Talking Heads The Boston Tea Party 1979

The Boston Tea Party is a live in concert recording by Talking Heads.

It was recorded at The Berklee School of Music in Boston in August 1979 and was broadcast on local radio. The recording has been released on the Sonic Boom label and two extra songs have been added from the band’s appearance on Saturday Night Live.

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Talking Heads Still Don’t Make No Sense 1983

Still Don’t Make No Sense is a live recording by Talking Heads.

This was originally a radio broadcast from 1983 while the band were on their Stop Making Sense tour. It has been released on the FM In Concert label.

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Talking Heads Saratoga Psycho 1983

Saratoga Psycho is a live recording by Talking Heads.

It was recordedat the Saratoga Springs Performance Center in the Saratoga Spa State Park in New York State during the summer of 1983.

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The Best Live Album By Talking Heads

What are the best live albums by Talking Heads?

Their two officially approved albums, The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense receive plenty of praise but are there any of the unofficial albums that can compare or be even better?

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Talking Heads The Boarding House San Francisco 1978 (TAJ)

The Boarding House, San Francisco is a live recording of a concert by TalkingĀ  Heads which was originally broadcast on the radio.

It was recorded on 16th September 1978.

From what I’ve seen so far, it is an mp3 only release and not available in the United States.

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Talking Heads Performance 1979

Performance is a live recording by Talking Heads made for broadcast on the radio and turned into a live album released by the Applebush label.

It was recorded at The Berklee School of Music in Boston on 24th August 1979 while the band were promoting the Fear Of Music studio album.

I’ve also seen what I think is this recording offered for sale on the Sonic Boom as Boston Tea Party with two extra songs at the end from Saturday Night Live. These songs are repeats of Take Me To The River and Artists Only.

I think this is one of those live recordings that slips through the copyright laws after 35 years and can be sold legally in Europe. Please correct me if you know the truth.

The two official live albums, The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense are two of the greatest live albums ever released. It is interesting to hear other material when Talking Heads were such an innovative new wave band in the late 1970s.

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Talking Heads Real Live Wires 1978

Real Live Wires is a live album by Talking Heads released on the Smokin’ label.

It was recorded at The Park West, in Chicago, in 1978 while the group were promoting their second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food for a radio broadcast.

There is another version of this recording on the Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd label called Live Chicago 1978 but feedback from Amazon is that the recording quality is not as good as Real Live Wires.

I think this is one of those live recordings that slips through the copyright laws after 25 years and can be sold legally in Europe. Please correct me if you know the truth.

The two official live albums, The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense are two of the greatest live albums ever released. It is interesting to hear other material when Talking Heads were such an innovative new wave band in the late 1970s.

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Talking Heads The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads 1977 to 1981

The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads is a live compilation album from Talking Heads spanning the years from 1977 to 1981.

This represents the time when Talking Heads were at their most innovative, coming out of the punk movement at the CBGBs club but sounding nothing like punk. In my classification system I’m treating talking Heads as both a new wave band and an art rock band.

This album represents Talking Heads at their brilliant, quirky best and in my opinion is even more exciting than Stop Making Sense.

If you’re wondering about the title, the group were often incorrectly called The Talking Heads. David Byrne would often introduce songs with the phrase “The name of this song …”

The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads

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My Rating – 29 out of 30 – an outstanding live album

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Talking Heads Stop Making Sense 1983

Stop Making Sense is a live album recorded by Talking Heads on the tour to promote the studio album Speaking In Tongues in 1983.

It is also the soundtrack for the concert film of the same name.

This live album is very highly regarded by critics but I have to admit to being puzzled because I don’t believe it is a match for The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads, a live album from earlier in their career.

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Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

My Rating – 26 out of 30 – highly recommended but the DVD is even better

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