26.3.12

THE HEADCOATS : Girl From '62 7" (Regal Select, 1990).

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A Monday morning quicky. "Girl From'62" is a song that Billy has returned to on several occasions since it's initial 1990 release, as a 7" on Issaquah WA's short-lived Regal Select Records. This original interpretation is certainly still my favourite - a typically loathsome (& wild) blast of full-throttle basement rock'n'roll. Thee Headcoats were a garage combo sans comparer at this point, spewing out an unequivocal deluge of must-have 7"s on an almost weekly basis. I have a fair number of them but I'm sure I must've missed a few? "Girl From '62" is definitely one of the finer installments, however.

I'd always presumed that The Girl in question was a certain Ms. Emin, but it transpires she was actually born in 1963 - the plot thickens, etc. The flip side, incidentally, is not a cover of The Shadows Of Knight raver (as redacted by Julian Cope for his displeasingly house-trained My Nation Underground album) - more's the pity...

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14 comments:

  1. You have got to stop with the The Headcoats stuff maaan.

    One more post and it will send me into a bout of obsessive listening.

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  2. If I could only own one Headcoats single this would be the one. Essential.

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  3. "Obsessive listening"? There's no other option where Billy's concerned - Childish or DEATH!

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  4. WOW thanks man, thanks alot.

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  5. Emin - another of my obsessions - was conceived in '62. Tenuous, but that'd solve the mystery...

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  6. I've never quite made my mind up about her... She's been given a very hard time by the press, & by Childish's acolytes too, but then again she's passed off some right crap as "art" an'all. She's an interesting woman, though perhaps only a 2nd division artist?

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  7. She's definitely a love her or hate her kind of artist and the first one I ever started to buy when her prints & things were relatively cheap. A huge and now faded 'The dress is worth more money than the money' greets me each morning as I wake up.

    I love the scratchy drawings, mis-spellings and general 'fuck you' punk rock atitude. Is it art though? I sort of reckon so...

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  8. So you actually own some of her art? I may have to pop 'round to your gaff at some point to, ahem, "case the joint". I'm fond of some of her work, yet find other bits pointless &, frankly, "rubbish". But I have the same opinion of Dali's or Picasso's oeuvre too so, yes, I guess it's "art" after all, innit?

    I wish I'd bought more of Billy's early pamphlets & prints when I had the chance - he used to sell them for peanuts because nobody wanted them - unfortunately, I was too wrapped in buying as many of his LPs as possible, much to my (posthumous) chagrin. BAH.

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  9. Only the low end prints & stuff, my favourite thing being the cat / dog tea towel my now wife bought me for our first Xmas together. Love the pic of her on Billy's 82 cassette comp by the way....

    Subsequently moved on to a young Banksy (that's my pension sorted) & will be posting the Wrong War T-Shirt on GMT along with some musical anti war rants on Floorboards this weekend to tie in with all the gotcha Falklands jingoism.

    My current fave is the letterpress typo stuff by Anthony Burrill. Nice & cheap (for now) and guaranteed to brighten up a spare room...

    http://www.anthonyburrill.com/

    Best etc

    Andy

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  10. Ha, the ones of Tracey without her dentures are a bit of a surprise though, eh? Did I mention that I went to college (in Nottingham) with Matt Collishaw, her one-time boyfriend & YBA hotshot? I haven't spoken to him since 1984/5, so I very much doubt he'd remember me!

    I used to pop down to Bristol regularly in the late 80s, to see my then-girlfriend, & she once took me on a guided tour of the city's back streets, pointing out artworks by a new, mystery graf artists that everybody was gossiping about - guess who? God, I wish I'd at least taken some photographs, a lot of that seminal Banksy stuff is gone now (though his later works have been preserved for posterity, etc).

    I've just had a quick peek at that Burrill site - his geometric stuff is lovely... GIMME.

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  11. Any chance of a re-upload? Thanks much!

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  12. Anonymous12.3.15

    Any chance of a re-up Squire, please?

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  13. Done. Apologies for the mega-delay. :)

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