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

talking heads cbgb 1976

Talking Heads
CBGB
New York NY
12-21-1976

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 – Live at the Agora (3/15/79)

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

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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 – Tokyo (02/27/81)

 

Talking Heads
02/27/81
Sun Palace
Tokyo, Japan

Download: FLAC/MP3

Psycho Killer
Stay Hungry
Cities
Drugs
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
Mind

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.