Holly Golightly

Singles Round-Up

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Damaged Goods

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Holly Golightly (real name) started her musical career as a founder member of all girl garage band Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish /
Thee Headcoats splinter group in 1991. She spent four years as a Headcoatee before breaking away to release her debut record, The Good Things, in 1995. Where the Headcoatees sound was a blend of girl group sounds and three-chord garage-rock with all the original songs coming from the pen of Billy Childish, Holly's solo sound is more a blend of pre-rock electric blues, folk rock, and less frantic rock 'n' roll. Apart from the wide range of covers of such artists as Willie Dixon, Ike Turner, Lee Hazelwood, Wreckless Eric, and Bill Withers, Golightly also writes most of her own material.

Holly Golightly is definitely the most interesting and diverse artist to come out of the Billy Childish school and is certainly one of the better singer/songwriters of the post-grunge era who gets better with every album. Since her debut in 1995, Golightly has been very prolific, releasing a string of classic long play records and loads of singles for a wide variety of labels as well as touring extensively in America, Australia & Europe. This double vinyl LP, (or single CD newly packaged in a digipack) compiles Holly's first twelve 7” singles, A & B-sides. It includes the bluesy 'No Big Thing' with its bar-room piano and harmonica backing, the dirty guitar-driven 'Til I Get, the shuffling brushed drums and double bass of 'Come The Day, the haunting vocal and bottleneck guitar of 'Stain' and finishes with a brilliant up-tempo cover of Pavement's 'Box Elder'.


1. Virtually Happy
2. The Ride #1
3. No Big Thing
4. My Own Sake
5. 'Til I Get
6. Waiting Room
7. I Can't Be Trusted
8. Card Table
9. No Hope Bar
10. Believe Me #1
11. Come The Day
12. In You
13. Believe Me #2
14. Stain
15. Won't Go Out
16. Too Late Now
17. Sand
18. Lonesome Town
19. Your Love Is Mine
20. Laughing To Keep From Crying
21. Listen
22. Rain Down Rain
23. You Shine
24. Box Elder

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