Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa

Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa : The Adventures of "Talking Heads" in the 20th Century

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Talking Heads have achieved the status of rock legends. With unforgettable hits including "Take Me to the River", "Burning Down the House" and "Psycho Killer", and a Hollywood film of their live performances, the band, formed in New York, 1970, have always been musical pioneers. Their ground-breaking fusion of different influences and styles - rock, funk, ska, reggae, country, Afro-Brazilian rhythms - combined with the relentlessly hip lead singer David Byrne has curiously afforded Talking Heads mainstream success. In "FA FA FA FA FA FA" David Bowman charts the early years, the worldwide success and eventual acrimonious break-up of the band. With unprecedented access to the original members the book is teaming with incident, rock personalities and fascinating musical insights capturing one of the most charismatic and individual groups of the twentieth century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • facsimiles, , portraits
  • 0747558361
  • 9780747558361
  • 697,282

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'This book is a great gossipy read that all fans will love' UNCUT 'Hard for fans to resist' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'I approached this book with the same attitude I would the new Jackie Collins: it was to be devoured beside the swimming pool like a box of soft centres. I wasn't disappointed' Julie Burchill, GUARDIANshow more

About David Bowman

David Bowman is a novelist and journalist. He is the author of LET THE DOG DRIVE and BUNNY MODERN. He was selected as one of Granta's Best Novelists under 40. He writes for the NEW YORK OBSERVER, SALON MAGAZINE, NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE and the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW.show more

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