There’s no denying that This Heat‘s early run of releases were crucial in informing a new wave of experimental musicians in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Sadly their two most revered records – the self titled debut and its followup Deceit – have been unavailable on vinyl since 1988, forcing vinyl buyers to opt for often horribly pressed bootleg versions that have flooded the market in recent years.
Thankfully, the band have now announced (via Facebook) that there are brand new vinyl versions of both records and the excellent 12″ ‘Health and Efficiency’ in the works, and that they will indeed be remastered “to the highest spec with all the attention to detail that we have maintained through our history.” Updates are due to follow, and the band urges buyers not to purchase bootlegs in the interim.
Take a listen to Deceit below and remind yourself how bloody essential This Heat still are today. [via The Wire]