For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to the UK television program “The South Bank Show,” and its 1979 spotlight on Talking Heads. The half-hour episode features the band being interviewed, plus live performances of classics such as “Psycho Killer” and “Life During Wartime.”
Check out the superb video below via uploader Ross Hudson.
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Thanks for the website! Every band I loved growing up and was mocked for liking is now classic and loved by my mockers. The seminal moment in my life for music was DEVO on Saturday Night Live. I stood there literally mesmerized when they played Satisfaction and danced in a herky-jerky fashion through Jockohomo with tears running down my face. I had no idea music like that existed. It changed my whole everything for me.