I haven’t listened to this for a such a long time and I have to say it all sounds a bit of its time. Mainly because it spawned the massive monster single, Slippery People. What can you say about Slippery People, the Hi-Ho Silver Lining of the university disco (I apologise for the 1990s overtones in this joke).
I suddenly realised today that this was the album that turned me off the Heads, I love everything up to this album. At the time I, like everyone else, loved this album, but I think deep down I really didn’t and I was afraid to speak out. Well here I am out of the Heads closet, almost 30 years too late, saying it loud and saying it proud; this is an average live album!
Micro review; A live album that doesn’t sound like a live album, I think it really needs the visuals.
Standout track; Take Me To The River, just for David ‘two Penguin classics short of a set’ Byrne’s mad vocal.