Video & Full Show Audio: Pink Talking Fish Presents ‘Stops Making Sense’ Guest-Filled Concept Show

By Andy Kahn Feb 4, 2017 9:15 am PST

Pink Floyd/Phish/Talking Heads tribute act Pink Talking Fish and several guests presented a special Stops Making Sense concept show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York Friday night. The concert included a complete performance of the soundtrack to the Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense with Pink Floyd and Phish originals mixed in.

Pink Talking Fish’s debut at The Cap opened with Phish’s “Harpua” followed by Kung-Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano joining in on percussion for the Heads’ “Psycho Killer” and Floyd’s “In The Flesh.” Sammi Garett of Turkuaz got in on the action adding vocals to Talking Heads’ “Heaven” and she would return to the stage throughout the night. Start Making Sense frontman Jon Braun emerged for “Found A Job” and held down the center of the stage for much of the show.

Guests continued to trickle out as Turkuaz’s Shira Elias joined for “Slippery People” and Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout came out for “Great Gig in the Sky,” while the Turkuaz Horns were added for “Burning Down The House.” Legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli of The Meters got into the mix during a take on Phish’s “Gumbo” that featured The Meters’ “Fire On The Bayou” played within.

Later in the night members of opening act Electric Beethoven, including bassist Reed Mathis, guitarist Clay Welch and drummer Jay Lane, sat-in on “2001.” The guests and PTF also offered up Stop Making Sense favorites such as “Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place),” “Once In A Lifetime,” “Girlfriend Is Better” and “Take Me To The River” while sprinkling in additional Phish and Floyd standards. A return to “Harpua” closed out the tribute set and “Crosseyed And Painless” filled the encore slot.

Watch officially shared footage of the opening “Harpua” > “Psycho Killer” and listen to a soundboard matrix recording of the Stops Making Sense show taped and shared by Keith Litzenberger below:

[Harpua > Psycho Killer]


Setlist (via PTF FB)

Set: Harpua > Psycho Killer > In The Flesh > Heaven {, Thank You For Sending Me An Angel$ > Llama, Found A Job*, Slippery People*^, Great Gig In The Sky^% > Burning Down The House^%=, Gumbo+= > Fire On The Bayou= > Gumbo+=, Life During Wartime+++, Another Brick In The Wall+++, Making Flippy Floppy*^=$$ > Carini > Swamp*, Have A Cigar* > What A Day That Was*^=, 2001=++ >This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*^, Once In A Lifetime*^= > Frankenstein=, Genius Of Love^, Girlfriend Is Better*^%= > Another Brick In The Wall Reprise*^%= > Take Me To The River+++ > Harpua

Encore: Crosseyed And Painless+++

  • { with Sammi Garett on vocals
  • * with Jon Braun of Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute on vocals
  • ^ with Sammi Garett & Shira Elias of Turkuaz on vocals
  • % with Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout on vocals
  • = with The Turkuaz Horns
  • + with Leo Nocentelli of The Meters on guitar
  • ++ with Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven
  • $ with Runaway Jim tease
  • $$ with Rift tease
  • +++ with Full Ensemble
  • Note: Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu played percussion for the entire show except for Harpua, Psycho Killer, In The Flesh & Heaven
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