Friday, April 18, 2008

The Headboys - The Headboys - 1979

From Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1977, the Headboys released an album of power pop in 1979 on Robert Stigwood's RSO label. The LP was produced by Peter Ker (Motors, Bram Tchaikovsky). The first single, "The Shape of Things to Come" coupled with "The Mood I'm In" was a minor hit and the band planned a U.S. tour to support the album and join the New Wave craze that they reluctantly became a part of. But they soon decided that they were not ready for touring and retreated to the Scottish countryside to record another album. The album was not released and the band split up. Headboy keyboardist Calum Malcom has owned Castle Sound Studios in Scotland where the Headboys album was recorded for over 28 years and has produced records for The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout and others.-Eric Lostbands

Ripped from vinyl @ 256. Hope you enjoy it!

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Greg Cameron said...

The debut album by the Headboys(did they ever do anything else? one gets mixed signals from other folks....) is pure pop joy. Great vocals, great guitar work, great keyboards, and most importantly, great songs. It brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. My favourite songs here are "Shape of Things to Come," "Schoolgirls," and "The Ripper," but really there isn't a song here that doesn't do it for me one way or the other. It lightens my mood and gets me laughing and/or grinning every time. This should have been mega, but there's no accounting for the tastes of the masses. Check it out. It'll bring a smile to your face, too. Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Stef said...

Wow, i completely forgo about this band. I have the vinyl somewhere in my collection. Thanks for this refreshing nostalgia!

Anonymous said...

Can someone post the lyrics to this great album? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Please re-upload! Pretty please!!

Anonymous said...

It's been a long journey, and many fans have been emailing, messaging, and calling about when this will be released..... is here! Official release date December 1 2013
The Headboys "The Lost Album" can ordered at
A 34 page booklet telling the entire Headboys story and packed with rare pictures! An instant collectible!
Also available for download from itunes and Amazon.

Anonymous said...

The Headboys also have a current Facebook page at

Contains lots of pictures, music and updates.


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