The Radiators – Heat Generation

ARTIST: The Radiators  radiators_heat_generation_album

TITLE:  Heat Generation

YEAR RELEASED: 1981

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Nail Your Heart to Mine

LINEUP: Camile Baudoin, Dave Malone, Frank Bua, Reggie Scanlan, Ed Volker

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT:  First (mostly) studio album from the New Orleans combo showcases songs that would remain favorites for years.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Already favorites around New Orleans, the Radiators had a large enough fan base to record a local independent album that they sold in shops and on tour.

The album is a fairly good representation of their chops and instrumental skills, along with the chemistry that they have with each other. What’s missing is the back-and-forth with the audience that you can only get in a live show, but they still made a connection to the listener.

Several of these songs, especially “Nail Your Heart to Mine” would remain fan favorites and crop up in sets forever. If you’re a fan of the Radiators, it’s definitely worth a listen or 10.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: This was the last album they made for six years, until their major label debut

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.

GRADE: B+: Excellent record for fans.

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