Tick Tick – My Swelling Heart

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Tick Tick

“My Swelling Heart”

This is the first release in Linear Obsessional’s “RetroLinear” series- bringing attention missed opportunities andlost leads from the past.

This EP by the Teesside post punk band Tick Tick was recorded at Guardian Studios in County Durham in June 1980, “My Swelling Heart” was intended to be released as a follow up to the band’s 12″ EP “The Immortalisation of Tick Tick” by the expanded, more dynamic version of the band, but never got out of the can. Remastered from the original recordings “My Swelling Heart” reveals a band confidently pushing into new areas – including elements of funk, dub and world music, with startling philosophical lyrics and all underpinned by a beautifully recorded new rhythm section.
Tick Tick
Vocals – Geoff Spence
Guitar/Clarinet â Gary Widdowfield
Guitar â Richard Sanderson
Bass – Ste Weatherall
Drums – Paul Fowler
Backing Vocals â Tick Tick and Pete Farrell

All songs composed by Tick Tick
Words-1 & 2- Widdowfield
3- Spence
4- Sanderson
Recorded at Guardian Studios, Pity Me, County Durham, June 1980
Produced by Tick Tick and Pete Farrell
Engineered by Terry Gavaghan
Remastered from original studio cassette by Richard Sanderson November 2013