Watch the Talking Heads Perform at CBGB in 1975


In 2012, both the Talking Heads and CBGB are legendary (and defunct), but in 1975, both were in their relative infancy — the Talking Heads newly formed, CBGB only two years old. In this video, filmed just seven months after their very first performance at CBGB, opening for the Ramones, the band is young indeed — but they start things off with a bang with perennial classic “Psycho Killer,” followed by six more slightly-shaky-but-great tracks: “Tentative Decisions,” “With Our Love,” “I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That,” “I’m Not in Love,” “96 Tears,” and “No Compassion.” It was around this time that 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.” Click through to watch the performance and see if you agree.

[via Dangerous Minds]