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Talking Heads
[Original Flyer for Talking Heads Show at The Ocean Club in Lower Manhattan]
np, 1976. First Edition. Oblong broadside, 8.5" x 11". Offset printed. One corner chipped. Faintly folded in half. Mild wear. Very good or better. Very good. Early flyer for this pair of dates by Talking Heads, predating their first album and even their record contract (they would sign to Sire in November). In addition, these dates at NYC's short-lived Ocean Club were among the first Jerry Harrison played with the band (though he didn't officially join until the following month): "I came down to NY to play together -- I was living in Boston at the time. I was quite poor so I helped move someone to New York in his van. When we finished there was not enough room for my keyboards so I just took a guitar. When I arrived they said 'Where's your keyboards?' And I said there was no room, but let's play together - I'll just use a guitar. We started and it was magic immediately." Despite this nascent moment in the band's career, however, the simple typographic elegance of this flyer shows their identity was already firmly in place. And a similarly styled flyer for a Kitchen appearance the same year reproduced in TALKING HEADS CHRONOLOGY strongly suggests this is a band if not Byrne design. An excellent bootleg of the second of these shows remains widely available (also featuring saxophonist Fletcher Buckley). Just about the earliest flyer from this defining band we've encountered. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: write-field (typepunchmatrix) [Silver Spring, Maryland, United States]
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