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The Heads

Relaxing With... - Silver Jubilee Edition

    ITS 25 YEARS (THIS MONTH) Since the first Heads album was released.. .so.. for 2021..Rooster has decided to get the album back in print on vinyl.. but changing the artwork. With some silver foiling and bordering, the single sleeve has been boosted to a sweet gatefold, Rooster also got the Radio 1 sessions from the time remastered, and re-cut along with the huge b-side to their Television 7” “Jellystoned Park”.

    So there you have it, a double vinyl silver jubilee reissue of a fantastic debut album!

    From the original reissue sales notes:
    “The Heads had self-released a couple of 7"', and then Cargo Uk's inhouse label Headhunter UK got to release a further 7", and then the Debut album in 1996. Amidst a world suffocating in Britpop smarm, the Heads cut a timely swathe with their unkempt rock psychedelique. The album contained 10 tracks of guitar driven, amp destroying rock, with cues taken straight from the US underground, Stooges, MC5, Mudhoney, Pussy Galore, early Monster Magnet too but with a disitinctly British stamp, some of the drone and fuzz from Loop / Spacemen 3, some of the attitude of the Fall, Pink Fairies and Walking Seeds and overlaid with the spaced rock of early Hawkwind. It was obvious that the four members of the Heads were music obsessives. The debut album was recorded at Foel studios (owned by Dave Anderson from Hawkwind) and engineered by Corin Dingley, it was mastered by John Dent at LOUD.”

    TRACK LISTING

    LP 1 Original Album: Silver Vinyl Pressing
    Side A:
    1. Quad
    2. Don't Know Yet
    3. Chipped
    4. Slow Down
    5. U33

    Side B:
    1. Television
    2. Woke Up
    3. Widowmaker
    4. Taken Too Much
    5. Coogan's Bluff

    LP 2 Radio Sessions & 7" B-side
    Side C: First John Peel Sessions:
    1. Chipped (Peel Session, Maida Vale 10/11/95)
    2. Widowmaker (Peel Session, Maida Vale 10/11/95)
    3. Theme (Peel Session, Maida Vale 10/11/95)
    4. Woke Up (Peel Session, Maida Vale 10/11/95)
    5. Spliff Riff (Peel Session, Maida Vale 10/11/95)

    Side D: More Radio 1 Sessions / B-side:
    1. Quad (Live BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Glasgow 31/03/96)
    2. U33 (Live Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1, Manchester 02/05/96)
    3. Television (Live Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1, Manchester 02/05/96)
    4. Jellystoned Park ( B-side Of Television 7") 

    Talking Heads

    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

      Limited Edition Red vinyl of the band’s 1982 double live album with the first LP featuring the original recordings of the band from 1977 to 1979 and the second LP featuring the expanded 10-piece tour line-up from 1980 to 1981.

      The Heads

      Reverberations Vol. 2

        Cardinal Fuzz / Rooster are pleased to bring to you the latest volume in the Reverberations series – 'The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2'. This time we dive into The Heads archives for the Reverberations Series to bring you The Heads recorded live at the Thekla (6th December 2001) as part of the ‘The Gnostic Bash: A Tribute to Kenneth Anger'. This was part of a tribute programme (which included a performance of John Zorn and others playing to Anger’s ‘Magick Lantern Cycle at the Anthology Film Archives in New York) to help raise money for Anger’s long- cherished ambition to make a film of Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass, and documentary film-maker Jon Ausbrooks' then work in progress documentary about Anger, ‘Inside the Eye of Scorpio Rising’.

        Sean Cook was tasked with putting a bill of artists together in which bands played to a partial recreation of Anger’s ‘Equinox of the Gods’ a live film of The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz band who featured Bobby Beausoleil (later imprisoned for life for the Manson Family-related murder of Gary Hinman). The energy captured within these grooves here is extraordinary; for over 40 minutes (with no breaks to catch your breath and get your head together) you are treated to primo Heads in full flight.

        This two track performance starts with an utterly mind destroying version of k.r.t that lasts for near on 30 minutes. Playing to a back drop of Anger screenings and a barrage of strobes and smoke The Heads create an effect akin to your head been sucked through time and space and turned inside out – and that is before we even get to the grande finale of ‘Spliff Riff’ – a relentless onslaught that has you picking your head off the floor only for it to be sucked straight back down again. Take a deep breath, dive in and grin.

        The newest outing here from Manchester stalwarts Crocodile Records with the brilliant new 7" from 'Duncan Reid And The Big Heads'. On the A-side we get the trebly pop-punk power and octaved vocal harmonies of 'Kelly's Gone Insane', equal parts single-note surf guitar and fuzzy muted power chords, all topped with crackling Wurlitzer organ squeals. Flip over and (depending on wether you keep it at 45rpm like I did or switch things down to the decidedly less chipmunky but technically correct 33 1/3) you get the equally catchy 'Pretty Little Rachel', all throbbing muted guitar and that unmistakeable but brilliantly implimented power-punk chord sequence, growing from a compact punky snarl into a full-force anthemic Buzzcocks groove. 

        Last up, and 'Baby Baby' veers much more towards the rock-n-roll doo-wop side of things, with bluesy guitar pulses and flickering guitar trills, accentuated with 'aah's' and 'ooh's' abound. A fittingly catchy end to a brilliantly engineered trio of pieces, and a great outing for Duncan Reid and The Big Heads. 

         

        TRACK LISTING

        A. Kelly's Gone Insane
        B1. Pretty Little Rachel
        B2. Baby Baby

        The Heads

        RKT!

          Timely reissue of the first 3 releases The Heads put out on the ROCKET label, form their first split 7” release (with Lilydamwhite) in 1998 to their much lauded SESSIONS 2 freakout 12” from 2002… compiled here in their remastered glory, the Heads we quite prolific back in the late 90s / early 00’s, and in between the Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere album and Undersided album they released their jams and raw rehearsals via the burgeoning ROCKET Label..

          Compiled here with extensive sleeve notes from Rocket founder Simon Healey, this limited 3LP (1000 copies) and 2CD (1000 copies) set captures the band at their most laconic and free… psychedelic sprawling morass or sound and aural distortion grooves akin drawing from their wide influences…also from simply plugging in and letting go…

          TRACK LISTING

          Side 1 Spliff Riff(conga'd Out)
          Neu75!
          Disappear Into Concrete And Meat (lp Edit)

          Side 2 Filler
          Jellystoned Loop

          Side3 Planet Suite
          Side4 Long Goner
          Side5 Krt Pt1
          Side6 Krt Pt2

          Cd 1)spliff Riff(conga'd Out)
          2) Neu75!
          3) Disappear Into Concrete And Meat
          4) Filler
          5) Jellystoned Loop

          Cd2 1) Planet Suite
          2) Longest Gone
          3) Krt (all Of It)

          The Heads

          Relaxing With... (Remastered)

          “Relaxing With…” is the first Heads album, its reissue, remastered and boosted with extras has been a long time coming: Rooster is mightily proud to announce its release at last.

          The Heads had self-released a couple of 7”’, and then Cargo Uk’s inhouse label Headhunter UK got to release a further 7”, and then the Debut album in 1996. Amidst a world suffocating in Britpop smarm, the Heads cut a timely swathe with their unkempt rock psychedelique. The album contained 10 tracks of guitar driven, amp destroying rock, with cues taken straight from the US underground, Stooges, MC5, Mudhoney, Pussy Galore, early Monster Magnet too but with a distinctly British stamp, some of the drone and fuzz from Loop / Spacemen 3, some of the attitude of the Fall, Pink Fairies and Walking Seeds and overlaid with the spaced rock of early Hawkwind. It was obvious that the four members of the Heads were music obsessives.

          The debut album was recorded at Foel studios (owned by Dave Anderson from Hawkwind) and engineered by Corin Dingley, it was mastered by John Dent at LOUD. For this reissue, the album has been kept on disc one in its entirety, and remastered by Shawn Joseph (he mastered their second album) and Simon Price, with the 'bonus' disc featuring unreleased tracks (including Spliff Riff from 1991) , all the early singles tracks, a selection of their Radcliffe / Radio One Rock Show session tracks, and their first John Peel session in its entirety. The artwork has been re-tooled and expanded excessively and obsessively by longtime art collaborator Johnny O with Simon Price to collate an appreciation of the Heads penned by a former tour manager, and dozens of fliers, unseen photos, clippings etc.

          A 27 track 2CD release / 10 track vinyl release that confirms the Heads status as 'a national treasure'. Released on the band's own Rooster imprint, and with all material available digitally for the first time.

          Fans of modern day psychedelic purveyors like Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, La Otracina, Birds of Maya, Magic Lantern, and the likes should give this a listen.

          TRACK LISTING

          CD Disc One/Vinyl:
          1. Quad
          2. Don't Know Yet
          3. Chipped
          4. Slow Down
          5. U33
          6. Television
          7. Woke Up
          8. Widowmaker
          9. Taken Too Much
          10. Coogan's Bluff

          CD Disc Two:
          1. Spliff Riff 9:01
          2. Quad 3:16
          3. Woke Up 3:17
          4. Looking At You 1:27
          5. Coogan's Bluff 4:01
          6. Theme 2:04
          7. Television 2:21
          8. Steamroller 4:24
          9. Jellystoned Park 8:44
          10. Quad 3:15
          11. U33 3:08
          12. Television 1:50
          13. Chipped 3:45
          14. Widowmaker 3:09
          15. Theme 2:18
          16. Woke Up 3:26
          17. Spliff Riff 8:57

          The Heads

          Relaxing With (RSD 2017 Version)

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            Vinyl of this reissue went out of stock within 6 months of its re-release in 2012,, so now, in the Month of its 21st Anniversary (it was indeed, released in the midst of Britplop in April 1996), the band have repressed it on blue vinyl for RSD. In an attempt to keep it in print and not see it go for £50+ on nefarious auctioneering sites. Fresh cut by Shawn Joseph, incredible art redux from Johnny O, and with MP3 DL code / FLAC DL code. "Relaxing With?" is the first Heads album, its reissue, remastered and boosted with extras has been a long time coming: Rooster is mightily proud to announce its release at last.. The Heads had self-released a couple of 7"', and then Cargo Uk's inhouse label Headhunter UK got to release a further 7", and then the Debut album in 1996. Amidst a world suffocating in Britpop smarm, the Heads cut a timely swathe with their unkempt rock psychedelique. The album contained 10 tracks of guitar driven, amp destroying rock, with cues taken straight from the US underground, Stooges, MC5, Mudhoney, Pussy Galore, early Monster Magnet too but with a disitinctly British stamp, some of the drone and fuzz from Loop / Spacemen 3, some of the attitude of the Fall, Pink Fairies and Walking Seeds and overlaid with the spaced rock of early Hawkwind. It was obvious that the four members of the Heads were music obsessives. The debut album was recorded at Foel studios (owned by Dave Anderson from Hawkwind) and engineered by Corin Dingley, it was mastered by John Dent at LOUD. For this reissue, the album was remastered by Shawn Joseph, Theres the full 2CD complement on the DL codes / this time theres a FLAC version too.. A release that confirms the Heads status as " a national treasure".

            The Heads

            Enten Eller

              Five tracks taken from 2 sessions in the Circle in the Square rehearsal space. 3 of these tracks including the 20 min 'Or' were taken from a rehearsal 'gig' with an audience of just 3 (The Heads uber fans Dave Cambridge, Mark Lascelles and Dave Tuckwell).

              Recorded by Simon Price in 2005 these tracks see The Heads at their most raw and intense when the band were at their loudest battling for volume space. The other two tracks from 2010 are taken from some of the final sessions within the rehearsal space with jams based on a Heads lp that never happened. Comped and edited by Paul Allen and originally released on very limited cdr back in 2012 Enten Eller finally gets a release on vinyl, remastered for vinyl by Shawn Joseph. with the original artwork on a gatefold sleeve.

              Retail Edition 250 copies black, worldwide!!

              The Heads

              Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere - Remastered BOX SET Edition

                The Hardcover / full colour boxset is limited and numbered to 1000 copies only: it features the remastered original double album in its gatefold sleeve, the double album of extra material from the time - also in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. A single live album "bootleg" (pressed on neon yellow vinyl) from the 2000 USA tour called "California Jams", and a 70+ minute CD of material that is previously unreleased, culled from the dozens of rehearsal / demo archival CDrs that Simon Price has from this time. Various items of ephemera are also included in the box. a full size 8 page booklet will be inserted in album one with sleeve notes, pictures, track information, in the live album will be a full size 8 page photo /tour diary attempting to detail some of the USA 2000 tour. a huge 4 foot by 2 foot folded poster with the classic blue/red girl tshirt image, a vinyl sticker of same image, and a Download code postcard with a link to Download the two LPs as MP3. The box itself with then be wrapped in a specially printed Heads tote bag.

                The 2nd album in The Head’s impressive canon, was originally released on Sweet Nothing Records in July 2000; now, 14 years later “Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere” has been repackaged with a full compliment of bonus material from that period (7” tracks, B-sides, Mans Ruin 10” / CD tracks, Radio 1 session tracks, and compilation tracks). All the tracks have been fully re-mastered by Simon Price and Shawn Joseph.

                Broken hands, lost Rickenbackers, and sliced tendons aside, The Heads – Simon Price (guitar, vocals), Hugo Morgan (bass), Wayne Maskell (drums) and Paul Allen (guitar) - hit many highs during this time. The first British band to release records on Frank Kozik’s famed Man’s Ruin label, (the ‘Delwyn's Conkers’ and ‘Mao Tinitus’ 10”s) recorded two Radio 1 sessions (Mark Radcliffe and their second John Peel session), featured on various “scene-defining” compilations and toured Europe and US West Coast.
                Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere is the bands favourite album. It represents the full force of the Heads’ psychedelic pummel, their trippiest most psyche collection, brutal yet beautiful.

                Strap in. Let go.

                This long awaited and meticulously put together reissue of Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere will be available as a lavish 5 LP boxset, a double CD package, a double LP as well as the obligatory MP3 download.

                TRACK LISTING

                Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere:
                Side 1:

                01. Legavaan Satellite
                02. Thumbs
                03. Fuego
                04. Kraut Byrds

                Side 2:
                05. Could Be…
                06. #’75
                07. Wobble
                08. Barcoded
                09. Song No 1
                10. My My

                Side 3:
                11. Stab Railroad
                12. Chrome Plated
                13. Motorjam
                14. Dirty Water

                Side 4:
                15. Pill Jam
                16. Long Gone

                Bonus Material (2xLP)
                Side 1:
                01. Delwyn's Conkers (Mark Radcliffe Session)
                02. Gnu (Mark Radcliffe Session)
                03. Mao Tinitus (Man's Ruin Version)

                Side 2:
                04. Could Be (John Peel Session)
                05. Legavaan Satellite (John Peel Session)
                06. You Can Lean Back Sometimes (John Peel Session)
                07. Post Relaxation (John Peel Session)

                Side 3:
                08. Demonizer 48/48 (Gnu CDEP Track)
                09. Snakepit (Man's Ruin Version)
                10. Dirty Water (Butcher’s Hook / Man's Ruin Version)

                Side 4:
                11. Legavaan Satellite (Man's Ruin Version)
                12. You Can Lean Back Sometimes (Rocket / Man's Ruin Version)

                California Jams
                Side 1:

                01. Widowmaker
                02. Legevaan Satellite
                03. Demoniser 48/48
                04. Steamroller

                Side 2:
                05. Fuego
                06. False Heavy
                07. Spliff Riff

                Bonus CD:
                The Demos: NO TRACKLISTING TO BE PUBLISHED 70+ MINUTES

                Exclusive To This Boxset, This CD Featuring Demo Material From The Period.

                The Underwear Heads

                Tangmania EP

                  Recorded at Rock 'n' Roll HDQS Fall 1980. The Underwear Heads were long-rumored to have been a fictional creation. Evidence of their existence over the past 30 plus years had been reliant upon a picture sleeve for a single that never came with a record. Due to the copycat nature of punk collectors' want lists, the legend of the U-Heads extended far-and-wide as "the sleeve without a record." Truth of the matter is that vinyl was pressed for the release, but due to a manufacturing error all copies were defective and were unceremoniously destroyed while some sleeves managed to slip into circulation.

                  Third Man was able to track down band member John Crenshaw (brother of esteemed Michigan-born songwriter Marshall Crenshaw) who instantly claimed he'd not heard the band's name uttered since 1983. Bandmates Nick Canterucci, Art Lyshak and Bruno Burroni were conferenced in, an early-generation master was located in Australia and the world is finally privileged to hear the Tangmania EP. The six songs on this self-recorded 7" run the gamut from silly drum machine punk, outre experimental tape manipulation and art rock spaciousness.

                  Get Well Soon

                  The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads - Bonus Tracks Edition

                    'Get Well Soon are one of Germany’s most prolific bands of the decade and certainly the most extravagant!

                    We would even go further and claim, that Konstantin Gropper is the Caspar David Friedrich of his generation; strictly musically speaking, of course. In case you don’t know, Friedrich was the most important romantic painter of the 19th century. Similarly, Konstantin’s musical vehicle, Get Well Soon is best known for its hugely romantic, allegorical songs, full of drama, morning mist and night skies. No gothic ruins though.

                    Their new album ‘The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads’ is one of the most sophisticated pop albums of the year. The album features 13 new, wildly imaginative and of course opulently arranged songs. It is, in certain moments, a colourful and beautiful nod to the genre we know as ‘Cinema Italiano’ (think Nino Rota or Argento), though these masters of the strange, wild and adventurous are just one of the 3,227 inspirations that went into the making of this new ornate Get Well Soon masterpiece.'

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Prologue
                    2. Let Me Check My Mayan Calendar
                    3. The Last Days Of Rome
                    4. The Kids Today
                    5. Roland, I Feel You
                    6. Disney
                    7. A Gallows
                    8. Oh My! Good Heart
                    9. Just Like Henry Darger
                    10. Dear Wendy
                    11. Courage, Tiger
                    12. The World’s Worst Shrink
                    13. You Cannot Cast Out The Demons, You Might As Well Dance

                    CD Disc 2: ITZTLACOLIUHQUI (Comes As Downloads With The Vinyl)
                    Lesson 1: You Are Welcome!
                    Lesson 2: Soon!
                    Lesson 3: Take Shelter!
                    Lesson 4: Absolution And Eternal Refuge
                    Lesson 5: Break The Cycle! Break Your Chains!


                    The Heads

                    Dead In The Water

                      **LONG OVERDUE CD REPRESS**

                      "Dead in The Water" is compilation carefully edited together by The Heads vocalist and guitar player Simon Price. It was originally released in a micro edition of 100 CD copies on the bands own Rooster label, these copies sold out overnight! The material consists of album outtakes, jams and rehearsal recordings, most of which are improvised. "Dead In The Water" is a lot more space rock than the previous Invada outtakes LP "33", it will appeal to fans of Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple, Faust and Hawkwind!

                      The Sticks / Hand On Heads

                      Split 10"

                        Hands On Heads' debut release proper is this split 10" with their friends The Sticks. It's a meeting of messed up minds that documents a shared surpise at the expressive freedom pop music can yield, when it's adventurous and playful, and creating it's own thinking party sound. The spooked lyricism and frantic spontaneity of Hands On Heads' music perfectly complements the heartfelt gooey blues of The Sticks, which leaks from the brake cables of this clattering runaway train of a record. These are two bands writing their own future in their awkward, instinctual yet ever-involving compositions, and that daring bridge of kinship is the rationale for them to share these two sides of wax.


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