Talking Heads Live in Rome, 1980


6 Responses to “Talking Heads Live in Rome, 1980”

  1. bluest_one says:

    The songs not heard in Stop Making Sense include “Stay Hungry,” “Cities,” “I Zimbra,” “Drugs,” “Houses in Motion,” “Born Under Punches,” and “The Great Curve.”

    Small addendum: I Zimbra and Cities appear in the DVD release of the movie.

    Man, I wish they’d done more with this lineup. Like a couple of full albums more.

  2. capnmarrrrk says:

    Thanks for the link Cory! I can’t wait to check it out. However, this is my go to for Psycho Killer, a multicut spliced together version:

  3. Jim Saul says:

    Man alive that’s good. The Stop Making Sense DVD is like mirror-universe clockwork, this is like witching-hour smoky jazz. 

    The mention of Adrian Belew made me want to hear his local-band hit here in Cincinnati – “Fear is Never Boring.”

    Definitely not a video for epileptics, or for anyone who doesn’t want to see Belew and the rest of The Raisins in early-80′s short-shorts.

  4. Thanks, I’m now walking around LAX singing “Wild Wild Life”

  5. W Thomas says:

    Here’s the entire digital rebroadcast of a 1980 Germany show.
    They unfortunately don’t ogle Tina like the Rome cameramen did. Yowza.

  6. Orly MacGregor says:

    I was lucky enough to interview Belew when he was playing lead for Bowie on the Sound+Vision tour. He told me that he hated Chris and Tina because he helped them write much of the first Tom Tom Club EP. But when he returned to Jamaica (where they were recording) after a brief trip back to the US, they had overdubbed all of his parts and rewritten everything in his absence. Don’t know if the story is true, but he basically backed up everything bad Byrne had to say about them.

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