Monday, August 14, 2006

This Heat : Last Studio

This is a tricky one. These 5 songs are included in the After The Heat boot confusingly paired with Gareth Williams' Flaming Tunes solo album (that'll be another post, soon) as the last studio recordings of Heat. But... i couldn't find anywhere (and i looked) any confirmation of the actual existence of these recordings, or even a hint, except for Identity Parade and Polar which were included in the Noisy Champs album by the Drum Trio (Hayward/Chenevier/Brown). So, it's up to us to believe that these recordings are genuine. For me, they definitely sound like Heat. Different, more mainstream, but Heat. Perhaps the work of the last, 4-piece crew? Produced, very good sounding, not demo-quality recordings. Great texts, as usual. You'll just have to check & decide for yourselves.
Note:See Comments section for more info!

Last Heat

A few words here on the Out Of Cold Storage box: a couple of weeks ago i finally got my copy. Must confess that i was a bit nervous beforehand, mostly afraid of disappointment. I knew all this stuff in and out, the stories, etc... What new could there be for me? The moment i held it in my hands I was releaved. It's a beauty. The design is immaculate, the CD's look very nice together and what's more important they sound fabulous, a big improvement on the earlier issues (not to mention the LP's!). The live CD is also great and the live pictures are a revelation. Same goes to the booklet. It's 44 pages thick with lots of unseen pics and a great lenghty interview with Bullen & Hayward who take us on a tour through the band's history and comments the records track by track. Great stories, some are even funny - who said that these guys couldn't laugh? All in all, dear friends, this is a must purchase. And is not expensive at all. Taken in consideration that acquiring it you'll get some of the greates music ever put on any carrier... Just buy it! And the rumour is out that the guys are working on a next collaborations/unrelesed anthology...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Les Batteries, how about posting "Noisy Champs"? Or for that matter more of the o/p AYAA items such as Virgule 4, Six Cylindres En V, or The Work's Rubber Cage. I think that fits right in with what you're doing, you'd be a hero (subjective, yes) and it would be a nice complement to what Benito at his Decoder blog was doing with the ADN label.
Nice to see the Lach'n Jonsson, hopefully this will be reissued as Cities of Decay was a while ago.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And speaking of Gareth Williams, I hope This Heat fans know about The Garething tribute available for download at

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(14] For A Reason (6'50")
[15] Good Side (3'59")
[16] Distance No Object (6'48")

The last 3 tracks are from a mini-LP from Charles Bullen: a.k.A"Lifetones-"For a reason"

Vinyl only-Maybe a re-release on This Heat's label?


4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks dirk for clearing this up!never heard of that one.i have bullen's 'circadian rhythm' album,but it's kinda too mainstream sounding for this blog.perhaps i'll reconsider this.there are still lots of unofficial heat stuff i want to put up.thanks again.if you have any further info on the 'lifetone' release,please share.

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would also like to (belatedly) reply to the first comment posted here.'noisy champs' would fit nicely here, only must first get my gear together - my record player is broken, no vinyl rips till it's fixed. but i have the second batteries album (as a duo-minus hayward) already ripped, that could do also well. as for the work, both 'rubber cage' and 'see' are still publicly available i think (will doublecheck though). there'll be some more unofficial work stuff posted soon.

3:38 AM  
Blogger ShardsOfBeauty said...

Here is the tracklisting for the Lifetones LP:

Side 1:
For A reason
Good Side

Side 2:
Distance No Object
Goodbye Kisses

Don't know the label, sorry.

1:01 PM  
Blogger ShardsOfBeauty said...

duh, last track of Lifetones LP is called "Patience".

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


More info about The Lifetones- link:

Hey, The Greatest Blog I saw so far ! Thanks for

Thanks for the J. Lachen.


4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks guys for the very helpful info's and link. unfortunately it seems they don't share music at waxidermy. can anyone upload the lifetones album to rapidshare? i would realy want to hear it and would surely put it up here. much obliged...

2:39 AM  

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