|Origin||Orange County, California, U.S.|
|Associated acts||The Crucified
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|Past members||Edie Goodwin
Headnoise is one of the main pioneers of "old-school" Christian punk rock, founded in 1994. They are prominent for being on the forefront of the Southern California-based "JCHC" underground movement, along with Officer Negative. This was the second wave of the "Old-School Christian Punk" movement, following in the footsteps of bands like The Crucified, Nobody Special, and Scaterd Few.
Headnoise has had several lineup changes over their long career, but the core of the band are husband and wife team Robert & Edie Goodwin (on Bass and Vocals, respectively), and Sid Duffour (on Guitar). They are characterized as being extremely bold and uncompromising about their faith , with guitar-driven, powerfully fast, yet sophisticated hardcore punk music and provocative Christian lyrics. Their songs deal with a range of themes including modern pragmaticism, social injustice, personal struggles, and practical spiritual insights.
Originally based in Orange County, California, they eventually moved to Illinois in the year 2000 to join Jesus People USA (aka "JPUSA"), an intentional Christian community and urban ministry serving inner-city Chicago with national and international branches of ministry. There, they became one of the top bands on the JPUSA-run record label, Grrr Records.
In the winter of 2005 they announced their retirement from touring and recording in order to focus on their families and other ministry callings. However, the band did reunite for the 2006 Cornerstone Festival. In 2007, the band decided to end their hiatus to continue playing and recording, although not consistently. The band played at the 2008 Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell (see www.cornerstonefestival.com).
- Van Pelt, Doug (March/April 1999). "Indie Album Reviews: HEADNOISE". HM Magazine (76). Retrieved 2007-04-24.