ARTS & CULTURE
03/15/2013 11:52 am ET

Talking Heads 'Naked': The Band's Last Studio Album Turns 25 Years Old (VIDEO)

On this day 25 years ago, the New Wave phenomenon known as the Talking Heads released their last studio album, "Naked." The record came out in 1988, nearly two years before the avant-garde quartet, led by the enigmatic David Byrne, opted to part ways for good and break the hearts of devoted art punks everywhere.

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Filled with world beat-inspired tunes like "(Nothing But) Flowers" and "Sax and Violins," the album enjoyed -- like many of T. Heads' past records -- considerably positive reviews, delighting the likes of Rolling Stone writer Anthony Decurtis, who characterized the work as "stylistically bold and intellectually provocative...a dizzying and disturbing piece of work." He added:

"With humor and good-hearted-ness, hope and fear, Talking Heads contemplate a world on the eve of destruction on this important record –- and leave wide open the question of what the dawn will bring."

On the 25th anniversary of "Naked" we've compiled a slideshow of 10 things you didn't know about the band. Scroll through the slides below and let us know how you are celebrating this Talking Heads' anniversary in the comments section.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Talking Heads

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