The pristine footage predates Stop Making Sense.
Here’s some excellent — and essential — viewing: a complete, 80-minute Talking Heads concert from 1980 that was shot on multiple cameras.
As our friends at Dangerous Minds point out, this show is from the Remain in Light tour, which featured an “Afro-funk orchestra” and guitar god Adrian Belew. The show was held at the Capitol Theatre in Passiac, New Jersey, one of the few mid-sized concert halls equipped with a multi-camera video system at the time.
Watch the video below via the Music Vault, a site that has remastered and uploaded thousands of old concert videos. The setlist follows.
0:00:00 – Psycho Killer
0:05:45 – Warning Sign
0:11:34 – Stay Hungry
0:15:25 – Cities
0:20:10 – I Zimbra
0:24:41 – Drugs
0:29:23 – Once In A Lifetime
0:35:11 – Animals
0:39:28 – Houses In Motion
0:45:56 – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
0:53:05 – Crosseyed And Painless
0:59:30 – Life During Wartime
1:04:56 – Take Me To The River
1:11:02 – The Great Curve