Excitable Recordworks

Talking Heads Art School

Talking Heads Art School b

I have only found this on colored vinyl and stamp-less. Do other variations exist?

USA: 1979

Source: Incomplete FM broadcast of the Warner brothers promo album TALKING HEADS LIVE ON TOUR, which had been recorded at the Agora in Cleveland, OH on 18 December 1978. The promo album, needless to say beats the boots hands down.

More information regarding the legitimate first and second pressing and the counterfeit version can be found here:

Talking Heads Agora 78

The original master tapes can be viewed in this article:


The same recording was also released with all tracks present in 1979 as ELECTRICITY , the double album on Ken’s EXCITABLE RECORDWORKS label (# 2R-69, also known by the fake pseudo-German label name KÜNSTLER RECORDS created just for this release), spread over the first three sides.

Talking Heads Electricity

Talking Heads Electricity b

Talking Heads Electricity lbl


A final bootleg vinyl issue came in the 80’s on what may have been an Italian release:

Talking Heads Live Heads

Talking heads Live Heads d

Talking Heads Live Heads b





CSNY Traces

[Although it has an IMP number, this may only be available with Excitable Recordworks labels.]



CSNY Ww3yft 3CSNY Ww3yft 3 b

Original version with 1970’s GLC labels, confirmed by the matrix number: GLC415A / B / C / D


A mono-reduced reissue of this release on the Excitable Recordworks label (same matrix #):

CSNY we waited 3 years

CSNY we waited 3 years b


Source: The Oakland Coliseum, July 13th 1974, only the third show of their long awaited reunion tour. Billed as “Days On The Green N. 2″ and organized by Bill Graham, of course.

CSNY Oakland 74 ticket

Side 1: Suite Judy Blue Eyes (1:06)/ Wooden Ships (8:22)/ Immigration Man (2:15)/ Traces (2:45)/ Grave Concern (3:30)/ Black Queen (5:20)/ Ohio (4:33)
Side 2: Black Bird (2:45)/ Human Highway (4:09)/ Carry Me (4:45)/ For Free (4:55)/ Prison Song (4:00)/ It’s Alright (2:43)/ Our House (3:27)
Side 3: Long May You Run (5:04)/ Only Love Will Break Your Heart (4:41)/ Ambulance Blues; Pissing In The Wind (7:00)/ On The Beach (8:45)
Side 4: Can’t Catch Me (8:00)/ Long Time Gone (6:09)/ Revolution Blues (3:00)/ Falling Down (8:35)

“The Song “Falling Down”, the other unreleased Neil Young song here besides “Traces”, might be better known as “Pushed It Over The Edge” [“Pushed It Over The End” is the correct title].”


Original set list was:

01. Love The One You’re With
02. Wooden Ships
03. Immigration Man
04. Traces
05. Cowgirl In The Sand
06. Grave Concern
07. Black Queen
08. Ohio
09. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
10. Blackbird
11. Human Highway
12. Carry Me
13. For Free
14. The Lee Shore
15. Prison Song
16. It’s All Right
17. Our House
18. Long May You Run
19. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
20. Ambulance Blues
21. Sugar Mountain
22. Know You Got To Run
23. You Can’t Catch Me / Word Game
24. Don’t Be Denied
25. Deja Vu
26. Pre-Road Downs
27. First Things First
28. Long Time Gone
29. Revolution Blues
29. Pushed It Over The End
30. Carry On
00. band introduction / encore announcement
31. On The Beach
32. Chicago

“…Neil Young would enter the dressing room in a foul mood, saying the show, now trimmed by ten minutes, was still too long…” [I can certainly see that]

*** writes: “A tape featuring part of this show was released in the seventies titled Traces on vinyl.  A condensed version of this tape was issued on two discs called We Waited 3 Years For This…” [this is incorrect, both vinyl releases contain the same tracks] “It is a very good to almost excellent sounding tape that is a bit thin on the lower end.  The first couple of seconds of “Love The One You With” are missing…”

From a torrent of this material: “c. On all known DAT/CDR copies of this show, about 10 seconds are missing from Pushed It Over The End. However, there is a bootleg double LP called ‘Traces’ from part of this show, where that part is curiously NOT missing.”

CSNY Oakland Stadium

Reed Liquid Air

Source: The Bottom Line, NYC – June 3, 1979; with Don Cherry on trumpet.

Find more info here:

A1         Sweet Jane Medley         
A2         I’m Waiting For The Man Medley (Work With Me Annie/Sexy Ways/I Wanna Be Black)         
B1         I’ll Be Your Mirror         
B2         Perfect Day         
B3         Men Of Good Fortune

Quality listed as “Exm” – audience recording

Side 2 mangled on the cover to: 1) Eyes, 2) Perfect Day, 3) Your Going To Reap Just What You Sow, 4) Men Of Good Fortune

Notes.- “Sexy Ways” was written by Henry Ballard and was released as a 45 on Federal 45-12185, perfomed by The Midnighters. “Work With Me Annie” is probably from a similar source
This show was reviewed in Rolling Stone, 23 August 1979. Lou climbed up on to a table in the audience to sing the “Waiting For The Man” medley.

Reed Liquid Air b

Lou Reed did a number of shows at the Bottom Line as part of “The Bells” US Tour. More information can be found here:


The question is, which release was # 4519?

Costello E Saturated

Source: CHUM-FM had recorded Elvis’ gig at the El Mocambo in Toronto on March 6th 1978 (and Columbia Records Canada pressed it into the radio station promo Live at the El Mocambo). As “Heart of the City”is not on the LP, this probably comes from the original radio broadcast.

Costello El Mocambo back


A1         Mystery Dance
A2         Waiting For The End Of The World
A3         Welcome To The Working Week
A4         Less Than Zero
A5         The Beat     [not listed]
A6         Lip Service
A7         (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea [not listed]
B1         Little Triggers
B2         Radio, Radio
B3         Vogue
B4         Wathin’ The Detectives
B5         Heart Of The City     [w. Nick Lowe]
B6         Miracle Man

“Heart Of The City is one of the 4 songs performed as encores with Nick Lowe, and is clumsily inserted after the opening chord to Miracle Man.”

Also, and probably first, released as TAKRL 901 – The Kornyfone Radio Hour:

Costello Kornyfone Radio Hour

and finally as LP 1 of this double set on Toasted:

Costello Exit

Costello Exit b

Cars 59 Stude

Source: KBFH recording from the New York Palladium on September 22nd, 1978. The Cars opening for Cheap Trick. The headliner was recorded as well and this ended up as the hi-fidelity side 4 of the California Man ’78 double set on Audifon records.

A1         My Best Friends Girl         
A2         Moving In Stereo         
A3         Since I Held You         
A4         Just What I Needed         
B1         Candy-O         
B2         Don’t Cha Stop         
B3         Take What You Want [this is either “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” or “Misfit Kid“]

Cars 59 Stude b

Hunter Ian DoWaW

Another KSAN broadcast. The pattern is clear, any of their broadcasts Ken would press into hard copy within weeks and available to the buying public who would know that the quality would be at least decent.

“For many years, the LP of the same name was the only Ian Hunter bootleg album in circulation. Its source is a 1979 FM radio show recorded at the Berkley Community Theatre early in the Schizophrenic tour. The performance is strong, and the playing is top-notch. The band work well together, and are clearly enjoying themselves. By the time this was recorded, the Schizophrenic album was selling strongly, beyond everyone’s expectations, which of course helps enormously.

Sound quality is very good, although a bit muddy in places. This is probably the fault of the mix engineer – it sounds as though the show was recorded straight onto quarter-inch (two-track) for broadcast, with no re-mixing/cleaning up otherwise done.”  []

The bill on this night was “Ian Hunter Band, Nick Gilder, John Hiatt”

A1         Once Bitten Twice Shy         
A2         Life After Death         
A3         Long For Me         
A4         Letter To Brittania From The Union Jack         
A5         Just Another Night         
B1         Angeline         
B2         Standin’ In My Light         
B3         Bastard         
B4         Cleveland Rocks

Notes from a digitized analog tape {I guess we have some song title conflicts]:

The Ian Hunter Band with Mick Ronson
July 7, 1979
Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
KSAN-FM broadcast

1. KSAN announcer intro > crowd > stage intro 0:46
2. FBI [instrumental] 4:51
3. Once Bitten Twice Shy 5:13
4. Life After Death 4:54
5. Laugh At Me 4:15
6. Ships 3:59
7. Just Another Night 6:45
8. Angeline 4:58
9. Standing In My Light 5:42
10. Love Story Part Two 6:38
11. KSAN announcer 0:09
12. Cleveland Rock [cuts in] 4:34
13. final thanks, crowd + KSAN announcer outro 0:40
Total: 53:24

Significant upgrade over the other upload of this show. Very good to excellent sound quality. Mostly a combination of 2 low gen. reels but also has KSAN DJ bits spliced in from the previous seeded copy in a few spots. Monophonic recording up to end of track 9. Stereo for the remainder except for the announcer splices from the previous seed.

Source & transfer info: low gen. off-air reels

4513-1     Rolling Stones, The     Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be     [I’m taking the liberty of skipping this one as I don’t think I can offer anything new to this well known release]
Rolling Stones LTYEB
4514-1     Little Feat     Wheeling And Dealing [has been added to the TAKRL entry for Aurora Backseat]
4515-1     Fleetwood Mac     Albatross But Not Around My Neck [already listed under it’s parent entry ZAP 7858:  The Rockhoppers Live 1976]

Parker Graham Best Kep Girl ITW

Source: The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA – April 9, 1979

Side 1: Local Girls / Soul On Ice / Passion Is No Ordinary Word / Protection / Mercury Poisoning     Side2: Stick To Me / You Can’t B Too Strong / Watch The Moon Come Down / Tear Your Playhouse Down / Saturday Night Is Dead / I Want You Back

wolfgangvault has the show – I’m assuming from the KSAN tapes: