Heatwave Festival

  • Track Count 102
  • Total Length 5:17:34
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Introduction Rockpile 00:27
  2. 2 Sweet Little Lisa Rockpile 03:15
  3. 3 So It Goes Rockpile 02:48
  4. 4 I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) Rockpile 02:47
  5. 5 Band Intros Rockpile 00:25
  6. 6 Queen Of Hearts Rockpile 02:57
  7. 7 Switchboard Susan Rockpile 03:13
  8. 8 Trouble Boys Rockpile 03:13
  9. 9 Stage Banter Rockpile 00:31
  10. 10 Girls Talk Rockpile 03:22
  11. 11 Stage Banter Rockpile 00:24
  12. 12 Three Time Loser Rockpile 03:02
  13. 13 You Ain't Nothing But Fine Rockpile 02:38
  14. 14 Stage Banter Rockpile 00:13
  15. 15 Crawling From The Wreckage Rockpile 03:12
  16. 16 Stage Banter Rockpile 02:41
  17. 17 Let It Rock Rockpile 00:24
  18. 18 Singing The Blues Rockpile 02:55
  19. 19 Stage Banter Rockpile 00:20
  20. 20 I Hear You Knocking Rockpile 02:30
  21. 21 They Called It Rock Rockpile 03:41
  22. 22 Ju Ju Man Rockpile 03:21
  23. 23 Encore Applause Rockpile 00:54
  24. 24 Down Down Down Rockpile 03:40
  25. 25 Applause Rockpile 00:52
  26. 26 Let's Talk About Us Rockpile 04:04
  27. 27 Introduction The Pretenders 00:46
  28. 28 Precious The Pretenders 03:47
  29. 29 The Adultress The Pretenders 04:13
  30. 30 Kid The Pretenders 03:55
  31. 31 Space Invader The Pretenders 03:02
  32. 32 Private Life The Pretenders 06:54
  33. 33 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 02:53
  34. 34 Stage Banter The Pretenders 00:29
  35. 35 Stop Your Sobbing The Pretenders 03:15
  36. 36 The Wait The Pretenders 03:35
  37. 37 Louie Louie The Pretenders 03:40
  38. 38 Porcelain The Pretenders 04:03
  39. 39 Tattooed Love Boys The Pretenders 03:41
  40. 40 Up The Neck The Pretenders 05:32
  41. 41 Encore Applause The Pretenders 01:25
  42. 42 Mystery Achievement The Pretenders 06:25
  43. 43 Planet Claire The B-52's 05:08
  44. 44 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:18
  45. 45 6060-842 The B-52's 03:04
  46. 46 Devil In My Car The B-52's 04:48
  47. 47 52 Girls The B-52's 03:55
  48. 48 Quiche Lorraine The B-52's 03:52
  49. 49 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:12
  50. 50 Dirty Back Road The B-52's 02:56
  51. 51 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:25
  52. 52 Lava The B-52's 04:57
  53. 53 Give Me Back My Man The B-52's 04:20
  54. 54 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:17
  55. 55 Strobe Light The B-52's 04:06
  56. 56 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:15
  57. 57 Private Idaho The B-52's 03:57
  58. 58 Stage Banter The B-52's 00:11
  59. 59 Runnin' Around The B-52's 03:29
  60. 60 Rock Lobster The B-52's 04:59
  61. 61 Applause The B-52's 00:20
  62. 62 Dance This Mess Around The B-52's 04:26
  63. 63 Applause / Stage Banter The B-52's 00:56
  64. 64 Party Out Of Bounds The B-52's 03:33
  65. 65 Stage Ambience Talking Heads 00:40
  66. 66 Pyscho Killer Talking Heads 05:31
  67. 67 Warning Sign Talking Heads 05:24
  68. 68 Stay Hungry Talking Heads 03:48
  69. 69 Cities Talking Heads 05:04
  70. 70 Band Introduction Talking Heads 01:06
  71. 71 I Zimbra Talking Heads 04:43
  72. 72 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads 06:05
  73. 73 Houses In Motion Talking Heads 06:16
  74. 74 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Talking Heads 08:00
  75. 75 Crosseyed And Painless Talking Heads 07:25
  76. 76 Tuning / Crowd And Thank You Talking Heads 00:42
  77. 77 Life During Wartime Talking Heads 04:42
  78. 78 Encore Applause Talking Heads 00:25
  79. 79 Take Me To The River Talking Heads 06:39
  80. 80 Shot With His Own Gun Elvis Costello & the Attractions 04:07
  81. 81 Accidents Will Happen Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:38
  82. 82 The Beat Elvis Costello & the Attractions 03:31
  83. 83 Song Introduction Elvis Costello & the Attractions 00:11
  84. 84 Temptation / Green Shirt Elvis Costello & the Attractions 05:15
  85. 85 Song Introduction Elvis Costello & the Attractions 00:13
  86. 86 You'll Never Be A Man / (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea Elvis Costello & the Attractions 06:15
  87. 87 Secondary Modern Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:32
  88. 88 Lover's Walk Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:44
  89. 89 Less Than Zero Elvis Costello & the Attractions 03:20
  90. 90 Big Tears Elvis Costello & the Attractions 04:14
  91. 91 High Fidelity Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:31
  92. 92 Song Introduction Elvis Costello & the Attractions 00:23
  93. 93 Alison Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:26
  94. 94 Lipstick Vogue Elvis Costello & the Attractions 03:59
  95. 95 Clubland Elvis Costello & the Attractions 03:47
  96. 96 Oliver's Army Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:57
  97. 97 Watching The Detectives / You Belong To Me Elvis Costello & the Attractions 07:59
  98. 98 Song Introduction Elvis Costello & the Attractions 00:23
  99. 99 Radio, Radio Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:32
  100. 100 Pump It Up Elvis Costello & the Attractions 04:50
  101. 101 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding Elvis Costello & the Attractions 05:52
  102. 102 I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down) Elvis Costello & the Attractions 02:37
Playlist Description

This playlist contains all of the Heatwave Festival recordings available on Wolfgang's, presented in their original running order. To download these sets, or for more information on the performances by Rockpile, The Pretenders, The B-52's, Talking Heads, and Elvis Costello and the Attractions, visit each individual performance's page. Here's some information about the concert itself:

Held at Mosport Park, a 500-acre auto racing facility located approximately 100 kilometers east of Toronto, the aptly named Heatwave Festival took place on a hot August Saturday and presented the cream of the crop of post-punk new wave bands, just as many were breaking big internationally. Promoted as the "New Wave Woodstock" or as the poster for the event proclaimed, "The 1980s Big Beat Rock And Roll Party," nearly 100,000 fans would converge that day to witness some of the greatest American, British and Canadian bands to emerge in recent years all on the same stage.

The first major outdoor new wave musical event to be held anywhere, nearly 85,000 fans would purchase the $20 tickets to hear the likes of Rockpile with Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds, The B-52s, The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, and The Clash, along with Canada's own Teenage Head and The Kings and with lesser known groups like Holly and the Italians and The Rumour (Graham Parker's former group) performing earlier in the day