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Band: This Heat

Postby Bernardo on Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:21 am

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Postby congleton on Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:39 am

good god! not crap!
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Postby cjh on Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:49 am

Not crap in any way, even though Charles' occasional vocal tics would shame a James Bond villain.

Health and Efficiency/Solar is almost perfect.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:55 am

Fantastic, especially Deceit and Made Available

Top of the noisy music mountain.

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Postby Dylan on Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:21 am

So Not Crap.

'Health & Efficiency' has almost made me crash a car. It's also lost me some respect, for some reason, with folks.
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Postby gcbv on Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:03 am

NOT CRAP with a capital "P"

A friend recommended this band over conversation one day, way way back. I thought, "well, I dig his tastes, let's see what it's about." I bought the Peel Sessions.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT did it KICK ASS!
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby placeholder on Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:50 pm

not crap, of course.
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Postby aaron on Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:38 am

this band is amazing on so many levels, well, the 2 LP's and H&E anyway. those are some of my favorite records.
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Postby yawn on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:19 am

this is gonna be like fugazi
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:14 pm

CRAP!

just kidding. not crap.
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Postby OptionsR on Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:46 am

:WF: 0...severely NOT CRAP.
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Postby cjh on Wed May 18, 2005 9:19 am

(thread revival after stumbling on a great pic)

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Band: This Heat

Postby alex maiolo on Wed May 18, 2005 7:36 pm

Oh good god, NOT crap.

I came to them late, about four years ago, and they floored me. I love guitar players who get described as "angular" so it was up my alley.

It's amazing how every now and then a band that you missed comes your way and it makes you wonder what other great music is out there like it. What did even an insufferable music geek like me miss completely some how? I have to give credit for the 'net for raising the profile of some of that stuff.

Unfortunately I still can't find a copy of General Davis by The Prats - 'net or no 'net. Even thought it mysteriously showed up in a movie last summer. That's just wrong.
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Postby OptionsR on Wed May 18, 2005 8:49 pm

[quote="alex maiolo"]Unfortunately I still can't find a copy of General Davis by The Prats - 'net or no 'net. Even thought it mysteriously showed up in a movie last summer. That's just wrong.[/quote]

If you're looking for just the one Prats track (which is also the only one by them I've heard), I do know that one LP you can find it on is an Italian Rough Trade compilation LP called "Cross Current: Rough Trade's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1". Lotsa other great stuff on there, including Wire's "Our Swimmer", the acoustic version of TV Personalities' "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives", Blue Orchids' "Work" and (just to keep this thread tied together) This Heat's "Health & Efficiency" (trimmed down to around five minutes). So, if you're willing to do some digging through the various-artists vinyl bins, it's a worthwhile purchase.

Speaking of not being able to find things - where am I supposed to find the remastered versions of the This Heat CD's that were supposed to have come out a few years ago? :?

Cool photo post by cjh, by the way.
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Postby alex maiolo on Wed May 18, 2005 9:58 pm

Excellent tip on tracking down the Prats stuff. Thanks a ton, I love that song. Yeah, those little turds weren't terribly proliffic. I say "little" because you know they were only 12-15 years old when they recorded all of that stuff, right?
If I had written a line like "Inverness, what a mess" when I was 13 I would have shit myself happy.
The only thing I have by them is an MP3 of a song called "Disco Pope." It's not great, and it's not bad. It sounds a little like Pink Flag era Wire. The title seems trite in retrospect, but they were FREAKIN' KIDS. Punk rock prodigies.

What This Heat in particular are you looking for? Made Available is pretty easy to find on CD.
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Postby TheMilford on Thu May 19, 2005 9:34 am

Isn't the point of C/NC to post marginal bands?

Of course This Heat is not crap.... DUH!

I Love all of their stuff... Deceit is a masterpiece.
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:49 pm

A box set of everything plus an extra disc of unreleased stuff is coming out on February 13th.
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Postby BadComrade on Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:13 pm

Yeah, but I bet it's still missing some shit.

My brother just got the 50 CD "Merzbox" for Christmas, and it doesn't even come close to being "everything".

Fucking crazy.
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Postby Eksvplot on Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:34 pm

"health and efficiency" is the track that really sold me on this heat, though i certainly like their other stuff. most rock bands sound so fucking safe and servile in comparison. in fact, there should almost be another genre for bands like this heat, wire, swell maps, the pop group, fugazi (circa red medicine), pere ubu, etc. who actually made good on their penchant for experimentalism in creating something new and interesting (and FUN!) that upped the ante -- as opposed to just lapsing into the usual three chord crap masquerading as art by way of a few keyboards and effects.

(rock traditionalism makes my asshole pucker.)
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Postby Peripatetic on Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:00 am

Christopher_Dragon wrote:A box set of everything plus an extra disc of unreleased stuff is coming out on February 13th.


Fucking-A finally.

I've only ever been able to find Made Available. I can't wait to hear everything else.

Thanks for that tip Chistopher_Dragon. Do you have a link to it online somewhere, or label info or anything?

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