And now. The End is near. And so I draw the final curtain. This is the last installment of my Heatwave photos …. The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980.
It was the first and only time I ever got the see the Pretenders. Or for that matter, Chrissie Hynde. I can’t say that I remember the set … but it was the Pretenders! It was 1980! They were kicking ass and taking names! How could they NOT be hot! They had released their fist albumn in 1979 and it was sonic gold. So I was actually pretty thrilled o get to see them. And to see them in this line up of bands …. nothing short of brilliant!
They even played a full set. No skimping there that day! And through the wonders of the Interwebs I found the set list … AND … the audio for everything they played! Found it on YouTube! Damn … now even I can relive the set!
And lest we forget … there are also my photos. So enjoy the show … and the photos!
- The Adultress
- Space Invader
- Private Life
- Brass in Pocket
- Stop Your Sobbing
- The Wait
- Louie Louie
- Tattooed Love Boys
- Up the Neck
- Mystery Achievement
The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980
Rockpile w/ Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980
Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980
Elvis Costello And The Attractions @ Heatwave Festival 1980
On Other Websites
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: The Heatwave Festival (Part 1)
Dance This Mess Around: The Heatwave Festival (Part 2)
Once In A Lifetime: The Heatwave Festival (Part 3)
Heatwave 1980, The Clash gig that wasn’t