Talking Heads CBGB's December 1975 from eric pease on Vimeo.
With Our Love
I Wish You Wouldn't Say That
I'm Not In Love
It's worth remembering that Weymouth had only just started to learn bass at her boyfriend Frantz's request. Things were pretty rudimentary back then for the band:
I remember how committed we were, but also how tough it was. We were on Christy [Chrystie] Street, near the Bowery, and it was simply a space that was both affordable and non-residential, so we could play our music. We lived on pasta and cottage cheese. We had no shower and no hot water--just a hot plate and a mini fridge. Our big refrigerator was the window ledge. The toilet was down the hall, and I was the only one who ever cleaned it. But it never really got clean, so eventually I just spraypainted it silver, a la Andy Warhol.
The whole setup was really unsanitary and dangerous and weird. This was right when Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver came out, and I had to cut off all my hair to avoid being propositioned by pimps on my way to CBGB's. I still looked 15, and after seeing little Jodi Foster in that movie, I just said, "No more!" But I think being absolutely bone poor is the most motivating thing in the world. We were so committed; we rehearsed seven days a week.
- Tina Weymouth talks to Bass Player magazine, March 1997See also:
Music: Blondie - A Girl Should Know Better (live, CBGB, 1975)
Music: Television - Poor Circulation (live, CBGB, Jan 1975)
Music: The Ramones - Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (live, CBGB, Sept 1974)