Five more discs woth of Talking Heads shows, these are from 1982-3, the significance of which is
that after "Remain In Light", the Heads expanded their onstage concert lineup significantly to work in the African textures and rhythms that Byrne/Eno and the rest of the Heads were working with at that time.
I havae from 9/3/82 the infamous "Us Festival", wonder if you remember but it was absolutely savaged, and I mean brutalized (the festival, not the Heads portion) in Creem Magazine.....Van Halen came off as the biggest assholes (hard to imagine THAT huh?), but I remember a story about the festival confiscating all food, INCLUDING BABY FOOD, at the gate, a practice that magically ceased when it was reported on thee evening news....for a show that featured The Clash, Bowie, U2, The Heads, and a BUNCH more great acts, it sounded like about as much fun as a root canal festival.
Anyway, I do have a few sets from that show, The Clash's, in particular, is smoking, and the Heads is as well......they venture a bit from their normal setlist, including "Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)" "Slink", and "My Big Hands", as well as plenty of "Remain in Light material ("Houses In Motion" scorches in particular).
Finally for today, another double disc set, "South Yarouth MA, 8/20/83".....they change up the set quite a bit for this one, disc one including "Making Flippy Floppy" and "Slippery People", while disc two includes a good version of "Girlfriend is Better" which incorporates a version of "Take Me To the River" into it, 15 minutes or some, and closes with a brain bashing "Burning Down the House"
Still got a few more of these sets to present to ya, look for them later in the week....VERY few bands were as great as the Heads, and when it came to taking the stage.....well, witness these sets!
US FESTIVAL-01 Sit Down!/02 Psycho Killer/03 Love Goes To a Building On Fire/04 Cities/05 Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)/06 Once In a Lifetime/07 Mind/08 My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks)/09 Slink/10 Big Buisness (intro) I Zimbra/11 Swamp/12 Houses In Motion/13 What a Day That Was/14 life During Wartime/15 (fade into) Take Me to the River
SARATOGA DISC 1-01 Psycho Killer/02 Love Goes to a Building On Fire/03 Cities/04 Big Blue
Plymouth/05 Once In a Lifetime/06 Change Your Mind/07 Fall Through the Cracks/08 Panic/09 Big Business
SARATOGA DISC 2-01 I Zimbra/02 Houses In Motion/03 What a Day That Was/04 Life During Wartime/05 Take Me To the River/06 Still Waiting
SOUTH YARMOUTH MA DISC 2-01 What A Day That Was/02 This Must Be The Place/03 Once In a Lifetime/04 Big Business/05 Houses In Motion/06 Girlfriend Is Better (Inc. Take Me To the River)/07 Crosseyed and Painless/08 Burning Down the House