TALKING HEADS - Psycho Killer... Live (CD)

Category: KLONDIKE CDs

• Classic performance at the Boarding House, San Francisco from 16th September 1978
• Includes the entire KSAN-FM broadcast
• Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

1978 saw an ambitious and exhaustive tour of numerous educational institutions by Talking Heads. The follow-up to their debut Talking Heads '77 had exposed a darker and more sardonic side to Byrne's pen.

He wields it like some malevolent device making one ponder on the thought that maybe Psycho Killer wasn't so tongue-in-cheek after all? A macabre and more insular commentary unfolds in The Big Country, their opener for the 16th September performance at the Boarding House, the second of three dates at the San Francisco music and comedy venue. Byrne's unholy pact with loathing is primed, funked and punked for the stoically impassioned, but in contrast to the detached state of suburbia up front, the band party hard with a deep sense of funk and engaged complexity.

The set draws from their debut album Talking Heads '77 and the follow-up More Songs About Buildings And Food taking it all to the flaming crescendo of No Compassion.

Klondike proudly presents the entire KSAN-FM broadcast of Talking Heads' 16th September appearance at the Boarding House, San Francisco in 1978.

Fully re-mastered with background liners, anecdotes and rare photos.


1. Big Country
2. Warning Sign
3. The Book I Read
4. Stay Hungry
5. Artists Only
6. Girls
7. The Good Thing
8. Love - Buildings On Fire
9. Electricity
10. Found A Job
11. New Feeling / Pulled Up
12. Psycho Killer
13. Take Me To The River
14. I'm Not In Love
15. No Compassion


Title Psycho Killer... Live
Catalogue No KLCD5028
Format CD
Barcode 5291012502810