Bangor post-punk band Hot Water have a radio session aired on John Peel’s Radio One show.
Tracks: Boxer, Back To The Beach, Motorway, Dark Fooling Man
Line up: Brenda Prescott (voc), Sheila Macartney (voc), John Lovering (gtr), Annie Williams (keys), Paul Shroud (bass), Jeff Taylor (sax), Roy Smith (perc), Owen Hughes (drms).
Recorded at Maida Vale 30.08.78
Owen would later run Cob Records in Bangor
Speaking in 2012, Annie said, ‘Had a band practice last night and three of us from Hot Water (Paul and Brenda) put our heads together and came up with some memories. We got the session after asking John Peel to come and see us playing in the Marquee. This came about because we played support to a band (name escapes us but will ask others) at Yale College in Wrexham and their gear didn’t turn up so they used ours and jokingly we said – give us a support spot at the Marquee – they kept to their word. We sent an amusing letter to John Peel telling him we’d lick him all over if he came to see us and left a big red kiss on the letter. John Walters produced it and Paul remembers him listening back to each track on a tiny little monitor – like a trannie. When the recording went out Paul was in hospital in Liverpool having a major operation next day and in instead of calling him Paul Stroud he was referred to as Paul Shroud which cheered him up immensely!’