TALKING HEADS - CENTRAL PARK 1980

August 31, 2020 – 5:52 am

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TALKING HEADS
Central Park 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Remain in Light Tour. Live at Wollman Rink, Central Park, NYC, New York; August 27, 1980. Fairly to very good soundboard.

A couple of versions of this show is in circulation. This is one of them.

Thanks to joeheym for sharing the show at Dime.

Notes:
One of several Talking Heads tapes that we have recently found, this one is well known but I don’t see it on Dime. The tape came from a record fair or trade in the mid 1980s. The recording is marked as soundboard though the generation of the copy is unknown. Thanks to Kevin for keeping these tapes safe for so long.

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Lineage:
soundboard > ? > 1xSony HF90 (unknown generation)
> Yamaha KX-493 cassette deck > Audacity for track splitting nothing more > FLAC > TLH

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Track 01. Psycho Killer 5:25
Track 02. Warning Signs 4:44
Track 03. Stay Hungry 3:53
Track 04. Cities 5:07
Track 05. Band Introductions 1:20
Track 06. I Zimbra 4:05
Track 07. Once in a Lifetime 5:47
Track 08. Houses in Motion 6:27
Track 09. Born Under Punches 7:53
Track 10. Crosseyed and Painless 7:33
11. Life During Wartime - Omitted *
12. Take Me to the River - Omitted *
13. The Great Curve - Omitted *
53 mins

* Officially released on “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads”

Lineup:
David Byrne - vocals, guitar
Jerry Harrison - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tina Weymouth - bass, keyboards
Chris Frantz - drums
Adrian Belew - guitar, vocals, percussion
Bernie Worrell - keyboards, vocals, percussion
Busta ‘Cherry’ Jones - bass
Steve Scales - percussion, vocals
Nona Hendryx - vocals, percussion
Dollette McDonald - vocals, percussion

Click here to order The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads.

  1. 56 Responses to “TALKING HEADS - CENTRAL PARK 1980”

  2. he Celtics arrived at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington and checked into their rooms, Sam Jones and Tom “Satch” Sanders came downstairs for an early dinner. The two Black future Basketball Hall of Fame members asked for a table at the hotel’s cafe, but Jones told Yahoo Sports on Thursday that the hostess turned them away at the door.

    “Ma’am, we’re staying at the hotel,” Jones incredulously told the hostess.

    “I’m sorry but we don’t serve Negroes,” he recalls her responding.

    Incensed and humiliated, Jones told Sanders that he was ready to pack his bags and fly home. They were on their way back upstairs when they ran into teammates Bill Russell and K.C. Jones getting off the elevator.

    Russell said he and K.C. were on their way to eat.

    “Not in this hotel,” Sam Jones replied.

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  3. Rumor has it this is a group of big uns. I loves big uns

    By U L E on Aug 31, 2020

  4. All those who have had their identities stolen and used by others should just leave this wedsite as you will no longer be needed.

    By Derrick as Police Woman on Aug 31, 2020

  5. That was an interesting story and probably true , but it wasn’t me who posted it . More copycats. Can’t people find their own usernames?

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  6. Sam and KC Jones , Bill Russell and Satch Sanders played for the Boston Celtics in the 60s. They along with John Havilicek , Bob Cousy , Don Nelson , Bill Sharman , Bailey Howell won an astounding 11 championships in 13 seasons between 1957 and 1969

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  7. Russell , Sam and KC Jones , Satch Sanders we’re not black apes , but gentlemen. This was the 1960s when blacks still had respect and family values . Im pretty sure all were married to black women . None of that mixed stuff . Tattoos , dreadlocks , hip hop and ape culture was still light years away .

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  8. Bill Russell never gets mentioned in greatest of all time debates , yet he won 11 championships in 13 years . No one else is close . Havlicek won two more titles after Russell retired giving him 8 for his career. That’s more than Jordan , Kobe , Magic , Bird , yet he’s never mentioned with them . To me Russell is the best ever . Havlicek is not far behind , if winning is the criteria.

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  9. In the 50’s & 60’s apes were gentlemen. Like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Them were such happy days.

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  10. Triple h , you nailed it . Bill Russell was the man in the 60s black , but he wasn’t no fuckin coon . All the black players back then showed respect. Hondo Havlicek was great too . My number one player all time is Lew Alcindor, or Kareem , for what he did in college and the pros , never lost in high school , won 3 titles at UCLA under coach John Wooden , think he was 88 and 2 for three years , won 6 titles in the nba and is the all time leading scorer

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  11. Bill Walton was great in college too , but too many injuries In the pros kept him from being as good as he could have been . Was a big UCLA basketball fan back then when coach wooden was there . He won 10 titles in 12 years and 7 in a row from 67 to 73 . Remember how shocking it was when they finally lost to NC State and David Thompson in the 74 NCAA tournament, snapping their seven year streak. Two overtime’s , Bruins had leads of 11 and 7 points in both overtime’s and choked them both away . Bill Walton has said he still ain’t got over it in 46 years

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  12. It was Walton’s senior year , he always felt he let coach wooden down . Keith Wilkes was also on that team so was Marcus Johnson and Richard Washington besides David Thompson, Tom Burleson and Monte Towe was on that NC State team

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  13. What???

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  14. So was Tim Stoddard who would go on to be a baseball relief pitcher wit the Baltimore Orioles

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  15. Remember Maryland was loaded that year too . Len Elmore , John Lucas and Tom McMillian , Think McMillian ended up being a US senator. He was a Rhodes Scholar

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  16. Notre Dame was also great back then . John Shumate , Dwight Clay , Gary Brokaw and Adrian Dantley coach was Digger Phelps

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  17. What are you talking about Derrick?

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  18. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Aug 31, 2020

  19. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Aug 31, 2020

  20. With David being the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Aug 31, 2020

  21. Why the song ommissions ? Was goin to download this till I saw those

    By Pat Grooms on Aug 31, 2020

  22. HHH/ I read the story I thought you posted. Very interesting story. I hated that Celtic team but they were a class act. My tteam at the time were the 76ers with Wilt, Hal Greer, Chet Walker, Luscious Jackson and Wall Jones. Billy Cunningham was the 6th man.

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  23. I hated Bailry Howell with his crewcut and white fuckin sneakers. I remeber the Big E beating Lew Alcindor on the game televised Houston vs UCLA Derrick

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  24. Harry Bowell ?

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  25. Thanks Big O - always enjoy some more Talking Heads! Chris Frantz’s book is mentioned in an interview with Aquarium Drunkard worth checking out. Sounds like a good read. Fantastic love story with his wife, the lovely and excellent bass player, Tina.

    Fanxt!
    :)

    By swappers on Aug 31, 2020

  26. DD , remember that game at the astrodome . Jan of 68 . 71 to 69 Houston cougars ended UCLA s 47 game winning streak . Big E scored 39 points . Folks forget that Alcindor had a eye injury in that game . Wasn’t hisself. The two teams would meet two months later in the ncaa semis and UCLA crushed em 101 to 69 . They would best North Carolina the next game 78 to 55 to win their second straight title wit Lew . The next year Alcindor finished his college career wit another title . The only man wit three straight college championships

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  27. That UCLA team also had Lucious Allen and Mike Warren at guards . Lynn Shackleford and John Vallehy at forwards

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  28. Allen was a good nba player , Mike Warren became a actor . He was in Hill Street Blues

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  29. I remember them Celtics vs 76ers games in the 60s Russell vs Chamberlain. Celtics usually won even though Wilt usually had better stats

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  30. Think the Havlicek stole the ball game was against Wilt and the sixers

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  31. Sixers finally broke thru in 67 , beat Boston and won the title snapping 8 straight titles by the Celtics . Think Phillie had Wilt , Hal Greer , Wali Jones , Luke Jackson , Bill Melcioni . And that’s right Billy Cunningham, ole billy c comin off the bench

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  32. Hal Greer was a deadly outside shooter . Smooth as silk . Wali Jones had tons of energy. Damn I can’t forget Chet Walker . A beast back then . The dude was a great one one one player . He later was traded to the Bulls and teamed up wit Bob butterbean Love

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  33. DD , hate to bring up bad memories , but the next year Boston was down 3 games to one to the sixers and rallied to win three straight games to close the series in the eastern conference finals . First time it had been done up to that point . Boston would go on to win the title vs the lakers and Jerry West , Elgin Baylor etc

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  34. Wilt was traded the the lakers that offseason and teamed wit West and Baylor . The first super team . They got to the nba finals against Boston again and Celtics won in seven games . Winning game seven on the lakers home floor . Wilt got hurt and missed several minutes in that game . West was unstoppable in that serious, averaged over 40 points a game for seven games . But still couldn’t beat the Celtics . Bill Russell’s last game . He retired and the dynasty was over

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  35. Russell don’t get enough talk in the goat discussion. Dude won 11 fuckin championships. That can’t be a accident

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  36. The old timers of any sport will always get the short end of the stick , cause young people today never saw them play . The people you watch as a kid will always be the best to you . I remember arguing wit my uncle about Pete Rose vs Ty Cobb . Hank Aaron vs Ted Williams . He saw Cobb and Williams as a kid and those was his guys , so they was the best to him

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  37. DD , what the fuck happened to whites in sports? Sure you had coons back then but it was still mostly white . And coons like Russell and chamberlain , Willie Mays , Hank Aaron , Frank Robinson was respectful, was gentleman. Not like these monkeys of today . Nobody was better than Jerry West back then . No fuckin body of any color . What the Fuck happened ? Did the football and basketball owners just fuckin decide to not use whites ? Or do whites just not want to play sports no more ? It sucks today havin to watch these monkeys

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  38. Derrick, i dont consider basketball a sport today. All they do is dribble to the top of the key and launch a 3 pointer. It hits the back of the rim the other team throws it downcourt like Wes Unseld used to do and pop another 3. Thats not basketball. Its schoolyard hoops. The courts in NYC on w4th st and 7th ave play better games than the NBA.

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  39. Derrick, did you watch the subway series yesterday. It was pathetic. The Mets suck and lost to a TRiple A Yankee team. The pitcher on the Yankees looks real good. Judge is injury prone like Stanton and Sanchez is batting .130. Never saw a series where the mets were leading 7-2 and lost 8-7 in last inning. DJ Lamiehu is the real deal, Colorado never gave him a chance.

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  40. I think when Russell played there was a total of 6 or 8 teams at the time before expansion. In todays league he wouldnt even be a power forward. He’s never mentioned in being one of the all time greats. I still think Lew Alcindor was the greatest. Nobody could stop the sky hook. Jordan earned every point because of the way teams played defense. TOday its la la and shoot. Dribble dribble and shoot. Thank Steph Curry for that

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  41. LeBum is a punk like the rest of them

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  42. DD , like you said it’s me me me in today’s game . 3 point shots has ruined what was once a great game . That and showboat slam dunks . When Russell played , he got his teammates involved. Pass the ball , pick and roll and hit the open man . Havlicek was so great at Movin without the ball , settling himself up to take a pass so he could get his shot off . Teams don’t pass the ball well today . No teamwork. It’s about the fuckin individual

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  43. Coach Wooden would hate today’s game . He preached team first . Also the high percentage shots like the turn around jumper from 15 feet , also banking the ball off the glass . You never see that no more . Wooden preached it . I can still see Walton and Keith Wilkes banking the ball off the glass when they was at UCLA

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  44. Forget baseball, can’t watch all the specialization. No hit and run , bunting , Movin the runner over , no stolen bases . Where is Lou Brocks in today’s game , everything is either a home run or a strikeout . Also and worst of all is this 4 and 5 innings for starting pitchers . Miss the days when pitchers went the distance. The Gibson’s , Koufax , Palmer , Catfish , Drysdale , Seaver , Tiant , Marichal . Thems the dudes I grew up on . Them guys went the distance

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  45. I’m a sad, pathetic asshole.

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  46. I’m so fucked up I think that people read my comments.

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  47. I shit my pants. What else is new?

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  48. I suck a lotta man bones.

    By Derrick on Aug 31, 2020

  49. I blew every animal in the petting zoo that opened nearby.

    By David Duke on Aug 31, 2020

  50. I walk barefoot thru cow corrals, their turds are humongous!

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  51. I don’t scrape their shit from under my toenails.

    By HHH on Aug 31, 2020

  52. Triple H that ain’t you . It can’t be you

    By Derrick on Sep 1, 2020

  53. David Byrne is hung like a horse. Very large prick .

    By Pam Des Barris on Sep 1, 2020

  54. I have a raging hard on, thinking about men’s wieners.

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2020

  55. Twernt me on last one. Nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 1, 2020

  56. You’re a sick puppy, U L E.

    By David Duke on Sep 1, 2020

  57. In 1842CE, the British Consul General in Morocco wrote a letter to the Sultan to ask him if he had taken any measures to stop slavery or at least, slave trade. The sultan replied that he will not do anything about it because it has been the norm since the time of the sons of Adam and no sects of Islam are against it. Hence, he will not permit anything the Qur’an forbids and will not make unlawful anything that the Qur’an has allowed. In the Sultan’s reply, we see the simplest justification or at least, excuse, for almost 1300 years of slavery in the Islamic world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OdIqeWkhHU

    By HarlanR on Sep 2, 2020

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