The Head

THE HEAD

Formed: Leatherhead, Surrey, England, UK

(Photo on left grabbed from their Myspace site)

According to Record Collector magazine:

"The Head’s only single, a pressing of 1,000 on the Ellie Jay label, is valued at £60 in a certain price guide and was a contender for Worst Single Of All Time on the Kenny Everett Show. It never made the Top 10 though (sometimes Detour’s detailed 16-page CD booklets can be a little too honest). Eight hundred copies of Nothing To Do In A Town Like Leatherhead went missing after a management company took over handling the band. So keep your eyes peeled if you go to car boot sales in the Leatherhead area. Neither really punks nor mods, The Head (1979-82) were “local heroes” not blessed with masses of ability and natural talent. That said, their combination of droll humour and two-fingered Farfisa organ hooks on songs about their hometown, how their girlfriends fancied Billy Idol and how drugs were uncool have a certain amateurish charm. If you remember that Vaultage ’78 sound or Leamington Spa’s The Shapes, then this may appeal. Detour is a fine label, full of love and dedication to its roster of bands from yesteryear, but sadly this is not on a par with previous releases."

Addendum: The band released a second single in 2009, Music For Intelligent People.

BAND MEMBERS (This info cobbled together from the great Bored Teenagers site [link below]:

VOCALS/GUITAR:

Greg Wilson - Vocals, guitar 1978-1981, 2007-

GUITAR:
Mark Willis (lead) - 1978 (pre-Spiteful Horses; pre-Montrachet)

BASS:
Bill Bennett 1978
Terry Bennett 1979, 2007- (pre-Montrachet)
Steve Hoskins - 1979-1980
Andy Sadler - 1980-1981

KEYBOARDS/VOCALS:
Kevin Abbott (pre-Montrachet) 1978-1981, 2007-

DRUMS:
Brian Jones - 1978 (pre-Spiteful Horses)
Stewart Taylor - 1978-1979 (pre-Spiteful Horses; pre-Montrachet)
Nigel Wilson - 1979
Colin 'Sledgehammer' Wales - 1979-1981, 2007-(pre-Red Violet; pre-Deadless; pre-Crystal Sunset; pre-Easyrider)

The Head, Leatherhead, Surrey

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

The Head - Nothing To Do In A Town Like Leatherhead        
Nothing To Do In A Town Like Leatherhead (7", 1980)        

Extraneous Releases

Still Nothing        
Still Nothing To Do In A Town Like Leatherhead (LP/CD, 2008)        

 

Links

BORED TEENAGERS - Has this

 

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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