On this day in music history: March 24, 1982 – “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads”, the fifth album by Talking Heads is released. Produced by Talking Heads, it is recorded at WCOZ Northern Studio in Maynard, MA on November 17, 1977, The Park West in Chicago, IL on August 23, 1978, The Boarding House in San Francisco, CA on September 16, 1978, The Agora in Cleveland, OH on December 18, 1978, Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA on August 24, 1979, The Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ on November 17, 1979, Central Park in New York City on August 27, 1980, Emerald City in Cherry Hill, NJ on November 8 & 9, 1980, Sun Plaza Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan on February 27, 1981. The seventeen track double album features live performances by Talking Heads recorded between November 1977 and February 1981, with half of the album featuring the main four piece band. The second half features the band expanded to a ten piece with guest musicians including Adrian Belew (guitar), Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Dolette McDonald and Nona Hendryx (background vocals). The cassette version of the album includes the song “Cities” as a bonus track. In 2004, an expanded reissue nearly doubles the length of the original album by adding additional tracks left off the original LP, and ones that were shortened due to the time constraints of the vinyl format. Out of print on vinyl since its initial release, the original edited release is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram double vinyl pressing in 2013. It is also pressed on maroon colored vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies and is issued as an exclusive, though the Newbury Comics record store chain. “The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads” peaks at number thirty one on the Billboard Top 200.
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