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Shock Headed Peters


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Shock Headed Peters [NB. it is not written shockheaded peters!] was formed by Karl Blake, ‘Lord’ Ashley Wales and David ‘Cadbury’ Knight in 1982. They were joined by Mark Rowlatt and Clive ‘Tigger’ Glover to make the full first line-up of the band who recorded three eps I, Bloodbrother Be (£4000 Love Letter), The Kissing of Gods and Life Extinguisher and an album Not Born Beautiful. Blake had previously featured in Lemon Kittens. Knight had been in The Fast Set and, with Wales, Five Or Six. Before a note of original music was recorded Blake insisted that the band rehearse for a month in Wales’ basement, playing only covers - in order to create as tight as possible a unit.

Ashley Wales has been a member of Spring Heel Jack for many years.


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  • glamour_pike

    "I couldn't express myself much better than by saying that my talking makes it worse and there's something so terribly, horribly, wrong about this." (Love Mechanics)

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • glamour_pike

    I'm a little bit gay for Karl's voice

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Nyasa_Lake

    I, Bloodbrother, Be...reminds me a bit of good old Tennessee Ernie Ford numbers. I just want their disc or vinyl.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • poorchino

    Mon Repos (L)

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • slowpulse-girl

    the Life Extinguisher ep is just fantastic

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • anarchodandyist

    God, what is that second verse? "I look a bit like Charlie(?) (???) / So please someone tell him what I want and who I am"

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • adamcooleyisdea


    26 Nov 2010 Reply

    Tendercide ... ♥ ))

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • playaa

    somewhere on the blogspots I found bootleg Shock headed peters live at tegen tonen festival 1987 in FLAC format and it is stunning !

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • zazuziko

    I listen at them since the beging, like Lemon Kittens, and Danielle Dax...i ll always listen at them !!

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • playaa

    some songs from this band are phenomenal, I love mainly: son of thumbs of a murderer, I bloodbrother be, truth has come, ideal, heartbreak hotel.

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • playaa

    what a find! great band!

    4 Oct 2009 Reply
  • bluebed

    du dum dum dum dum du dum dum dum dum. classic.

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Killerdwarf

    really great stuff !!!

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • martinbizarro

    They have a great cover of The Residents' "Blue Rosebuds" on Devastate to Liberate.

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Gvaz

    this sounds great

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DrCaligari

    Sometimes sounds like the lost link between Scott Walker's late albums and Pere Ubu

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ThusIsOurKrao

    My mistake, electriceyeonme. Still, best song ever.

    13 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Maxes

    haha whats with the tag 'ponyrape' ?

    3 Jun 2008 Reply
  • electriceyeonme

    *So weep in a way and rejoice in another, we'll never feel the pain of being a mother.

    7 Mar 2008 Reply
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