Talking Heads

Road To Nowhere

Talking Heads

Recorded: October 1984 – March 1985 Released: September 1985`
Engineered by: Eric Thorngren and Melanie West
Produced by: Talking Heads

While the album from which Road To Nowhere comes from, Little Creatures was full of hits, it was Road To Nowhere that truly broke Talking Heads in the UK, where the song did far better than in the US. It reached the number 6 spot in the UK but only managed 25 on the Billboard chart.

Engineer Eric Thorngren used the DeltaLabs DL-4 to provide 30-45 milliseconds of slap for drums and vocals and studio staples such as the EMT 250 digital reverb of Lexicon 224L for reverb duties. In addition he used the Marshal Time Modulator for chorusing and a Roland SDD-320 Dimension D for the bass.