Friday, September 15, 2006

Gareth Williams : Flaming Tunes

In 1981 Gareth Williams left This Heat for a 1-year stay in India to pursue some of his other interests and with a notion to continue his work with the group when he's back. That sadly never happened. Instead, here is his 1985 released cassette-only solo outing heavily influenced by this trip. Lo-fi home recordings of great songs in Heat style but mellower, more personal and more ethnic-oriented. This should've been re-released long time ago, along with other works by him - he was making music up to the very end...
Note: Great news at last! It seems that the Flaming Tunes album will finally get the long overdue proper Cd treatment. Check here and don't hesitate to buy! And while you're there, you can also check Matt Leer's beautiful song by song rendition of the entire Flaming Tunes (search for Diamond Age).

It's Out Now!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! this albums kicks ass! Thanks for sharing it with us! It's way ahead of it's time and it's obviously very underapperciated. Like many of the underground 80s cassette-only releases it does not get the respect that it deserves.
thanks again.

futura2006

3:53 AM  
Blogger Eerowen said...

Wow, indeed. I had a copy-of-a-copy of this a number of years ago, but like so many of my cassettes I now have no idea where it is.

Thanks for bringing it back into my life!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic album... I have everything from This Heat, but this one is a killer! What a pity that Gareth is no longer with us...

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flaming Tunes wasn't a "solo outing".

Gareth Williams produced it with Mary Currie.

And it stands the test of time...

Neil

4:51 PM  
Blogger rz said...

yes, neil
you're absolutely right, in both of your cstatements!
this album was issued under the name 'flaming tunes'... it's only easier (for me at least) to identify it as a gareth williams album.
regards
z

2:25 AM  
Blogger MfH said...

You might be interested to know that Flaming Tunes is about to get its first CD release, scheduled for the end of this month and will be available at http://lifeandlivingrecords.com which will hopefully be making available unreleased Gareth Williams material

9:52 AM  

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