A third of a century ago four artists created their first album; the result, Talking Heads:77 is a fabulous, uncut, unpolished diamond of a recording. The sounds are those of the age, punk, pop and rock but the genius of David Byrne et al ensure that this is totally unlike anything else from its day. Byrne's lyrics are painted on a melodious canvas of deceptive complexity. Chris Frantz's percussion stands out, but all four members perform superbly both as individuals and as a unit. The later Brian Eno produced albums are wonderful, but Talking Heads:77 has a purity and innocence that has been produced out of the later work. You will not regret investing a few of your English pounds in this masterpiece!