Last night I ran into Ludella Black's cover of the Beatles' "I've Just Seen a Face," a complete reworking with a galloping beat and enough fuzz to throw things thoroughly off kilter. The juxtaposition almost makes you forget where the song came from. It was produced by Liam Watson, at Toe Rag, the UK analog heaven; the same studio that has hosted Billy Childish, the Datsuns, the Kills and the White Stripes, among others. So, that got me thinking about Thee Headcoatees, another band loosely affiliated with Toe Rag, which included Black and Holly Golightly, who is probably the best known ex-Headcoatee. Golightly's solo stuff slays me. Between the two of them, it's as good an excuse as any to plop down some UK lady stuff.
Thee Headcoatees, Wild Man ('93). Good song, plus good screams (particularly at :58), less the squeals (a forgivable annoyance) equals entirely watchable.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Ludella Black - I've Just Seen a Face mp3 at Krucoff
Holly Golightly - There Is An End mp3 at Rollo & Grady
Holly Golightly - Your Love Is Mine mp3 at Fat Berri's
Holly Golightly - Black Heart mp3 at Rollo & Grady
Thee Headcoatees - Ca Plane Pour Moi mp3 at L'Homme Scalp
Thee Headcoatees - My Boyfriends Learning Karate mp3 at api.ning
Toe Rag Studios
Thee Headcoatees at Wkipedia