Talking Heads was an American new wave band that formed in the mid-70s. They are most known for their innovative music style and the oversized grey suits they performed in often. They were former art school students who became involved in the 1970s New York punk scene. Talking Heads played at the famous CBGB (and even opened for the Ramones!) for 2 years until releasing their self-titled album in 1977. Talking Heads hit their commercial peak in 1983 with the hit "Burning Down the House". By the time of their breakup, they had recorded everything from art funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and melodic guitar pop.