But my 'T' entry Taking Heads is American, although America never really appreciated the band as much as Britain.
One of the band's most well known hits Once in a Lifetime, failed to register much stateside while it made it big in the UK. In fact, Burning Down the House was the only top 10 hit Talking Heads achieved in America.
Maybe America simply did not get their quirky brand of The New Wave punk, art rock, avant-garde, world music and pop funk.
I once knew a girl who was keen on Talking Heads but it worried me that her favorite track was the 1977 number Psycho Killer. As soon as the taut lyrics "I can't seem to face up to the facts. I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax," started, a strange far away look would come over her features as if she'd just received a calling from God and she'd disappear into the kitchen that, like many kitchens, contained a lot of sharp knives.
At this point I'd disappear out of the window which was a tad unfortunate given that she lived on the fourth floor.
David Byrne, the lead singer of Talking Heads, said of the song.
"When I started writing this (I got help later), I imagined Alice Cooper doing a Randy Newman-type ballad. Both the Joker and Hannibal Lecter were much more fascinating than the good guys. Everybody sort of roots for the bad guys in movies."
That was the kind of guy Byrne was.
Talking Heads were formed in 1975. Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth were alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. I don't know a lot about Rhode Island but I assume it's not large and wonder if they are the only famous artists to ever come from the place.
A cover of Al Green's Take Me to the River brought the band to national conciousness in the late 1970s.
The band was big in the 1980s for a while when the album Little Creatures (which featured the hit singles "And She Was" and "Road to Nowhere, were released. They broke up in 1991.
In a 2011 update of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked 100.
There were some tentative efforts at a reunion in the early 2000 but Byrne spoke of "bad blood."
Weymouth was also scathing of Byrne describing him as "a man incapable of returning friendship."
Curious fact about Talking Heads - The band chose their name from a TV guide that contained a description of a person talking.