Stop Making Sense Revisited

Whoa, hadn't played SMS in a while, cd version. What a treat! Lit up my Proac's - punchy to say the least. Pull it out, but invite some friends over to enjoy the music. Definitely a system demo quality recording. 
I picked up a new sealed Japanese pressing of that last year. Still haven’t listened to it...

I did something fun but nasty with it, as I bought it. Pure evil, in that almost humorous way. (depends on which side you are visiting)

I bought it at an audio show, as a participant in the show. I bought it just before the show opened. And I bought it within eyesight of the people lined up at the audio show, waiting to get in on the first day. waiting to get the first stab at the piles of records....that were just out of their reach.

I bought it from the stacks, and then waved it at them.

I thought about sticking my tongue out at them (nah nah!), but that might have been a bridge too far....

Ah, those dang first world problems..... (OTOH, I did pay thousands as a show be on that side of the fence for those few moments available to be ’first’ to look in the bins)

anyway, a great record in all ways. One of those gems.

Psycho killer also makes for a great ring tone. Phone rings.... and it says out loud for all to hear:

"Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est? Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run away
Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?
Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh-ho-ho-ho, aye-yi-yi-yi-yi, ooh"
Saw David Byrne on tour a few months ago at the Apollo in London. The whole band was mobile / wireless. You wouldn’t have thought he could top Stop Making Sense but he pretty much did. Just as unique.
Never thought I’d hear those tunes live - it was a night to remember for sure. Been playing Talking Heads almost every week since :)
the original vinyl pressings of course...

Agreed, I saw him in Brooklyn at the Kings Theater last fall.  Amazing show!!  Really one of the best I have seen from him and I saw the Heads 6-7 times (including SMS) and him solo another 6-7 times.  I think he learned a lot from his interaction with Twyla Tharp for the movements of the band on the stage.
I have yet to hear one of his albums I haven't liked. His self titled album gets a lot of play at my house. 
Huh? I always thought this was a good music CD, but pretty compressed. This is the first I've seen anyone praising it for sound quality.

Of course, that doesn't mean it's not good music, it was just kind of early in the CD and few audiophile recordings being made.
It’s a great punchy sounding record-- at least on vinyl. mastered at sterling.
I saw them just before they got famous- playing a pizzeria in Pittsburgh (sounds like a bad joke) on Halloween- $10- buck cover, or whatever got you a couple slices of pizza and a drink! (The drummer was from the ’Burgh - in a band called Gravel). I had no idea who The Talking Heads were- a friend who was pretty astute about emerging bands took me.
I have some odd connections to them, including through the law biz. It’s a very small world. Jonathan Demme was a neighbor- we didn’t really know each other, but would recognize each other, and talk about everything but who he was. I’m not even sure he knew my name.
When we got hit with Hurricane Sandy, a bunch of local musicians put together a benefit at The Turning Point in Piermont, and Jonathan acted as a sort of master of ceremonies to help draw a crowd.
Take a look at the Dynamic Range Database for SMS - maybe the best numbers I have ever seen. Way green!
Sounds great on the BluRay disc. And the visual is very entertaining. Amazing what they could do with such a simple set. And their energy level is so high!