December 28, 2013 13:31

Unreleased Talking Heads song from 1976 surfaces online - listen

Instrumental track taken from gig at CBGB's 40 years ago

Unreleased Talking Heads song from 1976 surfaces online - listen
A never-before-heard Talking Heads song from 1976 has surfaced online. Click below to listen.

The unreleased instrumental track was posted online via Talking-Heads.nl, with reports claiming that the New York group performed the song during a support slot for Television at a CBGB's show on July 30 in 1976.

The five-minute song is untitled, although frontman David Byrne can be heard introducing it on the audio footage. After an audience member asks whether the track has a title, Byrne replies: "We call it 'Theme', but then we just keep it to ourselves."

Talking Heads released their debut LP 'Talking Heads: 77' in 1977 and went on to release a number of classic albums including 'Remain In Light' and 'Fear Of Music'. Their eighth and final studio album, 'Naked', was released in 1988.

In November of this year, David Byrne criticised music streaming sites and said that the 'pittance' paid by services such as Spotify to artists means that new and upcoming musicians won't be able to survive without supplementing their income in other ways and focusing less on making music.

"I could conceivably survive, as I don't rely on the pittance that comes my way from music streaming, as could [Thom] Yorke and some of the others," he said. "But up-and-coming artists don't have that advantage – some haven't got to the point where they can make a living on live performances and licensing, so what do they think of these services?"

David Byrne's most recent musical project is a collaboration with St Vincent. The pair released their debut album 'Love This Giant' in 2012 and headlined the End Of The Road festival in August of this year.

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