Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Heaters - Energy Transfer (1980, CBS)

Just bought this one on a whim a few weeks ago. Knew nothing about the very photogenic Heaters at the time, but recently learned of the band's newly minted CD, The Great Lost Heaters Album, which you can read up on here. Energy Transfer was the band's second album. Emanating from the L.A. punk/wave scene of the late '70s, The Heaters were displeased with the production of their two records, which according to the band's lengthy account on their website, failed to capture their live fervor and spontaneity (but isn't that always the case for bands of their era, and for that matter, this one)? Led by Mercy Bermudez, the Heaters were about as radical as say, Blondie, but without the flauntiness and embarrassment maybe for a cover of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers bubblegum classic, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" Nevertheless, as evidenced by the brisk "Is This Madness," and the whirling title track, there are moments of spunky exuberance on Energy Transfer that are impossible to resist.

01. Sail Away
02. Fast Love
03. Thunder Rolling
04. I'll Call You Wherever I Am
05. Is This Madness
06. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
07. Rushing to You
08. Put One Foot in Front of the Other
09. Energy Transfer
10. Stand Your Ground


Asick said...

One of the best albums I ever owned. Thanks for bringing it back alive! Rushing is coming back!!

Unknown said...

Just bought this album cause of its intriguing album cover. Spinning as I type this ...

Matthew Edson said...

Any chance you could reup this?

Allen Lulu said...

Any chance you can reup this? It's not on YouTube or any of the streaming services. Thanks.

jrhutch94705 said...

Another poor soul begging for a re-upload; cannot find this anywhere except on vinyl and I am vinyl-disabled.