Thursday, June 5, 2008


1991 (Get Hip)


"Out of print forever! Thee Headcoats take on Bo Diddley in thee finest fashon, lo-fi and Childish as hell!" - Dionysus

"If it's Friday, there must be a new album by THEE HEADCOATS." - epulse

"Thee Headcoats -- consisting of singer/guitarist Billy Childish, drummer Bruce Brand, and bassist Jonny Johnson -- were the garage-punk kings of the world during their decade-plus career, which ended in 1999. Their music featured all the elements that made Childish a cult figure: raucous, irrepressible energy, astonishing emotional directness, and sly subtle humor in spades -- oh, and an undying love for American blues and British punk, the two influences that have always informed Childish's musical output.

Thee Headcoats' sound was incredibly lo-fi; as you listen to Childish's dirty guitar and accented vocals, you really feel like you're right there in the garage with him, drinking whiskey and hanging out. Sophisticated production has never been the point for Childish, and neither has technical prowess. He has always focused on the visceral, the immediate, the honest -- and that's what you hear when listening to Thee Headcoats. You also hear the sound of a serious band that took nothing seriously, a bunch of mischievous pranksters who never cracked smiles. Despite the fact that they never do anything especially innovative -- every Childish song is in essence a tribute to the music he loves -- Thee Headcoats' music quickly begins to sound like the most original and personable music you've ever heard." - Jesse Ashlock

"When Thee Headcoats assembled to record Headcoatitude the studio were forced to cancel the session. Rather than gripe about it or descend into narcotic lethargy as so many bands would, they merely went to their rehearsal room and recorded a lo-fi album of covers. " - Bizarre (Feb 2001)

1. Road Runner (Intro)
2. Crackin' Up
3. Can't Judge a Book
4. Who Do You Love?
5. Greatest Lover in the World
6. Diddy Wah Diddy
7. One Ugly Child
8. Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
9. I Can Tell
10. She's Fine, She's Mine
11. Dearest Darlin'
12. Before You Accuse Me
13. Road Runner

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adjt cruchot said...

great blog!! thanxs
d'you know this one ??

RYP said...

hey Dgrador,
monday I've got friday on my mind... : )

Many thanks for the childish and the Gorgons (never heard of but the vid is great, childish like!)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard this album before, many thanks for sharing!

JJinx said...

hey! something new @ O Canadarm... beautiful. keep up the good work

your fan Jimbo

SamIam said...

Hey DGrador,

thanks for the Childish and the Mono Men. It's going to be a good week.

Cheers, SamIam

Johnny Graveyard said...

Thnks for this I've been lookin this record for a long long time

Dgrador said...

Thanks guys, I'm glad to be back up and running, and also slowly catching up on *your* shares. ;-)

Toxxy said...

This is truly great :) THANK YOU!!

threecoffins said...

Cool blog! I'm a big Bo fan (may he rest in peace, and may he get paid), and I was hoping you might re-up this for my humble sake. Keep up the great work!

threecoffins said...

Many thanks for the re-up!