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Customer Reviews

Yes, buy it.

Yes. Nice because it is not nice. We need more music that is not nice.

As challenging as they come

This Heat almost sounds like a different band from recording to the next; on Deceit, they sometimes sound like a different band from one point in the same song to the next. And yet, it all coheres somehow. Looking to explore some new musical directions---simultaneously, on the same album? Give Deceit a spin.

post punk gem

I knew this album from a Pitchfork. Those geeks at Pitchfork named this as one of the best 100 albums in the 1980s. I could not agree more. This album was released in 1980s but sounds like nothing from the 1980s. Jarring, yet intriguing music for those who are fond of left-field (literally and politically).


Formed: 1976 in Camberwell, South London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Despite their extremely short-lived tenure, U.K. experimentalist trio This Heat left behind a legacy that would open the doors for the formation of forward-thinking genres like post-rock, industrial, and post-punk. The group came together in January of 1976 in Brixton, London, made up of Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward, and Gareth Williams. All three members contributed vocals and played a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards, clarinet, viola, and prerecorded tapes. Bullen and Hayward...
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