Tuesday, 20 December 2016

THis Heat - "Live at the Collegiate Theatre, London 30/06/1978" (Bootleg)

A rare glimpse at early This Heat captured in the raw acoustics of the Collegiate Theatre, supporting The Pop Group I gather.
Sounds like a very sparse audience hiding amongst the tape hiss, but you get a glimpse of the more experimental side of early This Heat, before the more song based material crept in. A very early flowering of the progressive side of the Post-Punk era.
While the record shop racks were full of lp's by The Vibrators, The Drones, and other similar second wave new wave punkers. The real new wave were surfacing in places like this; and they weren't playing Rock music either.

Track Listing:

1 Horizontal Hold
2 Twilight Furniture
3 Water/ Not waving
4 Improvisation
5 The Fall of Saigon
6 Music Like Escaping Gas

DOWNLOAD some proto-post punk in action HERE!


rev.b said...

TH and TPG on the same bill. Christ!

Jonny Zchivago said...

It could be possible to see the reformed 'This is Not This Heat' and "The Pop Group" on the same bill in 2017....except the Pop Group are now a shit Haircut One Hundred tribute band.

rev.b said...

Yeah, I heard TPG's latest and it was pretty dismal.