Tag: Talking Heads

New releases: Morrissey, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Talking Heads

New releases: Morrissey, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Talking Heads

This week’s new releases include the brand-new studio album from Morrissey (‘World Peace is None of Your Business’) as well as vinyl reissues from Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spiritualized, plus the digital release of the classic Talking Heads concert film ‘Stop Making Sense.’

Hear a newly unearthed Talking Heads song from 1976: ‘We call it Theme’

Hear a newly unearthed Talking Heads song from 1976: ‘We call it Theme’

previously unreleased and apparently never-completed 5-minute-long Talking Heads instrumental called “Theme” has surfaced online via a recording of the first of the band’s two sets opening for a pair of performances by Television at CBGB’s on the night of July 30, 1976.

Vintage Video: Talking Heads live in 1978 — watch 80-minute ‘More Songs’-era set

Vintage Video: Talking Heads live in 1978 — watch 80-minute ‘More Songs’-era set

For this week’s this installment of Vintage Video, we travel all the way back to 1978, when things apparently still were filmed in black and white, and the Talking Heads were still a herky-jerky four-piece yet to discover world music and on-stage guest musicians.

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

This week’s new releases include a brand-new live album from Ministry (out this week in the U.K., but not until late August in the U.S.), plus new vinyl pressings of Echo & The Bunnymen’s first album ‘Crocodiles’ and ‘Fear of Music,’ the third album from Talking Heads.

Video: ‘Talking Heads vs. Television’ — aka 1984 UK TV special ‘Once in a Lifetime’

Video: ‘Talking Heads vs. Television’ — aka 1984 UK TV special ‘Once in a Lifetime’

In 1984, David Byrne helped put together a TV special on the Talking Heads for U.K. TV’s Channel 4, a 68-minute mix of live material filmed at Wembley Arena, interviews, TV news clips, commercials and found footage and sound — sort of a visual version of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts set to live music.

Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent release free ‘Brass Tactics’ EP

Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent release free ‘Brass Tactics’ EP

David Byrne and St. Vincent are about to head out on a tour of North America and Europe in support of last year’s Love This Giant album, and, to prime fans, they today released a free EP called Brass Tactics that features a new, previously unreleased track, plus two remixes and a pair of live songs.

Stream: Talking Heads’ early demo of ‘Wild Wild Life’ — single off ‘True Stories’

Stream: Talking Heads’ early demo of ‘Wild Wild Life’ — single off ‘True Stories’

A sparse, early demo of the Talking Heads’ 1986 single “True Stories” surfaced online over the weekend, offering fans a glimpse at the origins of the track, which was recorded during the band’s simultaneous for 1985’s Little Creatures and 1986’s True Stories, and became the breakout hit from the latter album.

New releases: Visage, Texas, John Foxx, Section 25, Iggy Pop, Talking Heads

New releases: Visage, Texas, John Foxx, Section 25, Iggy Pop, Talking Heads

This week’s new releases include the first new album in 29 years from Visage (‘Hearts and Knives’), plus a new studio LP from Texas, a live CD/DVD set from John Foxx and The Maths, a Section 25 reissue, a new Iggy Pop best-of, and the U.S. release of a Talking Heads vinyl reissue.

New releases: R.E.M., The Fall, Primal Scream, Love and Rockets, Devo, Breeders, Talking Heads

New releases: R.E.M., The Fall, Primal Scream, Love and Rockets, Devo, Breeders, Talking Heads

This week’s new releases including expanded reissues of R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ and The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash,’ new studio albums from The Fall and Primal Scream), five-disc box sets from Love and Rockets and Gary Numan, a vintage Devo live album, a Talking Heads vinyl reissue and a budget Simple Minds best-of.

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Still struggling from the loss of planned headliner The Human League, the promoters of this summer’s Regeneration Tour today announced they’ve been forced to scale back to a West Coast-only trek, unveiling new shows and lineups in Portland, Ore., Sacramento and Mexico City while also canceling a date in Atlanta.

Update: Tom Tom Club not joining lineup-challenged Regeneration Tour after all

Update: Tom Tom Club not joining lineup-challenged Regeneration Tour after all

Despite fans’ concerns that the entire trek had been scrubbed, it appears the Regeneration Tour is still on this summer, with Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club and New Wave stars A Flock of Seagulls filling in at certain dates for The Human League, which quit the tour late month.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a real gem: a 17-minute reel from the May 24, 1990, episode of “120 Minutes” in which host Dave Kendall interviews the principal players of that summer’s Escape From New York Tour, with Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrision.

Vintage Video: David Byrne’s ‘Between the Teeth’ — watch full 1993 concert film

Vintage Video: David Byrne’s ‘Between the Teeth’ — watch full 1993 concert film

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back 20 years to present one our all-time favorite concert films here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, the long out-of-print — and yet-to-be-released on DVD — “Between the Teeth” from ex-Talking Heads leader David Byrne.

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.