Monday, 30 September 2019

Monday Long Song

Some good news arrived this week, from the wife of my pal who underwent a period in a medically induced coma followed by open heart surgery just a few weeks ago - he's been released from hospital to convalesce at home. He's as weak as a kitten, frightfully pale and drawn, under regular medical supervision and extremely tired........, but he's home. I'm typing this on Sunday evening and will very shortly pour myself a generous post-work glass of red wine, which I will raise in thanks to toast the phenomenal men and women of the NHS.


This Heat forged a uniquely experimental post-punk path for six years from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, releasing an eclectic body of music across two LPs and one EP that appeared to have obvious antecedents. Produced by Flying Lizard David Cunningham, this is the title track of the 'Health and Efficiency EP' from 1980.

This Heat - Health and Efficiency


C said...

I'm s pleased to hear the good news, and may your friend keep on a steady road to full recovery.
This Heat is a name I haven't heard or thought of in ages (and I started thinking maybe I'd seen them live once, down at our local venue, but just checked with Mr SDS and he said it was a band called The Heat. Easy mistake!) There definitely seems to be a bit of a resurgence of this kind of sound coming up again in contemporary music I think.

Swiss Adam said...

Glad to hear the good news too.

drew said...

Great news about your friend. The NHS is a wonderful thing and anybody who tries to fuck with it should be jailed.

Don't know This Heat at all. Not what I was expecting.

The Swede said...

Thanks all. Well said Drew.

Rol said...

I'll take any good news I can get at the moment. I'll raise a glass of cranberry juice also.

Walter said...

Good news about your friend and I hope he continues getting well. Long time I didn't listen to This Heat and I have to admit that I almost forgot them. Ought to listen to Deceit once again soon. Probably too radical for most of us but still fantastic after all these years. Thanks for bringing them back to me, Swede.

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