Talking Heads

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





Talking Heads Electrically

Source: UCLA, supposedly from December 1978 but details are sketchy. Audience recording.

Tracks:   A

          The Big Country
          Warning Sign
          Stay Hungry
          Artists Only
          The Girls Want To Be With the Girls


          Love Goes To Building On Fire
          Psycho Killer
          Take Me To the River
          I’m Not In Love

Re-released later as sides 1 & 2 of a double on Ken’s Beacon Island outfit:

Talking Heads Electrically

Talking heads Electrically b

Sides 3 & 4 was supposed to be a repressing of Compassion Is A Virtue IMP 1-30 but a mix-up happened with the masters and some sets had LP 1 of Music For Palaces by Brian Eno(Centrifugal label) instead.

Eno Music For Palaces

This eBay text than shows that this worked the other way around as well:

“BRIAN ENO – Music For Palaces (2LP)
Rare 2LP Centrifugal Rec. Label, Deluxe Cover
Sides 3-5 Studio
Sides 1 & 2: This disc is the Talking Heads Compassion Is A Virtue But…’ (Impossible Recordworks 1-30). Undoubtedly it should have been Brian Eno’s ‘Floating In Sequence* (same label and number)”

Talking Heads Compassion IAVB

Talking Heads Compassion IAVB b