Wednesday 17 August 2016

#72 TALKING HEADS - Sharp Objects 1977 (Flac)

"Sharp Objects"
Old Waldorf,
San Francisco, CA.
December 3, 1977

This is the third of CBGB's original big five, to have been included in the 100 greatest blog, see posts #12 Patti Smith and #36 Ramones.

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.

early set-list:

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

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