Friday, 26 February 2016

THIS HEAT























"Deceit"
Year:    1981
Country:    UK
City:    Brixton
Label:    Rough Trade
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    11
Time:   34 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:           Punk           Experimental         Avantgarde














Deceit is the second and most widely-acclaimed album by This Heat. Its recording began in early 1981 in the band's Cold Storage studio. The central theme of the album is the impending destruction of the world by nuclear war. Charles Hayward explained in a later interview, "We had a firm belief that we were going to die, and the record was made on those terms.… The whole thing was designed to express this sort of fear, angst, which the group was all about really." The album was intentionally given a violent, chaotic sound that proved to be an enourmous influence on later experimental bands. As Hayward attests, "We deliberately would make it sound as though the record player was exploding."
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"Idem"
Year:    1979
Country:    UK
City:    Brixton
Label:    Piano
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    9
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:          Punk           Experimental           Avantgarde














The original "Piano Records" LP issue has "Testcard" sound on run-ins and run-out's which lead to locked grooves. These Records reissues were a different mix, advertised as an improved version at the time, although there is no mention of any remix on the product. Most notable the "Testcard" was at a lower level, and the general sound was punchier/crisper. The "ReR Megacorp" distributed This Is label reissue reverts back to the original LP version and is about as authentic as is possible. Mono and stereo cassette 2 and 24 track recordings Feb. 1976 - Sept. 1978, The Workhouse, Cold Storage, Camberwell, live and in performance. Side B ends in a locked groove.
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