Sunday, 23 June 2013

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.


Billy Childish's fourth 'proper band' (preceded by Pop Rivits, Milkshakes, Mighty Caesars) and possibly his most prolific. It was certainly a busy time for the Medway-based Renaissance man with singles being released at wallet-sapping speed from all four corners of the globe. According to their Wiki page, this was their fifth LP release out of around 26. Grunnen Rocks makes it Long Player number four. Not that any of it matters, of course. This was the band's first release on the Sub Pop label and there was even a la-di-da video made for Girl of Matches (actually, it was appropriately-low budget), alongside this specially-commissioned Daniel Clowes cover. It's Billy and the boys at their garage rock finest. This one is for Anonymous. Enjoy. (Oh, and if anybody cares to share the awful dance record made by Steve Fisk which either featured or sampled Mr. Childish please get in touch. I've not heard it since it permanently split my sides one painful day in Eastern Bloc records).

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.

2 comments:

  1. My favorite Headcoats slab and probably their best to date. Got it too on Sub Pop Germany vinyl. When I first heard it [on Cd] in '91 I thought they are some lost 60's punk band, 'cause the sound was so strange & surreal to me, and there's no info about the band. Girl of Matches is a real garage punk HIT and there's many others. Dig!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It was a turning point for me in that it was the first time I took back the CD and swapped it for vinyl. This was after a couple of years of doing the opposite. That big, daft Dan Clowes cover needed seeing in all its angular, irrelevant glory. From that point on I did CDs for compilations or 'exclusives' only. About two years ago I gave all but a small handful away.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...