Five more shows from the Heads, finding the band right on top of their game, 1978-79 (actually they were
pretty much ALWAYS on top of their game)..... first we have a show from 1978, unsure of exact date (note: don't really care that much either), all fine sons from the first two albums, plus the non-LP but concert staple "Love Goes To a Building On Fire"...... this is an audience recording, evidenced by the fact that a couple seconds at the start of "Psycho Killer" are missing due to a tape flip..... can't have EVERYTHING.
Staying in 1978, we move to Dallas Texas, November 12, a VERY similar setlist to the Chicago show with a few minor changes, still a good set though.
Out of chronology here a bit, this San Francisco show is from 9/16/78, a good sounding Pre-FM recording, again, a similar setlist..... "Pulled Up" is here in a energetic version, one that (it seems to me) they didn't perform live all that often.
The next show I have I doubt is complete, 3/15/79, from Cleveland...... my senior year in high school, why I didn't make the trip to Cleveland (4 hours, NOTHING for a high school kid with a van and a love of Talking Heads) I'll never know, but I kind of doubt the heads in 1979 would have done a 7-song set..... anyway, still sounds fine, fine song selection, and a GREAT "Psycho Killer".
Finally, we have another (no specific date on this one
either) 1979 show, this one from Berkely CA.... quite a bit of "Fear of Music" material is creeping its way into the set by now, all of which worked well onstage, "Air" in particular......
Honestly, what a great band...... there aren't a lot of bands that I'd listen to basically the same setlist over and over just for listening pleasure, rather than for comparison, but this was one...... Sleater Kinney, Nirvana, Roxy Music..... there have been a few but not a hell of a lot.
I have a bunch more of their fine live shows to come, hope you guys like them as much as I do!
CHICAGO PARK WEST 1978-01 Warning Sign/ 02 The Book I Read/ 03 Stay Hungry/ 04 Artists Only/ 05 The Girls Want To Be With the Girls/ 06 Don't Worry About the Government/ 07 The Good Thing/ 08 Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town/ 09 Love Goes To a Building On Fire/ 10 Psycho Killer/ 11 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel/ 12 Take Me To The River
DALLAS 11/12/78-01 The Big Country/ 02 Warning Sign/ 03 The Book I Read/ 04 Stay Hungry/ 05 Artists Only/ 06 The Girls Want To Be With the Girls/ 07 The Good Thing/ 08 Who is It/ 09 With Our Love/ 10 Love Goes To a Building On Fire/ 11 Electricity/ 12 New Feeling/ 13 Psycho Killer/ 14 Take Me to the River/ 15 I'm Not In Love
SAN FRANCISCO 9/16/78-01 The Big Country/ 02 Warning Sign/ 03 The Book I Read/ 04 Stay
Hungry/ 05 Artists Only/ 06 The Girls Want To Be With the Girls/ 07 The Good Thing/ 08 Love Goes To a Building On Fire/ 09 Electricity/ 10 Found a Job/ 11 New Feeling/ 12 Pulled Up/ 13 Psycho Killer/ 14 Take Me To The River/ 15 I'm Not In Love/ 16 No Compassion
CLEVELAND 3/15/79-01 The Big Country/ 02 Warning Sign/ 03 Artists Only/ 04 The Good Thing/ 05 New Feeling/ 06 Psycho Killer/ 07 Take Me To the River
BERKLEY 1979-01 Artists Only/ 02 Stay Hungry/ 03 Cities/ 04 Paper/ 05 Mind/ 06 Heaven/ 07 The Book I Read/ 08 Electric Guitar/ 09 Air/ 10 Warning Sign/ 11 Love Goes To a Building On Fire/ 12 Memories Can't Wait/ 13 Psycho Killer/ 14 Life During Wartime/ 15 Take Me To the River