Heat Wave (Edward Holland Jr., Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland) Stone Agate Music, BMI

From the My Generation liner notes by Brian Cady:

Recorded April 12-14, 1965 at IBC Studios, London.

Another cover of a song originally released by Martha and the Vandellas in August 1963. The Who saw them perform it at the Motown Show at Finsbury Park, Astoria, March 20, 1965. For most of this period this song was The Who's set opener. Another Who recording was used for the A Quick One LP. This take was originally released in a stereo mix on the 1987 Two's Missing LP. A different stereo mix is on My Generation: Deluxe Edition and a mono mix is on the 2008 My Generation Box released in Japan.

From the "A Quick Onen" liner notes by Chris Charleworth with additions by Brian Cady.

Recorded at IBC and Pye No. 2 Studios, Aug. 30-31, 1966.

This was the second of two versions of the Martha and the Vandellas hit recorded by The Who.

Engineered by Paul Clay.
This track was not included on the U.S. version of the LP until 1975.
The stereo version was released only in Europe and Japan.


Heat wave
Heat wave

Whenever I'm with you
Something inside
Starts to burn deep
And my heart's filled with fire
Could be that I'm very sentimental
Or is this just the way love's supposed to be?

I got a heat wave
Burning in my heart
I can't keep from crying
Tearing me apart

Sometimes she calls my name
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I can't explain
I feel, yeah I feel
I feel this burning flame
This high blood pressure's got a hold on me
'Cause this is the way love's supposed to be


Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Just give me another chance
This could be a new romance

Heat wave
Heat wave
Heat wave
Heat wave

This song appears on:

Source Length notes
A Quick One 1:57
Two's Missing 2:41 Original Version
A Quick One - CD Reissue 1:57
My Generation - Deluxe Edition 2:41
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