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There are three bands named “The Heads”:

1) The Heads (1993), based in Bristol, belong to the space-rock school of extreme psychedelic rock founded by Hawkwind, but they also absorb the dadaistic elements of the Flaming Lips. Debuting with Quad (Rooster, 1993), the Heads spent a few years releasing only singles. Relaxing With… (Cargo, 1996) collects the 1993-1995 singles (1994’s epic 11-minute “Coogan’s Bluff,” 1995’s “Television”) and a few new tracks that show a much harder style - a demented soup of Stooges, MC5 and Blue Cheer. After the album, the band released the single “Gnu (Headhunter)” and the EPs Delwyn’s Conkers (Man’s Ruin, 1997) and Mao Tinnitus (Man’s Ruin, 1998). The Time Is Now (Man’s Ruin, 1998) collects the latest EPs.

Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere (Sweet Nothing, 2000)

The limited-edition Session 02 (Rocket, 2002) contains the 18-minute “Planet Suite No 3.”

Under Sided (Sweet Nothing, 2003) contains the monumental Heavy Sea (half an hour).

At Last (Sweet Nothing, 2003) is a live-in-studio album that revisits some of the band’s themes in a sort of improvised medley.

33 (Invada, 2005), released only in 33 copies on CDr + black & blue vinyl, collects rarities.

Under the Stress of a Headlong Dive (2006)

Dead In The Water (2007), limited CDr + 2LP

Bedlam (2008), limited CDr

Irrepressible (2008), limited CDr

Time In Space (2008), limited CDr1)

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  • Smirnon

    got my third speeding ticket while cruising to Spliff Riff last week wheeeee

    31 Aug 8:24pm Reply
  • zwerfafval

    (via rocketrecordings. b l o g s p o t .com/2010/06/outerstellar-overdrive-return-to-krt.html)

    12 May 8:56pm Reply
  • zwerfafval

    that's an awesome track of course, but how about this 41-minute version of K.R.T. 5-1/Spliff Riff? https://soundcloud.com/johnnyorocket/the-heads-krt-5-1

    12 May 8:55pm Reply
  • MonoPeligroso

    Off my Boots has to be one of their best tracks.

    13 Jan 1:05pm Reply
  • Smirnon

    i'm just a little princess like that. it's too rough around the edges for me. all i can focus on is the hiss, not the music anymore sigh. and yeah, i saw it afterwards that it was described on the Cardinal Fuzz sales pitch but who reads that! i buy stuff on a whim! music is emotion man

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zwerfafval

    Well, it's just tape hiss since a lot of it is cassette-sourced. It did say in the description when they went on sale... but I'm surprised it bothers you so much, I really like the raw rehearsal space vibe of it myself.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    music is great but what's up with the super annoying tape hiss/static throughout the first 4 tracks of the 2nd disc? first i thought it were my headphones, but it's the same on my stereo and in my car. it's real bad and totally ruins the music

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • zwerfafval

    Inner Space Broadcasts Vol 2: another facemelter.

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RocketV

    Way too awesome to be ignored!

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MonoPeligroso

    I don't think it's better than Enten-Eller, there's just too much awesomeness contained on that one, but yeah, those two spacey jams are top-tier stuff.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    K.R.T. (Cube Rehearsal) goes deep

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • zwerfafval

    It's fucking AWESOME I tell you! Even better than Enten-Eller and one of the best of 2012 as far as I'm concerned... or 2013, depending on when they'll be sent out.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • zwerfafval

    Although that 12" on Cardinall Fuzz was a bit pricey, I must say that it's ridiculously good as well! Glad I took the bait after all, hopefully they'll ship it soon.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • huntersays

    fuuuu all caps suck

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    gahhh fucking all caps

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • pellevoo

    I don´t remember anymore how I found out this Grrreat band about 1 year ago or so, but anyways I´m pretty damn Happy it happened, ass they rule Big f-ing Time määän!!

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MonoPeligroso

    RADIO ONE + ENTEN/ELLER = BEST BAND EVER

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • cut_your_ribbon

    @ smirnon Sure... Rocket's facebook is fairlt up-to-date but here is the official blogspot website so you won't miss out on anything: http://rocketrecordings.blogspot.co.uk/

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • zwerfafval

    Enten-Eller (turquoise edition) briefly available again until it sells out... http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=350768

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Mr_Everything

    Live in Tilburg and Dead in the Water are 2 of the best things I have ever heard!

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
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