First LP Features Original Quartet From 1977-1979!
Second LP Features 10-Piece Lineup From 1980-1981!
Originally released in 1982, this double LP live album features the original quartet in recordings from 1977 to 1979 on disc one, and the second album features the expanded ten-piece lineup that toured in 1980 and 1981.
"The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads" contains live versions of songs that appear on the Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light albums.
The title of the album is a reference both to the group's preference for having no expressed definite article within the band name and to David Byrne's minimalist introductions to songs.
Cut at Bernie Grundman Studios
Capacity sleeve with custom inserts (polysleeves)
Recorded for WCOZ broadcast, Northern Studios, Maynard MA, November 17, 1977
1. New Feeling
2. A Clean Break
3. Don't Worry About the Government
4. Pulled Up
5. Psycho Killer
Recorded at The Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ, January 17, 1979
6. Artists Only
7. Stay Hungry
9. Love - Building On Fire
10. Memories (Can't Wait)
Recorded at Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ, November 8, 1980-November 9, 1980; Central Park, New York, August 27, 1980; Sun Plaza Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 1981
1. I Zimbra
3. Houses in Motion
4. Life During Wartime
5. The Great Curve
6. Crosseyed and Painless
7. Take Me to the River