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Friday, June 3, 2016

Talking Heads Part 4

OK, here is the first batch of my Talking Heads boots.... always a tremendous live band, NONE of the shows I feature here will disappoint......

My favorite, actually, is the first one, from 1977, before they even "were" Talking Heads, a VERY short set from the mecca that was CBGB's..... just four songs, and every one of them will nail your ass to the floor.

Next up for today, I have a 1977 San Francisco set. The T-heads run through a fine set of material from their first two classic discs, and throw in a bizarre encore (as they were known to do on occasion), with "1-2-3 Red Light".

Also from 1977 comes a fine set from Syracuse NY.....again, no real "surprises" in the set list as all their songs were pretty much classics anyway, but kind of an odd encore with "Love Is All Around".......

We'll wrap up today's Talking Heads cluster with a 1978 set from Renssalaer NY. Still, a fairly standard set list, but the set still smokes, in particular the set opening "Take Me To The River" and the closing "Found a Job"........what I am saying is the Heads were one of the great stage bands of them all, please take advantage of this chance to hear them at their absolute peak!

CBGB 5/31/77-01 Don't Worry About the Government/02 Take Me To the River/03 Uh Oh, Love Comes To Town/04 Psycho Killer

SAN FRANCISCO 12/03/77-01 Uh Oh, Love Comes To Town/02 With Our Love/03 The Book I Read/04 Artists Only/05 Stay Hungry/06 The Big Country/07 New Feeling/08 Thank You For Sending Me An Angel/09 Who is It/10 Psycho Killer/11 No Compassion/12 1-2-3 Red Light

SYRACUSE 1977-01 Radio Intro/02 Love Goes to A Building On Fire/03 Uh Oh, Love Comes to Town/04 Don't Worry About the Government/05 Take Me To the River/06 The Book I Read/07 New Feeling/08 A Clean Break/09 Stay Hungry/10 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel/11 Pulled Up/12 No Compassion/13 Psycho Killer/14 I'm Not In Love/15 Love Is All Around

RENSSELAER NEW YORK 3/4/78-01 Take Me To the River/02 The Book I Read/03 The Girls Want
To Be With the Girls/04 With Our Love/05 Uh Oh, Love Comes To Town/06 Don't Worry About the Government/07 The Good Thing/08 Artists Only/09 New Feeling/10 Psycho Killer/11 No Compassion/12 No Compassion (reprise)/13 Found a Job


  1. CBGb77

    NY 78

    SF 77

    SYR 78

  2. I've heard that "Red Light" was a standard cover for them