Friday, February 15

Tee Hedz - Central Park, NYC 1980

Tawking Hedz
Wollman Rink
Central Park
New York, NY
Aug. 27, 1980
Tee Hedz live: the gang’s all pictured here, except Adrian Belew

soundboard recording (sound quality Ex-; slight hum audible between songs; original recording by Frank Galagher; transfer by HDV)


REPERCUSSION: This blog is devoted mainly to two groups active primarily in the 1980s — groups at times lumped in with the so-called “New Wave”. So, at some point, I wanted to post something by this group. Otherwise, there’s no connection between our heroes from Winston-Salem, NC and the Tee Hedz from NYC.

SAMPLE: "Take Me to the River (Central Park 1980)"

01 Warning Sign (beginning cut, fades in)*
02 Stay Hungry
03 Cities
04 band intros 
05 I Zimbra
06 Once In A Lifetime
07 Houses In Motion
08 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
09 Crosseyed and Painless (fades in)** 
10 Take Me to the River
11 The Great Curve
     *first song in the set, Psycho Killer, is not included here
     **Life During Wartime from this show was officially released, so is omitted here (would have been the track before “Take Me to the River”)
ROB SEZ: I’ve tried to make it hard for the Internet music police to find this post. I’ve misspelled the name of the band and its original members. When Hans De V began sharing his amazing Tee Hedz tape collection a while back, the powers-that-be were all over his posts, and they disappeared quickly. I don’t want to jeopardize my humble little blog by calling attention to posts like this.
tape insert by Hans De V
(file says "Part 1", 
but it's the whole thing)

BONUS: audience recording of the same show — includes band intro & the songs missing from above soundboard version.

Sound quality VG

HQ MP3 (VBR avg. 280 kbps)

David Burne - vocals, guitar
Gerry Harrison - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tina Weymuth - bass, keyboards
Cris Franz - drums
Adrian Belew - guitar, vocals, percussion
Bernie Worrell - keyboards, vocals, percussion
Busta 'Cherry' Jones - bass 
Steve Scales - percussion, vocals
Nona Hendryx - vocals, percussion
Dollette McDonald - vocals, percussion
(core band members’ names are misspelled intentionally...)


  1. thnks !!1 always liked Talk H
    Rippin Frog

  2. Is it possible to repost the soundboard for the Central Park show?Thank you!!

    1. Yes it is! New link for WAV files just posted in the body of the post above, but here 'tis repeated for quick access:

  3. Thanks so much for the repost.This sounds really great!


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