Talking Heads – 08/24/1979 – Boston, MA

Talking Heads
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, Mass
August 24, 1979

1: stage and radio introduction > artists only 6:00
2: stay hungry 3:42
3: cities 5:05
4: paper 2:38
5: mind 5:06
6: heaven 4:30
7: the book I read 5:27
8: electric guitar 3:08
9: air 4:03
10: warning sign 5:10
11: (love is a) building on fire 3:47
12: memories can’t wait 3:51
13: psycho killer 6:59
14: Oedipus announcer comments 2:13
15: life during wartime > 4:09
16: take me to the river 5:30
17: Oedipus announcer comments 2:46

David Byrne: vocals and guitar
Jerry Harrison: guitar
Tina Weymouth: bass
Chris Frantz: drums

WBCN 104.1 FM live broadcast (not pre-recorded) >
Sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna >
unknown model Teac reel to reel recorder @ 3.3/4 ips (no dolby) >
Maxell UD 35-90 master reel tape >
played on Teax X-700R reel deck into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb’s aligned) > torrentially yours.
a this and that, reeltime production.

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Talking Heads – 12/03/1977 – San Francisco, CA

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

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

Lineage: SBD / Pre-FM > DAT > CDR > EAC > WAV > flac

From 100 Greatest Bootlegs

Earlier in 1977, Talking Heads had made their live debut in Europe, touring through the last week of April into May and the early days of June (supporting the Ramones). Surprisingly the four shows that took place at the Old Wardorf, San Francisco over December 2nd and 3rd, were the first live performances by the band on the west coast. Another historic show from an intimate San Francisco venue and available in pre-FM from the KSAN reels, with ultimate sound quality. The mix is superbly balanced.

The Old Wardorf was active on 444 Battery Street between 1976 and 1983, before being closed by Bill Graham. Advertising from the time says ‘that dinner will be available at every event and may be purchased in advance for certain 8pm and 11pm shows with best available seating.’ Imagine finishing your dinner while Metallica or Iggy Pop take to the stage of this 600 capacity venue for the early show.

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Talking Heads – 10/02/1983 – Billerica, MA

Talking Heads
Billerica Forum
Billerica, MA
October 2, 1983

Set 1:
01. Psycho Killer
02. Heaven
03. (My Love Is A) Building On Fire
04. The Book I Read
05. Slippery People
06. Cities
07. Big Blue Plymouth
08. (power failure announcement)

Set 2:
09. Burning Down The House
10. Making Flippy Floppy
11. Swamp
12. What A Day That Was
13. This Must Be The Place
14. Once In A Lifetime
15. Big Business
16. Houses In Motion
17. Genius Of Love (Tom Tom Club)
18. Girlfriend Is Better
19. Take Me To The River (band introductions during the song)
20. Life During Wartime

Total time = 116:32

Comments (from glasnostrd19 ’08 upload): “This is one of 3 TH 83 shows I wanted to offer, in this one the power generator that ran all the stage lights blew out, so they took a break (I think it was supposed to be after the next song anyway) and played the second set in the dark. This must have been an interesting show, and nearly the full-length set (the Providence 10/6/83 one was about 5 minutes longer), apparently the power for the amps and sound was not affected since this sounds pretty good for a hockey arena concert. When you think of places big bands of rock play in Massachusetts, you think of Boston, Worcester, Mansfield (Great Woods/ now the Tweeter Center), Amherst and Foxboro (Gillette Stadium), but Billerica??? They did not play any of the above locales (that I know of) on this tour, just Providence and Billerica and Cape Cod Coliseum, all of which I was going to share here on the dime. the CCC was posted in a better quality already by another uploader, and the Providence show was also uploaded from another source in a good quality. This one is the lone remaining 83 Heads show I have that is not yet posted on dime. Thanks to Purple Moon Productions, nice job with the recording of this. I believe it is all here, without interruption. I’d forgotten what a good tour this was, at least these 3 shows of it, so near where it all started for Talking Heads in the 1970’s. The Providence one I have is a SMP (Stud Muffin Production, as in D-5 source) but this one has a little clearer path between stage and mike and everything comes through clearly. A lesser band would have packed it in after a 40-minute set if they lost all the stage lights, but Talking Heads have always been a bit daring, here they don’t let a lighting failure cut their lone Central Mass. area concert short. Why they chose to play here, who knows, TH may be the only band anybody’s ever heard of to play the Billerica Forum. I don’t think there was an opening act. They meant to play 2 sets anyway, and they did, this break just came a little earlier than planned. It was a nice inspired concert. Do not sell this recording. Trade freely and losslessly.”

Source: Audience recording > unknown Sony mics > Sony D-6 cassette deck (Dolby off) > Maxell XLII cassette > My copy (1st generation audience tape) > Soundforge 4.5 > FLAC (level 6).

My part:

FLAC (from glasnostrd19 ’08 upload) > TLH > WAV > shntool (ref. shntool_len_original.txt, shntool_len_corrected.txt) > TLH > FLAC (level 6).

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Talking Heads – 12/11/1978 – Dallas, TX


Talking Heads
” Heads In Dallas ”
The Palladium
Dallas, Texas
Dec 11, 1978

O1. The Big Country
O2. Warning Sign
O3. The Book I Read
O4. Stay Hungry
O5. Artists Only
O6. The Girls Want To Be With The Girls
O7. The Good Thing
O8. Who Is It
O9. With Our Love
1O. Love Goes To Buildings On Fire
11. Electricity
12. New Feeling
13. Psycho Killer
14. Take Me To The River
15. I¥m Not In Love

This is one of the best Talking Heads concerts ever !!!!!

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Talking Heads – xx/xx/1977 – Boston, MA

Talking Heads
Take Me to Boston
FM stereo

01 Don’t Worry About the Government
02 Take Me to The River
03 The Book I Read
04 A New Feeling
05 A Clean Break
06 The Big Country
07 The Good Thing
08 Stay Hungry
09 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel
10 Who Is It?
11 Psycho Killer
12 Pulled Up

Tracks from “Take Me to Boston” FM CD

46 Minutes

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Talking Heads – 1990 – Stop Making Sense Tour

Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense tour
Various Venues and Dates

Pre FM LP’s
Westwood One Superstar Concert Series
Show #90-52

Set list:

Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
Burning Down The House
Making Flippy Floppy
Once In A Lifetime
Found A Job
Slippery People
What A Day That Was
This Must Be The Place
Life During Wartime
Big Business / I Zimbra
Psycho Killer
Crosseyed And painless
Take Me To The River


I bought this 3 disc LP boxed set (and a few other syndicated radio show discs) at a flea market a few years ago and am just getting around to digitizing them.

Apparently Westwood One reshuffled the TH setlist to suit their needs – I used the track order as they appear on the records.

The Big Business / I Zimbra medley seems to be a creation of Westwood One as well.

The discs included radio spots and DJ announcements which I have edited out.

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Talking Heads – 07/04/1982 – Werchter, Belgium

Talking Heads
1982 07-04
Werchter Festival
Matrix FM And SBD

01.Psycho Killer (FM) 4:58
02.Cities (FM) 4:38
03.Big Blue Plymouth (SBD) 4:55
04.Once In A Lifetime (FM) 5:29
05.Mind (FM) 4:36
06.My Big Hands (FM) 5:21
07.Big Business (SBD) 5:00
08.I Zimbra (FM) 3:41
09.Swamp (SBD) 5:04
10.Houses In Motion (FM) 6:51
11.Life During Wartime (FM) 5:48
12.Take Me To The River (FM) 6:13
Total Time: 62:39

Many thanks go to “Elprez00” for bringing us the FM and SBD shows!!!!

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Talking Heads – 08/20/1983 – South Yarmouth, MA

Talking Heads
Cape Cod Coliseum,
South Yarmouth, MA
August 20, 1983


Set 1
Missing Psycho Killer-
01 Heaven
02 Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
03 Love Goes To A Building On Fire
04 The Book I Read
05 Slippery People
06 Cities
07 Big Blue Plymouth*
08 Burning Down The House
09 Life During Wartime

Set 2

01 Making Flippy Floppy
02 Swamp
03 What A Day That Was*
04 This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
05 Once In A Lifetime
06 Big Business*>Izimbra
07 Houses In Motion
08 Genius Of Love#
09 Girlfriend Is Better
10 Take Me To The River

^11 Crosseyed And Painless
^12 Burning Down The House II

*from David Byrne’s “The Catherine Wheel”
#from The Tom Tom Club (Weymouth, Franz)
^encores are derived from a different and inferior SBD recording 


David Byrne-vocals, guitar
Tina Weymouth-bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Franz-drums
Jerry Harrison-guitar, keyboards
Bernie Worrell-keyboards
Alex Weir-rhythm guitar
Steve Scales-bongos, percussion
Lynn Mabry-b/g vocals
Ednah Holt-b/g vocals

Thanks for the original source from “hamels”
Thank to the secondary encore source from “john234”

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Talking Heads – 01/25/1984 – Milwaukee, WI


Talking Heads
Milwaukee, WI

01. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
02. Burning Down The House
03. Making Flippy Floppy
04. Once In A Lifetime
05. Found A Job
06. Slippery People
07. What a Day That Was
08. Naive Melody
09. Life During Wartime
10. Big Business
11. Swamp
12. Psycho killer
13. Crosseyed And Painless


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Talking Heads – 08/05/1983 – Saratoga Springs, NY


Talking Heads
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

Cassette marked “SBD Master”

Set 1:
01 Psycho Killer
02 Heaven
03 Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
04 Building On Fire
05 Book I Read
06 Slippery People
07 Cities
08 Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)
09 Burning Down The House
10 Life During Wartime

Set 2:
01 Making Flippy Floppy
02 Swamp
03 What A Day That Was
04 This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
05 Once In A Lifetime
06 Big Business >
07 I Zimbra
08 Houses In Motion
09 Genius Of Love (Tom Tom Club)
10 Girlfriend Is Better
11 Take Me To The River
12 Crosseyed And Painless

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Talking Heads – 7/09/1982 – Montreux, Switzerland


Montreux, Jazz Festival
09th july 1982

01.Under The Boardwalk ( Tom Tom Club )
02.Wordy Rappinghood ( Tom Tom Club )
03.Genius Of Love ( Tom Tom Club ) ( of vinyl bootleg ” Chance Meeting ” )
04.Psycho Killer
06.Big Blue Plymouth
07.Once In A Lifetime
09.My Big Hands
10.Big Business
11.I Zimbra
13.Slink ( Jerry Harrison )
14.Houses In Motion
15.What A Day That Was
16.Life During Wartime
17.Take Me To The River ( fade out )

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Talking Heads – 11/07/1980 – Providence, RI



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Talking Heads – 8/23/1980 – Bowmanville, ON



Talking Heads
Bowmanville, ON, Canada
Mosport Park (Heatwave Festival)

01. Intro
02. Psycho Killer
03. Warning Sign
04. Stay Hungry
05. Cities
06. Band Introduction
07. I Zimbra
08. Once In A Lifetime
09. Houses In Motion
10. Born Under Punches
11. Crosseyed And Painless
12. Life During Wartime
13. Take Me To The River

LENGTH: 65:44

JEMS master recording. Excellent sounding recording. This recording captures the Talking Head’s set at the Heatwave Festival. This show contains a few firsts, this show is the very first time the Heads performed with an extended live band and not as a quartet and the first show they played in support of the Remain In Light Album.

Source: Audience
Lineage: ANA(M)>WAV [96kHz/24bit]>WAV [44.1kHz/16bit]>FLAC [Level 8]
Taping Gear: Teac M-100>Sony TCM 600 Cassette Deck
Taped By: JEMS
Transferred By: Mike Ziegler

Band Members:
Talking Heads
David Byrne – vocals
Chris Frantz – drums
Tina Weymouth – synthesizer, bass
Jerry Harrison – guitar, synthesizer
Additional Musicians
Adrian Belew – guitar
Dolette MacDonald – percussion, vocals
Busta Jones – bass
Bernie Worrell – keyboards
Steve Scales – percussion

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Talking Heads – 09/29/1979 – Los Angeles, CA


Talking Heads
Los Angeles, CA
Stardust Ballroom
September 29, 1979

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Talking Heads – 09/16/1978 – San Francisco, CA



Talking Heads
The Boarding House
San Francisco, CA
September 16, 1978

Reel #1
01 The Big Country
02 Warning Sign
03 The Book I Read
04 Stay Hungry
05 Artists Only
06 Girls Want To Be With The Girls

Reel #2
07 The Good Thing
08 Love > Buildings On Fire
09 Electricity
10 Found A Job
11 New Feeling
12 Pulled Up
13 Psycho Killer

Reel #3
14 Take Me To The River
15 I’m Not In Love
2nd Encore
16 No Compassion

KSAN reels 633A, 633B, 633C

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David Byrne – 06/12/2009 – Manchester, TN


David Byrne
Manchester, TN


Strange Overtones
I Zimbra
One Fine Day
Help Me Somebody
House in Motion
My Big Nurse
My Big Hands
Life Is Long
Cross-Eyed and Painless
Born Under Punches
Once in a Lifetime
Life During Wartime
Feel My Stuff
Take Me to the River
The Great Curve

Burning Down the House

Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

Size: 158.4 mb Length: 1 hour 40 minutes

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