SONG OF THE DAY
The Fall of Saigon - This Heat
I am going to see Charles Hayward (born 1951) play at Cafe Oto tonight. Hayward is not only an incredible drummer that has played and contributed to This Heat, with Mal Dean (a talented illustrator that also played the trumpet and was interested in improvised music and free jazz) in his Amazing Band, Radar Favorites, Dolphin Logic, Quiet Sun, Camberwell Now and more, he is a noted solo performer with a successful career that spans decades.
This track comes from This Heat’s eponymous debut album, recorded between February 1976 and September 1978, released towards the end of 1979. Anchored by the rhythm of Haywards drumming, this album featured heavy use experimental tape looping and ‘found sounds’ layered with keyboards, guitars and vocals to create a soundscape which would characterize their music.
Hayward and Charles Bullen were both playing in Dolphin Logic and the short lived experimental band Radar Favorites when they started practicing alongside bassist Gareth Williams in Camberwell (London) 1976 the result: This Heat.
Ive also included a link to a song from Deceit, the second and final new album released by This Heat. Released in 1981 Williams left soon after it was put out. This album is widely considered a post-punk classic and was ranked by Pitchfork Media as the 20th greatest album of the 1980s.
A New Kind of Water - This Heat
***Keep your eyes peeled for his soon to be released album: One big atom on CONTINUITY records. freshmaker.