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Talking Heads recall playing early shows at a pizza parlour

Talking Heads have recalled some of the earlier shows in their career including a performance at a pizza parlour and a chain restaurant called Beefsteak Charlie’s.The band marked their second public reunion while appearing as guests on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The rock veterans – comprised of drummer Chris Franz, frontman David Byrne, guitarist Jerry Harrison and bassist Tina Weymouth – made their first public appearance together in over 20 years earlier this month.

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Watch Snail Mail and Mac DeMarco cover Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be The Place’ at Valentine Fest
Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) linked up with Mac DeMarco to cover Talking Heads’ 1983 classic ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’.The cover ended Jordan’s show at the Ottobar on Monday (February 13); it was her fourth consecutive night performing at the 350-capacity venue – a local spot of hers – with the fifth and final gig taking place last night (February 14). As well as DeMarco, she was joined by a group of her and her band’s friends, who sung along and played additional instruments like shakers and a cowbell.It followed a playthrough of ‘A Cuckhold’s Refrain’, the joint single Jordan and DeMarco released – under the moniker of Peppermint Patty – last September. Earlier in the night, too, Jordan and her band covered Ride’s 1990 track ‘Vapour Trail’.Have a look at fan-shot recordings of the two covers, then see the full setlist from the night (via below:1. ‘Headlock’ 2. ‘Golden Dream’ 3. ‘Thinning’ 4. ‘Speaking Terms’ 5. ‘Heat Wave’ 6. ‘Automate’ 7. ‘Ben Franklin’ 8. ‘Glory’ 9. Madonna 10. ‘C. Et Al.’ 11. ‘Vapour Trail’ [Ride cover] 12. ‘Pristine’ 13. ‘Valentine’ 14. ‘Static Buzz’ 15. ‘A Cuckhold’s Refrain’ [with Mac DeMarco] 16. ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’ [Talking Heads cover, with Mac DeMarco and friends]During the second night of her Valentine Fest last Saturday (February 11), Jordan linked up with Soccer Mommy to cover ‘I’m With You’ by Avril Lavigne.The five-night event was titled for Jordan’s second album as Snail Mail, ‘Valentine’, which arrived last November via Matador.