Upgrade Bonanza: Talking Heads – Tokyo, Japan (02/27/81)


Talking Heads
Sun Palace
Tokyo, Japan

Download: FLAC/MP3

Psycho Killer
Stay Hungry
Once In A Lifetime
Houses In Motion
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Crosseyed And Painless
Life During Wartime

Filler (unknown date):
The Great Curve
The Book I Read
Girls Want to be with Girls

2 thoughts on “Upgrade Bonanza: Talking Heads – Tokyo, Japan (02/27/81)

  1. I agree with La Piazza Gancio – this time was a kind of peak for the Talking Heads. The part of the Tokyo concert here was recorded during the legendary 1980-81 Remain In Light Tour, when the core quartet was augmented by extra musicians and vocalists to create a thundering 9- or (on some songs) 10-piece band. The extra musicians include the great Adrian Belew on guitar and P-Funk maestro Bernie Worrell on clavinet. Belew is of course a master virtuoso guitarist, but a word too for Byrne’s choppy, angular, post-funk chording – an essential part of the soundscape. Some of the songs from this Tokyo show (Psycho Killer, Stay Hungry, Once In A Lifetime, Born Under Punches) made it on the expanded CD edition of the live album “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads”.

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