"...the second studio album by the American rock band Talking Heads, released in July 1978 and the first of a string of three co-produced by Brian Eno. The album was significantly more popular than their first, Talking Heads: 77. The band's blend of funky bass, bubblegum, country, reggae and punk influences, with David Byrne's unique voice, established the group as a critical success known for their live shows, but still with disappointing album sales.
Concerning the album's title:
"When we were making this album I remembered this stupid discussion we had about titles for the last album," Tina smirked. "At that time I said, 'What are we gonna call an album that's just about buildings and food?' And Chris said, 'You call it more songs about buildings and food.'"
More Songs About Buildings and Food was released on July 21, 1978. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The album's one single, a cover of the Al Green hit "Take Me to the River", peaked at number 26 on the Pop Singles chart in 1979.
In 2003 the album was ranked number 382 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2006 it was ranked the 45th best album of the 1970s by Pitchfork Media. It was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of 1967-1987.
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1. "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel" 2:11 2. "With Our Love" 3:30 3. "The Good Thing" 3:03 4. "Warning Sign" (Byrne, Chris Frantz) 3:55 5. "The Girls Want to Be With the Girls" 2:37 6. "Found a Job" 5:00
Side two No. Title Length 7. "Artists Only" (Byrne, Wayne Zieve) 3:34 8. "I'm Not in Love" 4:33 9. "Stay Hungry" (Byrne, Frantz) 2:39 10. "Take Me to the River" (Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) 5:00 11. "The Big Country"