Sunday, October 26, 2008

THE HEADBOYS - Self-Titled LP



Here's another cool, random record store find - The Headboys.

The Headboys were a Scottish power pop act that scored minor chart success in 1979 with their excellent single, The Shape of Things to Come. The song was the first track on their debut and only LP, this self-titled release from the same year.

As a result of the success of the single, the band planned a U.S. tour and second LP, neither of which came to fruition.

While nothing on the record is quite as good as The Shape of Things to Come, there's plenty of other worthwhile tracks here such as the incredibly fun My Favourite D.J., the driving Changing With the Times and the delicate ballad Silver Lining.

Definitely worth a listen for any fan of late-70s power pop!

The Headboys - Self-Titled LP, 1979

Track listing:
1 - The Shape of Things to Come
2 - Stepping Stones
3 - My Favourite D.J.
4 - Kickin the Kans
5 - Changing With the Times
6 - Silver Lining
7 - Experiments
8 - Schoolgirls
9 - Gonna Do It Like This
10 - The Breakout
11 - The Ripper
12 - Take It All Down

Also, check out this video of the band performing The Shape of Things to Come on Dutch TV in 1980:


8 comments:

bazzil said...

Hey, thanks for this I did have(many years ago)a white sleeved pre-release of this somewhere.
I haven't been able to find it though, It's probably somewhere in the rack.
It's been a long time since I've heard it.

Cheers
bazzil

80sMom said...

wow, your blog really is atreasure trove!

Franko6677 said...

Thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoy!

kormos35 said...

This is an awesome band. Can anyone post the lyrics for this album? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

i HAVE THIS lp STILL IN MY RECORD COLLECTION. IT HAS A FEW GEMS ON SIDE 1. pleeeeeeeeeeeze REPOST.
THANKS

Anonymous said...

Reup possible, lost it via crash :-(

Anonymous said...

Download Link is Death,please reup

Anonymous said...

Check out The Headboys' Facebook page.
Lots of music rare pics and up to date info about the band.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHeadboys