Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Croydon, England (02/05/78)

talking heads poster - 1977

The Greyhound
Croydon UK
February 05 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

xx Love > Building on Fire [missing]
01 Uh Oh Love Comes to Town
02 Don’t Worry About the Government
03 The Book I Read
04 New Feeling
05 The Big Country
06 Artists Only
07 Tentative Decisions
08 Stay Hungry
09 Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
10 Who Is It?
11 Psycho Killer (tape flip at 0:06 cross-faded)
12 crowd
13 Pulled Up
14 crowd
15 Take Me To the River
16 crowd
17 No Compassion
18 crowd
19 I’m Not In Love (with Mark Knopfler)
20 crowd
21 Psycho Killer (with Mark Knopfler & John Illsley)
22 crowd
xx Gloria [missing]

Audience recording from the collection of Hans Devente, tape #16.
Transfer by Hans: Cassette > Nakamichi(?) > Audacity > WAV > FLAC 2496.
Edits: FLAC > TLH > Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

Recording time 81:02. Overburn disc, or remove last crowd track.

This was the final show on a UK tour where Dire Straits opened for TH.
According to an eye-witness, there was a final encore of “Gloria” with
the members of Dire Straits, too bad it’s not on the tape!

Talking Heads / Dire Straits UK Tour 1978:
20-Jan-78 University Sheffield
21-Jan-78 University Manchester
22-Jan-78 Eric’s Liverpool
23-Jan-78 Outlook Doncaster
24-Jan-78 Friars Aylesbury
25-Jan-78 University Southampton
26-Jan-78 University Leicester
27-Jan-78 Polytechnic Newcastle
28-Jan-78 Polytechnic Huddersfield
29-Jan-78 Roundhouse London
30-Jan-78 Polytechnic Leeds
01-Feb-78 Top Rank Brighton
02-Feb-78 Barbarella’s Birmingham
03-Feb-78 Civic Hall St. Albans
04-Feb-78 Oasis Swindon
05-Feb-78 Greyhound Croydon

The final three tracks on this file-set are missing from the recent 24bit
transfer (Oct 2012), and are patched-in from an earlier 16bit transfer.
An MP3 version of the same tape includes 0:40 of Love > Building, and
another 0:54 of crowd noise at the end. Previous transfers of this tape
also contain fragmentary versions of three songs (Love > Building, Uh Oh
Love, & TYFSMAA) that appear to come from a different show of this tour.

THANKS to Hans for sharing this great historical recording…enjoy!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Hamburg, Germany (01/13/78)

Talking Heads - Hamburg 1978 front

Hamburg, Germany
Onkel Pˆ
( Aud ) ( not CD or Vinyl sourced !!! )

Download: FLAC/MP3

CDr>CDwave>WAVE>FlacFrontend Level 8>FLAC>TORRENT

Quality : 6 – 7

01.Love Goes To Buildings On Fire ( quality : 4 – 5 )
02.Uh Oh Love Comes To Town
03.Don¥t Worry About The Government / Take Me To The River
04.The Book I Read
05.New Feeling
06.The Big Country
07.Tentative Decisions
08.Stay Hungry
09.Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
10.Who Is It ? / Psycho Killer ( incompl. )

Got this one in a trade in the middle 80¥s.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – San Francisco, CA (12/03/77)

Talking Heads - San Francisco 1977 - Sharp Objects

Talking Heads
boot: “Sharp Objects”
December 3, 1977
Old Waldorf Theatre,
San Francisco, CA.

Download: FLAC/MP3

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. No compassion (reprise)
13. 1, 2, 3, stoplight

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – New York, NY (12/21/76)

talking heads cbgb 1976

Talking Heads
New York NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Set:
01 Artists Only
02 Let’s Work (A Clean Break)
03 I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That
04 With Our Love
05 Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town
06 //New Feeling
07 I’m Not in Love

Late Set:
08 Love -> Building on Fire
09 First Week / Last Week… Carefree
10 Questions for Lovers
11 Who is It?
12 I Feel It In My Heart
13 No Compassion
14 Pulled Up
15 Psycho Killer
16 Encore 1: Love is All Around
17 Encore 2: 1-2-3 Red Light

Source: Audience recording on a hand-held cassette recorder (model unknown).
Transfer: MAC > WAV > Wavelab > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC (small FLAC due to Mono Wav).
Concert recording & transfer to WAV by James Britt.
Wavelab thru FLAC by http://talkingheadsconcerthistory.blogspot.com/

Decent recording for this vintage. New Feeling cuts in on second verse, might be a
song or two missing before that (a newspaper review of this show mentions that The
Book I Read and 96 Tears were also played). Some tape damage audible here and there,
not too bad. The “tick tock” sound heard on quiet parts is from the recorder’s motor.

Note from the taper: Recorded at CBGB on a crappy cassette recorder. This was recorded
on December 21, 1976. The group was still a trio; you can hear someone in the crowd ask
“What’s Jerry Harrison’s status?” Enjoy! – James Britt.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Cleveland, OH (03/15/79)

talking heads - Cleveland - 1978

Talking Heads
Live at The Agora
Cleveland OH
March 15, 1979

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. The Big Country (6:01)
2. Warning Sign (4:42)
3. Artists Only (5:22)
5. The Good Thing (3:18)
7. New Feeling (4:30)
9. Psycho Killer (7:19)
10. Take Me to the River (6:19)

David Byrne – guitar, vocals
Jerry Harrison – guitar, keyboards
Tina Weymouth – bass
Chris Frantz – drums

Produced and mixed by David Byrne and Ed Stasium


Notes by rednoise Oct. 17, 2005…

This is a transfer of my original radio transcript LP to digital. The
record has been played a lot, so there is some surface noise, but it was
minimal to begin with and I spent some time carefully cleaning what
could be corrected without negatively impacting the music.

LP > WAV > slight cleanup with Adobe Audition > FLAC>MP3

The following tracks have been omitted because they have been officially
released on the album “The Name of the Band is the Talking Heads”.

4. The Girls Want to Be with the Girls (3:56)
6. Electricity (3:31)
8. Found a Job (5:35)

Throughout the latter half of 1978 and the early months of 1979, Talking
Heads continued to criss-cross their way across Europe and the U.S.A.,
surprising many audiences with the power of their live shows.

Recognizing that on stage the band tapped into an energy source that
their records left unminded, Warner Brothers (Sire’s parent company)
taped a Talking Heads show at the Agora in Cleveland on March 15th 1979.
Entitled ‘Talking Heads Live On Tour’, the album caught the group on the
verge of the sessions for their third album Fear Of Music, and one song,
‘Electricity’, later appeared on that album as ‘Drugs’. The rest of the
live album consisted of songs from the first two studio LP’s, charged
with an emotional current that belied the often placid sound of the
group’s records.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Las Angeles, CA (09/29/79)

talking heads - los angeles 1979

Talking Heads
Stardust Room
Las Angeles, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Artists Only
Stay Hungry
Electric Guitar
New Feeling
Love/Building on Fire
Found a Job
Psycho Killer
Life During Wartime
Take Me to the River

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Tokyo (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

I’m once again in travel mode.  Me and the fam are taking something like two weeks to roam across the Western US.  Over the last two days I did upload a bunch of shows and I’m thinking I’ll slowly pace posting those out so that you guys will get a show or two a day.  Or I might get bored and post them all at once.  Either way I’ll most likely run out before I get home.

Once  do get home I’ll have maybe two weeks before we take off to Europe for three months.  All of which is to say my days of posting regular are coming to an end.  But we’ve gone over that before.

Several of you have recently sent me shows and I want to give a great big thanks for that.  I’m also going to put out a general request for more.  When I’m in Europe I’m really not going to have the time to upload shows.  I’m going to try to link to various bootleg sites with cool shows as often as I can but it would be tremendous if some of my readers could send me shows and allow me to post them.  I love the idea of the Midnight Cafe becoming more of a community site than just me posting shows.

Anyways, as always, thanks for reading.  Enjoy the Talking Heads.