1977. 'Corporate rock', 'arena rock', 'cheap rock' or whatever you want to call it was dominating the radio. As some sort of backlash, arty non-commercial bands began springing up playing original material on their own terms. This would later be termed 'new-wave' as music promoters love to label music. The New York scene gave us several bands that would later go on to great acclaim and/or success. The Ramones, Television and Blondie to name a few. Rising to the top of the heap were Talking Heads. (Yes folks, no 'the.).
Around the time of their first album '1977' came a few singles.
Love -> Building on Fine b/w New Feeling.
The first single released in advance of the first album features a stand alone A-Side which would be part of the live show for many years to come. As the cover photo indicates, Talking Heads was a three piece at this point. Jerry Harrison had yet to join. The B-Side was re-recorded for their debut LP.
Between the release of this and the first LP, distribution of Sire Records went from ABC to Warner Brothers. As a result, this single went out of print quickly.