Horrible Head comprised four art school layabouts who, from the end of 1985 and throughout most of 1986, played in pubs, clubs, colleges and parties. They were yer archetypal small-town big-time dreamers.
These songs were all captured on a dodgy 4-track machine - none of your Pro-Tools malarkey here, dear. They played as though their lives depended on it - and, back then, it did.
I'm A Loser (slideshow) - www.youtube.com/watch
Bitter End (live)- www.youtube.com/watch
Black Day (live)- www.youtube.com/watch
Another Fine Mess (live) - www.youtube.com/watch
Walking On Sunshine (live) - www.youtube.com/watch
My Generation (live- first ever performance, pre-Horrible Head) - www.youtube.com/watch
The Natural State (No Time For Nerves) [documentary, 2012] - vimeo.com/49276396
released November 5, 2010
All songs taped on a 4-track Portastudio in various Portsmouth living rooms, Spring and Summer 1986.
Phil Ford - vocals; Dave Pope - guitar, vocals; Sean Hyde - bass, backing vocals, recording engineer: Paul Hamilton - drums.
Digitized, mixed and mastered by Jason Emberton.
Photography by Mark Bleakley.
Cover designed by Stephanie Johnson.
Produced by Paul Hamilton.
The original CD release segued Track 6 ('They Don't Need Me') and Track 7 ('Another Lonely Place'), which kinda sorta works in a way - if you like that sort of thing - when you're playing the compact disc format. However, if you are playing a mix of assorted things and 'They Don't Need Me' crops up on your playlist, it's going to sound pretty crap with the opening guitar figure to 'Another Lonely Place' twanging away on the fade-out and then stopping abruptly.
So, in July 2020, I have found the original audio files and replaced the segued versions with the 'pure' ones.
If you feel cheated - and you SHOULD! - contact me at email@example.com
and I shall send you the WAV files of the two songs.