ARTIST: The Radiators
TITLE: Heat Generation
YEAR RELEASED: 1981
CHART ACTION: 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.