Talking Heads- The 1975 CBS Demo Sessions LP
Talking Heads- The 1975 CBS Demo Sessions LP. Recorded right about the time the Village Voice referred to David Byrne as a "skinny, neurasthenic Roy Orbison with the voice of a psychotic fifteen-year-old and he isn't even fifteen", these CBS demos (Heads would sign to Sire soon after) actually do sound like they could have been recorded at a parallel-universe Sun Studios, without the dripping echo, of course. This is THEE earliest Talking Heads material ever documented, and they start off as tight and quiet as one would expect, with the most reserved version of "Psycho Killer" in existence. The rest is still as taut as a sailor's knot (especially the wonderful "Warning Sign"), but, just like Stop Making Sense, we can hear Byrne gradually loosening his cheeks and learning to rock as the songs progress. And just remember that Tina learned to play the bass in the cab on the way to the studio. 15 tracks. ESSENTIAL FOR ANY TALKIN HEADS FAN!!! LP LIMITED TO 500 HAND NUMBERED COPIES WITH SCREEN PRINTED COVERS.