August 24, 2013 – 5:10 am

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Milan 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Parco Redecesio, Milan, Italy; July 20, 1982. Very good audience recording? Chicken Shack LP de-clicked.

Thanks to Stranger09 for sharing the tracks at Hunger City. Stranger09 also noted: “This is another one where I feel the recording here captures the band more effectively than the mixing desk and FM shows of the period - even more so in this case.”

Original uploader’s notes:

“Here come the free ones - they’re letting them in free now, finally. With the cops in close pursuit”. (DB)

“OK - it ain’t nothin’ but a house party!” (CF).

This recording is very good quality indeed and stereo.

It is *not* from the same source as the master recently loaded up on Dime - once one gets past/tunes out the immense treble bias and lack of bass on that version they are both recordings of similar quality.

This recording quite possibly passed through a generation of tape before getting to LP - there’s a slight muffling to the sound and the tiniest of hiss, but it’s got a nice feel to it (certainly compared to the master mentioned above) - that warmth I like in a recording. One of the tell tale differences for those who like to split hairs, like me - is the synth sounds after Cities feel closer, and just have, well, more ‘feel’ to them (that word again!).

The vibraphone (?) on Mind in particular sounds great with the ‘feel’ that is found on this recording. Means listening to this version will be more on my ‘Mind’ than the master version, methinks…(as stated in discussions elsewhere despite any opinion I have I welcome masters, pre-FMs - not that my opinion on any of this should matter). Just a shame Mind cuts out.

The weird funk-pop of “My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)” is a masterpiece here.

No processing was carried out on this recording bar the click repair due to the vinyl source.

Artwork posted at rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot - Thanks!

Chicken Shack LP > CD-R > CD Wave > Click Repair > TLH > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Psycho Killer (9.7MB)
Track 02. Cities (8.0MB)
Track 03. Once In A Lifetime (8.8MB)
Track 04. Mind (cuts out towards end) (7.0MB)
Track 05. My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks) (9.1MB)
Track 06. Big Business - I Zimbra (15.1MB)
Track 07. Swamp (8.0MB)
Track 08. Slink Take Your Time (8.5MB)
Track 09. Houses In Motion (10.8MB)
Track 10. What A Day That Was (10.6MB)
Track 11. Life During Wartime (9.2MB)
Track 12. Take Me To The River (11.8MB)

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  1. 30 Responses to “TALKING HEADS - MILAN 1982”

  2. Great posting Big O! Track 8 is actually ‘Slink’ from Jerry Harrison’s first solo album ‘The Red and the Black’. I never heard them do any of his stuff, too a lot of his stuff was even better white boy funk than TH.

    By raoul duke on Aug 24, 2013

  3. Hello raoul

    Thanks for the feedback.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 24, 2013

  4. Looks like the exact same setlist as when I saw them at the US Festival in 1982, including Jerry Harrison’s “Slink” from his great “The Red And The Black” solo album.

    Thanks for this!

    By soldout in SF on Aug 24, 2013

  5. I’ll add that this tour was basically for their live album “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads,” and fell between the “Remain In Light” tour and the “Speaking In Tongues Tour” (which was captured in the file “Stop Making Sense”).

    If you’re a Remain In Light fan, that Jerry Harrison solo album mentioned above is worth seeking out.

    By soldout in SF on Aug 24, 2013

  6. hey bigo, thanks! i like talking heads. over the years, i got syracuse, saratoga springs and ocean club shows you offered.

    i remember in 2003 at city stages here in b’ham, al i saw half of david byrne’s set. he played a couple talking heads songs. this was after dylan played. i actually have his set on two cd-r’s. about the only dylan show i am looking for is bjcc arena, b’ham, al feb 2002 only cause i was there. it was my first dylan show. i have bjcc arena 4.30.06.

    i can use more misfits shows, if you have any in your archives. so you don’t offer shows i have already, i have max’s kansas city 78, whisky a go go 82, psychomania which is two shows from d.c. 82 and their xmas show from hitsville, passaic, nj 12.25.81. this is where they played the necros and black flag. i have seen a misfits show on guitar forum from baltimore 83. it may be a dvd rip, but the link is dead.

    i’m also looking for judas priest-hifi buys amphitheatre, atlanta, ga 6.21.05. i was there. i have queensryche’s set. i got it off guitar forum last year. that setlist rules. they played nm 156 off the warning. i have several old ‘ryche shows. i’ve seen them 4x live.

    priest is on guitar forum, but the links are dead.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 24, 2013

  7. Hey Big O! Thanks for the King’s Lead Hat!
    Always valuable addition to the vault . . .
    Any more in there?
    Keep ‘em comin’ whattheeverwill

    By swappers on Aug 24, 2013

  8. the best posts come from ed saad.the worst from darth.
    at least ed`s are not made up.

    By darthnose on Aug 26, 2013

  9. and ed’s and my name arent made up either. go figure.

    By darth on Aug 26, 2013

  10. so darth is your real name?

    By darthnose on Aug 26, 2013

  11. the best posts come from ed saad.the worst from darth.
    at least ed`s are not made up.

    uh wrong…the worst posts here are yours.Case closed.Next…!

    By joe on Aug 27, 2013

  12. actually u dont know if darth is my real name or not now do u? but i think youre missing my point altho perhaps youre missing it on purpose. my id on here wasnt created to mimic yours. ive been using this id since i started posting on here. u havent been using that name since u started posting. my id isnt intended to harass provoke instigate antagonize etc. yours is. am i getting thru? hello?!?!?!

    as for whose posts are best or worst.. who gives a shit? and who is this nose idiot to determine such a thing? what posts are u making that have any value? if u arent offering anything of substance what the hell gives u the right to say which postings are good or bad? who are u to judge? if your opinions had merit u wouldnt be hiding behind a name like u are.. u cowardly scumbag. what are u afraid of anyway? that everyone will know who u are? why? i guess in a way id be ashamed to be that fucking stupid too. no wonder u are hiding on a new name. lol.

    By darth on Aug 27, 2013

  13. potty mouth

    By darthnose on Aug 27, 2013

  14. actually u dont know if darth is my real name or not now do u?

    the way you bounce around the internet pissing people off , finding your name is not difficult.

    By darthnose on Aug 27, 2013

  15. i dont bounce around the internet. i pretty much stay in one place. but u can do your best to find my name if u wish. when u think u found it let me know. then i can make a fool of u. i would do it now but it will be more fun if i wait. pity u refuse to use your regular name so everyone can laugh at u when i embarrass u. if your info was true or accurate wouldnt i be the one hiding or running by changing my name the way u are? hmmm. funny how that works isnt it? ironic to say the least.

    By darth on Aug 27, 2013

  16. “but u can do your best to find my name if u wish.”

    That was easy, “darthkards”. Your comment 1 day ago on YouTube, trying to find information on the Zappa “Peaches en Regalia” CD single is very interesting. You sound desperate.

    “i havent been able to find proof on my own. can u offer help? please? please hurry”.

    Gotten any replies yet? Hmmm?

    By Dingus on Aug 27, 2013

  17. darth or whatever the hell your name is: for your own sake, shut the fuck up!

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Aug 27, 2013

  18. My guess is that darth keeps his real identity so closely under-wraps because he doesn’t want anyone to find out he’s a registered sex offender.

    By Innocent Bystander on Aug 27, 2013

  19. hilarious…

    “i havent been able to find proof on my own. can u offer help? please? please hurry”.

    By dropkick sarge on Aug 27, 2013

  20. Ironic too, sarge, that he pleads for help from the people on YouTube whom he’s been insulting.

    By Dingus on Aug 27, 2013

  21. I haven’t been able to find proof on my own that darth’s a registered sex-offender. Can any of you offer help? Please? Please hurry…

    By Innocent Bystander on Aug 27, 2013

  22. Funny, auto-correct wants to change “darth” to “dearth,” as in “dearth of facts,” “dearth of moral fiber,” “dearth of intelligence,” or “dearth of basic human decency.”

    By Innocent Bystander on Aug 27, 2013

  23. Ironic too, sarge, that he pleads for help from the people on YouTube whom he’s been insulting

    actually, the whole thing with him is pretty sad.
    he infuriates and alienates everyone. wonder if his whole life has been this way.

    By dropkick sarge on Aug 27, 2013

  24. sarge, I imagine it’s been that way for a long time. As I said the other day, it’s barely amusing anymore.

    By Dingus on Aug 27, 2013

  25. it never was.

    By darth on Aug 27, 2013

  26. Is this the sound of doves crying?

    By Dingus on Aug 27, 2013

  27. this is a good place to mention the book i`m reading right now.
    Love goes to Buildings on Fire, 5 years in New York that changed music forever by Will Hermes.
    excellent..just plain excellent..takes into account the music scene in New York in the 70`s when all hell was breaking loose economically and spiritually.
    Punk,rock,hip hop salsa,jazz its all here and it just might be the best book I have read yet about modern music in general. fascinating.

    By sluggo on Sep 1, 2013

  28. I meant to add that there are numerous tales about patti smith, wayne county, bruce springsteen, talking heads, lou reed, the ramones, just an excellent read!
    find out who rod stewart ripped off for Do ya think I`m sexy and michael jackson borrowed his mama ko mama sa mama-ko-sa from…dylan meets patti smith, patti smith slaps gene simmons, wayne county fights anyone, lou reed calls metal machine music shit on a platter..great fun.

    By sluggo on Sep 1, 2013

  29. thanks sluggo, that sounds like a good one. i think everyone agrees with lou reed. i highly recommend “please kill me” by legs mcneil & gillian mccain, a very entertaining read on the nyc punk scene. the web sites good too, i just discovered it recently:

    By barth on Sep 1, 2013

  30. thanks, big o! nice choice!


    By I-) on Sep 4, 2013

  31. This is awesome. This show has a really raw feel compared to the studio versions of both TH and David Byrne songs. I’d owned “Fear of Music” for some time, but 1982 was the first time I saw them live, and I walked away from that show (August or Sept. ‘82)completely and utterly drop jawed. Saw them again in 1983 and have seen David Byrne more than 20 times since.

    By JG on Sep 24, 2013

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