More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire, 1978)
More Songs About Buildings and Food was the second album of American rock band The Talking Heads. It was the first of three albums produced by collaborator Brian Eno. It saw the band move toward a more danceable style. The name came about this way as quoted by bassist Tina Weymouth in a 1979 interview with Creem magazine: “When we were making this album I remembered this stupid discussion we had about titles for the last album. At the time I said, ‘What are we gonna call an album that’s just about buildings and food?’ [Drummer] Chris [Frantz] said, ‘You call it more songs about buildings and food.'” The album cover was conceived by singer David Byrne and executed by Jimmy De Sana. It’s a photomosiac of the band made up of 529 close up Polaroid photographs. More Songs About Buildings and Food peaked at #21 in the UK and #29 in the U.S. The single released was a cover of Al Green’s Take Me to the River which peaked at #26 in the U.S.