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Vintage Talking Heads Concert Footage from 1980 Surfaces: Watch Band Play Classics [SETLIST]

by Shawn Christ   Jan 11, 2015 16:29 PM EST

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The Talking Heads  ( Getty/Frank Micelotta )

Music Vault has an impressive amount of vintage and rare concert footage from legendary acts like Lou Reed, The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band. The company shared a full Talking Heads concert from 1980 recently that featured the classic lineup of David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Adrian Belew and Bernie Worrell on their Remain in Light tour. The set includes tunes like "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)."

The black-and-white footage shows the group during an important time in its history — check out the video and setlist below. They had just released their fourth album, Remain in Light, which shook up the musical landscape at the time. More importantly, it marked the halfway point of the band's recorded history: Talking Heads dropped four more albums, with the last being 1988's Naked. They disbanded shortly thereafter.

Talking Heads reunited for three songs in 2002 for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Byrne has been adamant about not reuniting again ever since.

The singer has been able to carve out a successful solo career. In recent years, Byrne has teamed up with Brian Eno (2008's Everything That Happens Will Happen Today) and St. Vincent (2012's Love This Giant).

Weymouth talked about the possibility of a reunion with Rolling Stone in 2013.

"You'll have to ask David Byrne about that," she said. "We never ended Talking Heads ourselves. That's entirely in his court. We never had a fight. I don't see why there shouldn't be a reunion. On the other hand, I'm not going to hold my breath because life goes on. Life is too short to sit around moaning about what could have been or what was. We are in touch with the band and we all would love to do it, but we can't do it without David."

Psycho Killer (0:00:00)
Warning Sign (0:05:45)
Stay Hungry (0:11:34)
Cities (0:15:25)
I Zimbra (0:20:10)
Drugs (0:24:41)
Once in a Lifetime (0:29:23)
Animals (0:35:11)
Houses in Motion (0:39:28)
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (0:45:56)
Crosseyed and Painless (0:53:05)
Life During Wartime (0:59:30)
Take Me to the River (1:04:56)
The Great Curve (1:11:02)

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