Wednesday, 3 September 2014

This Heat - "Live at the Scala Cinema,London, 20/12/1979"


Of course, the first of these prog/punk fractured art rockers were, and I use this word advisedly, the 'awesome', This Heat.Who were superb beyond words. 'Deceit',their second album, is probably in my top ten most played LP's of all time.Still play it when I get sick of listening to the other stuff that pollutes my airspace from time to time. Not only is it a musically innovative masterpiece, its a great sing-along record.

Live, This Heat was a special beast indeed, always reworking and reshaping their standards,forever pushing the boundaries of 'Rock' forward,progressively.

So Here's the first of eight live concerts from their four most active years, 1979-82; a performance at The Scala Cinema in London, from 20th December 1979, great stuff with pretty good recording quality ;maybe a mixing desk feed me thinks.



Track Listing:



1 – Tuning 1

2 – Paper Hats

3 – Horizontal Hold

4 – Triumph

5 – Makeshift Swahili

6 – Fall Of Saigon

7 – Music Like Escaping Gas

8 – A New Kind Of Water

9 – Tuning 2

10 – Twilight Furniture

11 – Health and Efficiency



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks and thanks again! You are putting up some great stuff!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Cheers.
Be prepared for a This Heat onslaught.

david lz said...

You're my f@*%in' hero. Don't know how you get yer paws on all this stuff but thanks very much. Actually, I don't really "do" heroes as they tend to let you down but you catch my drift!

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...

Thank you!

sweet-hooligan said...

Nice one Nick... I actually had the pleasure of seeing This Heat bottom of the bill (!!!) to U2 and Altered Images (who were fab and I got a snog off Clare Grogan at the bar while U2 were on)

Jonny Zchivago said...

You got to snog Claire Grogan!!!!!??? Respect.
Watch U2, or snog Claire Grogan? One of the easier choices methinks.
Wonder what she thought of This Heat?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hey, david Iz, awww let me be your hero?!
See what you've done to me...I'm pleading. I won't let you down I promise.
On seconds thoughts,Nah! I don't do hero's either.....in fact check out my blog description on the top of the title page; that will explain my feelings on heroes.

ROOKSBY said...

This is excellent... one of the best T.H. live recordings I've heard to date. :)

Jonny Zchivago said...

As the spectacularly unfunny Irish comedian, Jimmy Cricket,used to say...."Come 'ere....there's more!".
The amsterdam one is especially Hi-fi.