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This Heat
This Heat (1st album)

This Heat: This Heat (1st album) (This Is/Recommended Records)
Label: This Is/Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

Originally released in 1978 on the Piano label, This Heat's first album is an impressive and unprecedented achievement in rock composition. Hayward fuels the trio's radical approach, while Bullen and Williams bring a broad array of voices to the band, mixing tape and concrete ideas in songs with unusual vocal approaches - a sonic soup that's pushed by a tremendous amount of passion. They're often compared to Faust and (early) Can, but Crass, Current 93 and The Ex probably apply as well. Landmark is a word that gets passed around too frequently, but here it's accurate - this music was years ahead of its time and remains a compelling and driven album from an incredibly creative band. Reversible booklet in blue and yellow, nice packaging.

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725800129

Label: This Is/Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR ThisIs1
Squidco Product Code: 5621

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
mono/stereo cassette, 2 and 24 track recordings feb. 1976 - sept. 1978. Remastered July 2001 and April 2002 by Denis Blackham, Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward at Country Masters


Charles Bullen-guitar, clarinet, voice tapes, etc

Charles Hayward-percussion, keyboards, voice, tapes, etc

Gareth Williams-keyboards, guitar, bass, voice, tapes, etc

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Track Listing:

1. Test Card 0:47

2. Horizontal Hold 6:56

3. Not Waving 7:26

4. Water 3:11

5. Twilight Furniture 5:06

6. 24 Loop 5:57

7. Diet Of Worms 3:09

8. Music Like Escaping Gas 3:41

9. Rainforest 2:56

10. The Fall Of Saigon 5:10

11. Test Card 3:12