:43
    • Additional vocals by Paul "Kermit" Leverage
  7. "No More Lonely Nights" (Anneteg)
    • Vocals and lyrics by Malin Anneteg – 5:14
  8. "Indie Hair" (Kowalczyk)
  9. "Punk Lolita"
    • Vocals by Johnette Napolitano, Debbie Harry and Tina Weymouth – 4:35
    • Lyrics by Tina Weymouth
  10. "Only the Lonely" (Gano)
  11. "Papersnow" (Partridge)
  12. "Blue Blue Moon" (Friday)
    • Vocals and lyrics by Gavin Friday – 5:20
    • Background vocals by Johnette Napolitano


"Respect to Sly Dunbar for the great loop from Sly Dunbar's Reggae Drum Splash CD used in addition to Chris' drums & loops within "Punk Lolita"."


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Heads: No Talking, Just Head". 29 March 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Talking Heads". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  4. ^ ATHITAKIS, MARK. "David Byrne Feelings". Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
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  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ "Forgotten Records The Heads: No Talking, Just Head". 29 March 2002. Retrieved 2 March 2018.