Fire Engines cut two sessions at Maida Vale just ten months apart during their short-lived, fast-paced, and long-enduring career. Peel was a massive fan and gave airtime to each session on three occasions.
The first replocates their roughly-hewn, quirky and disjointed sound of their record releases, with a confident first stab at soon to be all-time classic Candyskin, and a fine version of Heaven 17's pre-mainstream cult classic We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing.
The second shows the group in tighter mode, perhaps aiming at a more polished direction that Davey Henderson's next project, Win, would demonstate. The four songs from this session were never appeared on record at the time, the group splitting early into 1982.
We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing
Big Wrong Time
Young Tongues Need Taste
Produce To Seduce To